Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,900 model-year 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf electric hatchbacks, model-year 2017 Audi A4 and A6 sedans, A7 hatchbacks, Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks and Tiguan SUVs are being recalled for driver, passenger or head airbags that may not deploy properly. Additionally, model-year 2017 Audi A4 sedans, Allroad wagons, Q7 SUVs and model-year 2018 Q5 SUVs are being recalled for seat belt pretensioners that may not activate properly.
The Problem: The airbags may not inflate properly and the seat belt pretensioners may not function properly, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the affected airbags or seat belt pretensioners for free.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen, which also manufactures Audi vehicles, did not immediately provide an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call VW at 800-893-5298, Audi at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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