Approximately 106,800 model-year 2000-01 Audi TT roadsters, model-year 2000 TT coupes, model-year 1999 A8 sedans, model-year 1998-2000 A6 sedans, and model-year 1999-2000 A4 sedans are being recalled due to airbag issues. The front driver-side airbag inflators with non-azide propellant were manufactured without appropriate seals. Air and moisture may leak into the inflators over an extended period, causing propellant degradation and an abnormal deployment in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Audi manufacturer Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on March 27. Owners can call Audi at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag inflator with an alternative inflator when the parts become available.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.