Washington, DC: As of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 74 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the 74 recalls the NHTSA has announced this January comes news of the following:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) has recalled certain 2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet, S4 Cabriolet, A6 Avant, A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or “Zone B.”
Additionally, unless included in “Zone B” above, Volkswagen has recalled certain 2005-2008 Audi A4 Avant, A4 Sedan, A6 Sedan, S4 Avant and S4 Sedan vehicles, 2007-2008 A4 Cabriolet, RS4 Sedan, S4 Cabriolet and S6 Sedan vehicles, and 2006-2008 A6 Avant and 2008 RS4 Cabriolet vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag Inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these Inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
According to the NHTSA, an Inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
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Recalls Direct RIN: 8178-2017
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Filed under: Assistive, health or safety devices, Burn or scald hazard, Death hazard, Fire or smoke hazard, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: A4 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A6 Avant, A6 Sedan, air-bag inflator malfunction, airbag inflator malfunction, Audi A4 Avant, axle bolt failure, coupling hook failure hazard, crash hazard, electrical short hazard, fire hazard, fuel leakage hazard, injury hazard, metal fragment hazard, NHTSA, Recalls Direct RIN: 8178-2017, RS4 Cabriolet vehicles, RS4 Sedan, S4 Avant and S4 Sedan vehicles, S4 Cabriolet, S6 Sedan vehicles, US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen |