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RECALL Subject : Air Bags may Deploy with Excessive Force/FMVSS 208

Report Receipt Date: JUL 08, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V519000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,535


Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured August 30, 2015, to May 8, 2016. Due to a software issue within the air bag control module, the frontal air bags may deploy with more force than required in certain crashes. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
CONSEQUENCE:
Air bags that deploy with excessive force may increase the risk of injury.
REMEDY:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69O3.
 
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