2015-2017 Audi A7 recalled for airbag failure: 17,700 U.S. vehicles affected

Volkswagen is recalling almost 17,700 A7 automobiles in the U.S. to handle a dilemma with their airbags. According to files from the Countrywide Highway Traffic Protection Administration, some of the car’s airbags could not deploy as supposed. 

The gadgets in dilemma are head curtain airbags, equipped by Vital Protection Methods (which is, for what it’s value, the probably consumer of troubled Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata). NHTSA clarifies that owing to the way that the airbags had been created, they “could not unfold properly for the duration of deployment. This could outcome in an greater risk of injury to an unbelted passenger in a crash exactly where the head curtain airbag deploys.”

Today’s remember affects Audi A7 automobiles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 products decades. A whole of 17,694 autos registered in the U.S. will require to be repaired. 

Homeowners of those automobiles will acquire remember notices by mail around June 29, 2017. At that time, they’ll be able to consider their A7s to Audi dealers, who will swap the car’s head curtain airbags at no cost. 

If you possess one particular of these automobiles and have further thoughts, you might be encouraged to call Audi consumer services at 1-800-253-2834 and check with about remember #69R2. You can also get in touch with NHTSA’s Vehicle Protection Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 and check with about safety campaign ##17V293000.