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FYI...some of you may have one of these affected vehicles in your fleet...

Takata Airbags - VW and Audi VOLKSWAGEN ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL
Feb 10, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has notified that it has been informed that certain driver's side airbags that use non-desiccated SDI and PSDI-5 inflators from Takata, which are also installed in Volkswagen cars, are potentially defective. On the basis of available information on the components, Volkswagen has decided to recall approximately 680,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the United States.

Certain 2006-2010 Model Year Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon (German Production)
Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Eos
Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Golf
Certain 2010-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Certain 2012-2014 Model Year Volkswagen Passat (U.S. Production)
Certain 2009-2014 Model Year Volkswagen CC

As reported by Takata: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants. Volkswagen is not aware of any ruptured SDI or PSDI-5 inflator in any Volkswagen Group vehicle worldwide.

Once affected VINs and the recall remedy have been identified, Volkswagen will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Volkswagen dealer.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan and Touareg vehicles through approximately 652 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Audi Statement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has notified Volkswagen Group that it has been informed that certain driver's side airbags that use non-desiccated SDI and PSDI-5 inflators from Takata, which are also installed in Volkswagen Group Cars, including Audi vehicles, are potentially defective. Based on this information, Volkswagen Group has decided to recall approximately 840,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles, including approximately 170,000 Audi vehicles, in the U.S.

· Certain 2005-2013 Model Year Audi A3
· Certain 2006-2009 Model Year Audi A4 Cabrio
· Certain 2009-2012 Model Year Audi Q5
· Certain 2010-2011 Model Year Audi A5 Cabrio

As reported by Takata: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.

Volkswagen Group has not received any reports of any ruptured SDI or PSDI-5 inflator in any Volkswagen Group vehicle worldwide.

Once affected VINs and the recall remedy have been identified, Audi will notify all owners of affected vehicles and will instruct them to arrange for an appointment with an authorized Audi dealer.
 
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