Audi Australia Pty Ltd - AUDI A4, A6, A8, TT, CABRIOLET 1997 - 2000

recall information

Recall number
REC-000045
PRA number
2019/18002
Campaign number
69BT
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
AUDI
Model
A4, A6, A8, TT, CABRIOLET
Year range
1997 - 2000
Affected units
3,965

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

The component supplier of the airbag inflator has advised that it is concerned that the Takata NADI 5-AT airbag inflators in these vehicles could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. The component supplier has advised that if this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during an accident, causing misdeployment of the airbag. The component supplier has also directly notified these defects to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Authority.

What are the hazards?

According to the component supplier of the airbag inflator, if a vehicle with an affected airbag is involved in a collision, the airbag inflator could rupture, causing sharp metal fragments to enter the vehicle cabin at high speed and kill or injure vehicle occupants.

The component supplier is also concerned that there is also a risk that the airbag may underinflate in a collision and may not protect the driver as intended.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should immediately contact an authorised Audi Dealer by visiting https://forms.audi.com.au/locate-a-dealer or call Audi Takata Information Line directly on phone number 1800 856 770 to organise their free urgent vehicle inspection.

Consumers who are unsure of whether they are affected by this recall can also use the VIN look-up tool available on the Audi website https://forms.audi.com.au/takata-recall, contact the Audi Takata Information Line on 1800 856 770 or contact their preferred Audi dealer. Dealer locations and contact details can be found at https://forms.audi.com.au/locate-a-dealer
Supplier details
Audi Australia Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Audi Takata Information Line
Contact phone
1800 856 770

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type