US NHTSA Recalls: Volkswagen & Audi Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of seven (7) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the seven (7) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Volkswagen Group of AmericaVolkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”), a Herndon, Virginia establishment and subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group of Wolfsburg, Germany, has recalled an estimated 4,854 model year 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Jetta GLI and Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 and Audi SQ5 and 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Seats – Front Seat Backrest Frame not welded properly

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V505000 reports the Front Seat Backrest Frame may not have been welded properly.

According to the NHTSA, in the event of a rear-end crash, the Backrest adjustment could break, possibly reducing the amount of occupant restraint, thus increasing risk of serious injury and/or life changing or life threatening consequences.

Logo - AudoVolkswagen will notify registered owners, and dealers will inspect the front seats, and, as necessary, replace the Seat Back Frames, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 25, 2020.

Volkswagen owners may contact VW Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-241-2289 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). Audi owners may contact Audi Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-822-2834 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). Volkswagen’s designations for this recall are 72L1, 72K8, and 72K9.

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==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc, please search for “Volkswagen” or “VW” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Volkswagen Atlas brand, please search for “Atlas” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Volkswagen Jetta brand, please search for “Jetta” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Volkswagen Tiguan brand, please search for “Jeep” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi Q5 brand, please search for “Q5” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi SQ5 brand, please search for “SQ5” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V505000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13457-2020
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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