In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag may not properly protect the occupant, increasing the risk of serious injury or death.

Air Bags — Frontal — Driver Side — Inflator Module

Date Announced
JAN 31, 2020
Vehicles Affected
106,857
Audi Recall #
69AE
NHTSA Campaign #
20V056000
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain 2000-2001 TT Roadster, 2000 TT Coupe, 1999 Audi A8, 1998-2000 Audi A6, and 1999-2000 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) that do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, possibly causing the air bag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.
Actions
Dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator when the parts become available, free of charge. Interim owner notifications are expected to began March 26, 2020. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69AE.
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