Auto Recalls, Component Recalls & Automotive Blogs
2015 Audi A4 Recall
Nov 12, 2014Volkswagen has announced that they are recalling certain model year 2013 through 2015 Audi A4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012 to October 21, 2014. They stated that due to an improper algorithm in the air bag control module, if a crash necessitates deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not command the front air bags to deploy. If the front air bags do not deploy in the event of a secondary impact to the front of the vehicle, there is an increased risk of injury. Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For more information on this recall and other like it, check out AllwordAuto.com
What is a recall?
A recall is an action by the Company to remedy a safety or emissions related concern related to a vehicle defect or regulatory requirement. It may require that you return your vehicle to the dealer for service. If your vehicle is not affected, it may be because it was built at a different time or using a different part than the affected vehicles.
What is a Technical Service Bulletin?
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, are the way that car makers notify their dealer service departments of known problems with specific model vehicles. These bulletins are also available to independent garages, owners, and do-it-yourselfers.
What is a Vehicle Defect Investigation?
Motor vehicle and related safety defect investigations of vehicles, tires and equipment opened since 1972. Investigations are opened as a result of suspected component failures that present a risk to highway safety, and from non-compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.