US NHTSA Recalls: Volkswagen & Audi Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of eighty-eight (88) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month.

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

Additional information:

Among the eighty-eight (88) recalls the NHTSA announced in August comes news of the following:

Logo - Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”), a Herndon, Virginia establishment and subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group of Wolfsburg, Germany, has recalled an estimated 45,496 model year 2021 Volkswagen ID4, Audi A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback, A6 Allroad, A6 Sedan, A7, A8, E-Tron Quattro, E-Tron Sportback Quattro, Q3, Q5, Q5 Sportback, Q7, Q8, RS5 Sportback, RS5 Coupe, RS6 Avant, RS7, RSQ8, S4 Sedan, S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, S5 Sportback, S6 Sedan, S7, S8, SQ5, SQ5 Sportback, SQ7, SQ8, and 2021-2022 S3 Sedan vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Seat Belts – Seat Belt Locking Retractor malfunction in apparent contravention of US FMVSS 208

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V606000 reports the Rear Seat Belt Automatic Locking Retractors may deactivate early, which can prevent the Child Restraint System from securing properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Logo - AudiAccording to the NHTSA, an unsecured Child Restraint System can increase the risk of injury during a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Proposed Remedy:
Authorized Volkswagen Dealers will inspect, and replace as necessary, the middle-rear seat belt assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 1, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-253-2834 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information. Volkswagen’s designations for this recall are 69CR for Volkswagen and 69CS for Audi.

==> 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” 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 Audi brand, please search for “Audi” 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 Quattro make, please search for “Quattro” 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 Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” 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.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” 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: 21V606000
Recalls Direct RIN: 14823-2021
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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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