Approximately 1,676 A5 and S5 vehicles are impacted by this recall

2017 Audi S5 Cabriole
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March 20, 2017

Volkswagen has announced a safety recall affecting certain model year 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet vehicles.

A component within the front, rear, and rear center seat belt retractor pretensioners may detach after the seat belt retractor pretensioner is deployed in the event of a crash.

While the seat belt will operate as intended in the during a crash, the pretensioner component may be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury to passengers.

Approximately 1,676 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet vehicles are impacted by this recall.

Audi will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and dealers will replace the safety belt retractors/pretensioners free of charge.

This recall is expected to begin in May 2017. Owners with further questions can contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834—reference recall number 69O8.

To find out if your vehicle is affected by this recall, you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's online recall look-up tool.