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Audi A6 / S6 Recalls

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03/30/18 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling 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 is recalling 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.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 30, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.
02/05/18 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 audi a6 and a7 vehicles. the fuel line has a compression point that can weaken, potentially resulting in a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. the recall began february 5, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-888-237-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 20ar.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/28/17 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi a7, a4, a6, volkswagen golf and tiguan vehicles and 2016 volkswagen e-golf vehicles for driver frontal air bags, passenger frontal air bags or head air bags that may not deploy properly. additionally, certain 2017 audi q7, a4 sedan, a4 allroad, and 2018 audi q5 vehicles are being recalled because the seat belt pretensioners may not activate properly.

In the event of a crash, if the air bags and/or the seat belt pretensioners do not inflate or function properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Volkswagen and audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags and seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/02/16 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 audi a6 and audi a7 vehicles. the affected vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. the recall began november 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 24bz.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/05/16 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 audi a6 vehicles manufactured march 28, 2011, to march 25, 2013, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles manufactured january 25, 2011, to march 19, 2013. in vehicles with heated and cooled seats, the passenger occupant detection system (pods), used to enable the front passenger air bags, may malfunction and prevent the passenger-side air bags from deploying in a crash.

An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and audi dealers will install a pods system repair kit, free of charge. the recall began on february 5, 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 74d1.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/17/15 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 audi s4, s5, q7, 2012 audi a6, volkswagen touareg hybrid, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles. in the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. the recall began on march 17, 2015. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 24ap for audi customers and 24bk for volkswagen customers.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/21/13 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 audi s6 and s7 vehicles equipped with 4.0l engines. due to manufacturing tolerance issues, a fuel line may leak fuel.

A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. the safety recall is planned to begin in late october 2013. owners may contact audi of america at 1-800-822-2834. volkswagen's number for this campaign is 20u6/l8.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/27/08 Volkswagen is recalling 68,240 my 2001-2004 audi a6 quattro vehicles equipped with 2.7l, 2.8l, or 3.0l engines and my 2001-2005 allroad quattro vehicles equipped with 2.7l or 4.2l engines. the aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. if this happens, a fuel leak may result.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.

Dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. the recall began on june 27, 2008. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Vw recall no. 20l8/jy.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2010-2011 audi a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles, ever registered in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, 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 is recalling certain 2009 audi a4 cabriolet and s4 cabriolet vehicles, and 2009-2011 audi a6 avant, a6 sedan and s6 sedan vehicles registered in the states of 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 or "zone c." 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 passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. audi mailed an interim owner notification march 02, 2018. when parts to perform the recall repair become available, audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in june 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this r

03/03/17 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5, a5 cabriolet and q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 audi allroad and audi a4 vehicles and 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles. these vehicles, equipped with 2.0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.

If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin february 20, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 19m1.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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06/21/11 Engine Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 audi a6, model year 2002-2003 s6 and model year 2003 rs6 vehicles equipped with 4.2l engines and manufactured from june 19, 2001, through june 8, 2004. the aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. if this happens, a fuel leak may result.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.

Dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. the recall is expected to begin during june 2011. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Volkswagen safety recall no. 20l8/jy.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
09/28/07 Engine On certain vehicles equipped with 1.8l turbo, 2.8l v6, or 3.0l engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.

If fuel flow to the engine is interrupted, the vehicle could stall without warning and thus present a potential risk of crash.

Dealers will install new fuel pumps free of charge. the recall began on september 28, 20007. owners may contact vw at 1-800-222-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834. this recall is a supplement to a previous campaign (please see 06v017).

Vw recall no. m7 and audi recall no. jl.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/10/06 Engine On certain vehicles produced from september 2002 - march 2003, equipped with 1.8l turbo, 2.8l v6, or 3.0l engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.

If fuel flow to the engine is interrupted, the vehicle could stall without warning and thus present a potential risk of crash.

Dealers will install new fuel pumps free of charge. the recall began on april 10, 2006. owners may contact vw at 1-800-222-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Vw recall no. m7 and audi recall no. jl.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5 cabriolet, a5 sedan and audi q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles and 2013-2016 audi a4 sedan and a4 allroad vehicles. these vehicles, equipped with 2.0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.

A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. parts are not currently available. owners will be sent an initial notification beginning on june 11, 2018. a second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. audi's number's for this recall is 19n3/19n4. note: this recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17v002.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi a7, a4, a6, volkswagen golf and tiguan vehicles and 2016 volkswagen e-golf vehicles for driver frontal air bags, passenger frontal air bags or head air bags that may not deploy properly. additionally, certain 2017 audi q7, a4 sedan, a4 allroad, and 2018 audi q5 vehicles are being recalled because the seat belt pretensioners may not activate properly.

In the event of a crash, if the air bags and/or the seat belt pretensioners do not inflate or function properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Volkswagen and audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags and seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/16/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen is recalling certain model 2012 audi a6 vehicles manufactured from april 8, 2011, through may 26, 2011. due to a problem in the stitching process of the curtain air bag, the seam of the air bag may not be stitched properly.

In the event of a crash, the head curtain air bag may not deploy and will not be able to properly protect an occupant, increasing the risk of an injury.

Volkswagen will notify all owners and dealers will replace the left and/or right curtain air bag free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during january 2012. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/18/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 3-spoke sport steering wheels, it is possible that the igniter for the driver's side air bag may not have been properly assembled.

An improperly positioned igniter will not activate the air bag in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace the air bags. owner notification began november 18, 2002. owners should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
09/14/07 Other On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the automatic rear lid includes an electric motor and clutch that work in conjunction with two gas struts to open and close the rear lid, including a manual close function. if one of the struts has a total loss of pressure, the resultant slow movement of the rear lid is interpreted by the software as an intended manual close and the motor clutch releases to close the rear lid immediately.

This can result in an unintended rapid closing of the rear lid with a risk of personal injury.

Dealers will install new software free of charge. the recall began on september 14, 2007. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Volkswagen recall no. jv.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/19/03 Other Certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.7l engines fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." the calculated "vehicle normal load" exceeds the allowable weight of the axle load with tire dimension 225/45r 17 91y by 19kg.



Dealers will replace all five tires. owner notification began on september 19, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Vw recall no. lv.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
06/22/01 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles (allroad). when activating the windshield wiper under heavy load conditions such as freezing, snow or heavy rain, one wiper could be delayed behind the other wiper.

If that happens, the wiper blades, because they overlap wiping areas, could become entangled with each other and cease functioning. this could impair the driver's visibility.

Dealers will replace the entire driver side wiper arm. owner notification began june 22, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-866-892-2834.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Audi A6 / S6 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.