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Recall Roundup: VW to Replace Frontal Air Bag Inflators on Audi A5 Cabriolet, S5, Q5

Recall Roundup: VW to Replace Frontal Air Bag Inflators on Audi A5 Cabriolet, S5, Q5

By Joseph Dobrian, February 12, 2018
During the past week, American Honda Motor Co. (Honda), Volkswagen Group of America (VW), Jaguar Land Rover North America (Jaguar Land Rover), Nissan North America (Nissan), and Toyota Motor (Toyota) recalled various Honda, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Lexus, and Toyota Vehicles, from the 2009-2012 and 2015-2018 model years. The recalls concern issues with air bags, fuel systems, and brake master cylinders.

Details for each safety recall follow, in alphabetical order by car brand.

2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet, S5
2009-2012 Audi Q5
  • Number of vehicles affected: 97,440
  • Issue: Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
  • Remedy: VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator free of charge. This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
  • Manufacturer recall number: 60R6
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V082000


2018 Jaguar XE
2018 Jaguar XF
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
2018 Jaguar F-Pace
2018 Jaguar F-Type

  • Number of vehicles affected: 10,073
  • Issue: Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain 2018 Jaguar XE, XF, E-Pace, F-Pace and F-Type vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The fuel-rail end caps may leak, possibly resulting in fuel vapor or liquid fuel leaking into the engine bay.
  • Remedy: Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rail free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2018. Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-800-452-4827.
  • Manufacturer recall number: H081
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V090000


2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

  • Number of vehicles affected: 8,211
  • Issue: Jaguar Land Rover is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar, and Land Rover Discover Sport vehicles equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The fuel-rail end caps may leak, possibly resulting in fuel vapor or liquid fuel leaking into the engine bay.
  • Remedy: Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rail free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 23, 2018. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837.
  • Manufacturer recall number: N138
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V087000


2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo, NX 300h
2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport, RX 450h
2016 Toyota Prius

  • Number of vehicles affected: 48,672
  • Issue: Toyota is recalling certain 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport, and RX 450h vehicles; and 2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo, and NX 300h vehicles. The air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail, causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensors, as necessary, based on their serial numbers. The repairs will be performed free of charge to the vehicle owner.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 12, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
  • Manufacturer recall numbers: JLA, J0F
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V085000


2015-2017 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

  • Number of vehicles affected: 415
  • Issue: Due to a problem within the brake master cylinder, brake fluid may leak into the brake booster, reducing brake performance.
  • Remedy: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake master cylinder free of charge.
  • Timing: The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
  • NHTSA recall number: 18V086000

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