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Audi A7 / S7 / RS7 Recalls

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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.
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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.
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.

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Audi A7 / S7 / RS7 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.