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NHTSA RECALL: 2009 Audi Q5


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SEE ALSO: NHTSA Car and Truck Recalls - 2011-1947

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): AUDI / Q5 2009

Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC Mfr's Report Date: DEC 14, 2009

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V484000 N/A

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6054

Summary: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 Q5 PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2008 AND JUNE 4, 2009. A LEFT AND/OR RIGHT A-PILLAR TRIM COVER CLIP MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED CORRECTLY, ALLOWING THE A-PILLAR TRIM TO BECOME LOOSE WHEN THE SIDEGUARD HEAD PROTECTION AIRBAGS DEPLOY DURING A CRASH.

Consequence: IF THIS HAPPENS, A LOOSE TRIM PIECE COULD INJURE THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE.

Remedy: VOLKSWAGEN WILL INSPECT THE CLIP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT A-PILLAR COVERS AND REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-253-2834.

Notes: VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 70D4/J6. 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 .