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Recall Roundup: Volkswagen Recalls 582,000 VW, Audi Vehicles for Variety of Issues

Recall Roundup: Volkswagen Recalls 582,000 VW, Audi Vehicles for Variety of Issues

By Joseph Dobrian, February 01, 2017
During the past week, various automakers issued recalls of a total of 618,000 light passenger vehicles—the great majority of those coming from Volkswagen Group of America. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, Hyundai Motor America, Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler Vans, Porsche Cars North America, and Toyota Motor also issued recalls.

Details for each safety recall are on the pages that follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2011-2017 Audi Q5
  • Number of vehicles affected: 234,054
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2011 through 2017 model years.
  • Issue: The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister, resulting in the corrosion of the canister. This corrosion can weaken the canister and, during deployment of the side head air bag, the inflator may fracture and propel fragments into the passenger compartment.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it, as necessary, after removing the surrounding foam. The repairs will be made at no charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 69P1
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V001000


Various 2012-2017 Audi Vehicles

  • Number of vehicles affected: 342,867
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2012 through 2017 model years.
  • Issue: The affected 2013-2017 Audi A5, A5 Cabriolet, and Q5 vehicles; 2013-2016 Audi Allroad and Audi A4 vehicles; and 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles, equipped with 2.0-liter turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris. The repairs will be made at no charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 19M1
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V002000


Various 2016-2017 Audi, Volkswagen Vehicles

  • Number of vehicles affected: 5,901
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
  • Issue: The affected 2017 Audi A7, A4, A6, Volkswagen Golf and Tiguan vehicles; and 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf vehicles have driver frontal air bags, passenger frontal air bags, or head air bags that may not deploy properly. Additionally, certain 2017 Audi Q7, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad, and 2018 Audi Q5 vehicles are being recalled because the seat belt pre-tensioners may not activate properly.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen and Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags and seat belt pre-tensioners free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V955000


2009 Chrysler Aspen
2009 Dodge Durango
2010 Ram 3500 Cab Chassis

  • Number of vehicles affected: 12,691
  • Date of manufacture: January 7, 2007 to February 1, 2010
  • Issue: The dual-stage driver frontal air bag may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
  • Remedy: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US (FCA US) has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began January 11, 2017. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: S92
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V947000


2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Hyundai Sonata

  • Number of vehicles affected: 110
  • Date of manufacture: April 15, 2016 to September 16, 2016
  • Issue: The end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 156
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V956000


2017 Jaguar F-Type
2017 Jaguar XE

  • Number of vehicles affected: 8,232
  • Date of manufacture: July 12, 2016 to December 16, 2016
  • Issue: The front seat seat belt pre-tensioners may not function properly in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat belt assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
  • Manufacturer recall number: J081
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V940000


2016-2017 Jaguar XJ

  • Number of vehicles affected: 16
  • Date of manufacture: September 12, 2016 to October 26, 2016
  • Issue: The front passenger air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash, preventing the air bag from deploying.
  • Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
  • Manufacturer recall number: J080
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V943000


2016 Land Rover Range Rover
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • Number of vehicles affected: 550
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
  • Issue: The affected 2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles and 2017 Range Rover Evoque vehicles have a front passenger air bag inflator initiator that may fail to ignite during a crash, preventing the air bag from deploying.
  • Remedy: Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.
  • Manufacturer recall number: P094
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V941000


2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016-2017 Land Rover Range Rover
2016-2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

  • Number of vehicles affected: 13,500
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years.
  • Issue: The affected 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles and 2016-2017 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport vehicles have seat belt pre-tensioners that may not function properly in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat belt assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.
  • Manufacturer recall number: P095
  • NHTSA recall number: 17V027000


2017 Lexus GX460
2016 Toyota 4Runner

  • Number of vehicles affected: 2
  • Date of manufacture: November 16, 2016
  • Issue: The affected vehicles (one of each model) are equipped with Takata PSPI-LD front passenger air bag inflators that may have been manufactured without ignition booster tablets. As a result, in the event of a crash, the air bag may not fully inflate during deployment of the primary stage.
  • Remedy: Toyota dealers have replaced the passenger side air bag modules free of charge.
  • Timing: Toyota notified the affected dealers on December 15, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall numbers: G06, GLR
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V937000


2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris

  • Number of vehicles affected: 22
  • Date of manufacture: September 9, 2016 to September 28, 2016
  • Issue: The passenger air bag may have been manufactured with an incorrect tether activation unit (TAU). As a result, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, the air bag may not vent properly.
  • Remedy: Daimler Vans (DVUSA) will notify owners, and authorized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter dealers will replace the front passenger air bag free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V935000


Various 2017 Porsche Vehicles

  • Number of vehicles affected: 85
  • Date of manufacture: The recall affects vehicles from the 2017 model year.
  • Issue: In the affected 2017 718 Boxster, 718 Boxster S, 718 Cayman, 718 Cayman S, 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, 911 Carrera 4S, 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, and 911 Turbo Cabriolet vehicles, the seat-mounted side air bag inflator initiator may fail to ignite during a crash.
  • Remedy: Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bag modules free of charge.
  • Timing: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
  • Manufacturer recall number: AG10
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V946000


2017 Ram ProMaster City

  • Number of vehicles affected: 1
  • Date of manufacture: November 5, 2016
  • Issue: This vehicle has side curtain air bags that may not inflate properly in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: FCA US has notified the owner, and a dealer inspected the side curtain air bags free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall began January 17, 2017. Owners may contact FCA customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
  • Manufacturer recall number: S95
  • NHTSA recall number: 16V953000

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