Audi is recalling a small number of 2012 A6 models built between April 8 and May 26, 2011. The problem? According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the seam of the side curtain airbag may not have been stitched properly, and thus, may not deploy properly in the event of a crash. A total of 317 A6 models are affected by this recall.

To fix this, NHTSA reports that Audi dealers will replace the head curtain airbags free of charge. Owners are currently in the process of being notified and the official safety recall will begin in January. Follow the jump for the full details in NHTSA's release.
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Vehicle Make / Model: AUDI / A6
Model Year(s): 2012
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Mfr's Report Date: DEC 05, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V580000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Potential Number of Units Affected: 317

Summary

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.

Consequence

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.

Remedy

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.

Notes

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 .


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      blacktip007
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Apple should sue them for reasons yet to be revealed.
      redgpgtp97
      • 3 Years Ago
      With some of the other automakers really using big bug eyed headlights, Audi's design sorta make the car look sleepy...LOL.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha yet another recall of Audi. no surprise here.
      Adrian Hosein
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi should sue the people who made the airbags for giving them a bad name!!!
        mmapying
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Adrian Hosein
        audi should choose a supplier that doesn't suck
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Sean Thompson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait, an Audi being recalled? I simply cannot believe it!
      Monkaroo
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should be recalling the design of this car! It's just boring! This car makes me want to take a nap. There's nothing about the A6 that would turn my head. BMW and Audi have mistaken simplicity to mean boring and bland. Even the interior while elegant still doesn't feel special.
      Korben Dallas
      • 3 Years Ago
      "317 A6 models"? What is that supposed to mean? 317 units?
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      so audi is having their airbags sawn in the same chinese factory that sawed my underpants
      DooMMasteR
      • 3 Years Ago
      317 in the US and another 690 in Germany :P hell yeah, what a recall :P
      ECU TECH
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had an airbag deploy for an Audi A6 for no reason at all. I went over some rough railroad tracks and both bags deployed. I purchased a used set from http://www.safetyairbags.com and had my local repair shop install them. The dealership was way over priced.
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