Audi A8 and S8 Vehicles Recalled; Sunroof Could Shatter

Audi A8 and S8 Vehicles Recalled; Sunroof Could Shatter
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October 29, 2013

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling approximately 1,120 model year 2013-2014 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles equipped with a standard sunroof. These vehicles are equipped with a standard sunroof glass panel that may shatter.

Should the sunroof's glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could injure the driver or passengers. It could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

The owners of all affected Audi A8 and S8 vehicles will be notified directly by Volkswagen, and local dealers will replace the sunroof glass panel free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, contact Audi of America toll-free at 800-822-2834. Volkwagen's campaign ID number for this recall is 60B6/1L.

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