Volkswagen Announces Recall of Audi A7 Vehicles with Air Bag Defect

The affected vehicles have head curtain air bags that may not deploy during a crash

Volkswagen Announces Recall of Audi A7 Vehicles with Air Bag Defect
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May 18, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 17,700 model year 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles.

The affected vehicles have head curtain air bags that may not deploy properly in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 226, "Ejection Mitigation."

If the head curtain air bags do not deploy properly during a crash, the risk of injury to vehicle passengers increases.

Audi will notify owners of the recalled A7 vehicles beginning on June 29, 2017. Audi dealers will then replace the affected head curtain air bags free of charge.

Vehicle owners with additional questions about this recall can contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834—reference recall number 69R2.