Volkswagen Group of America – Instrument Panel Carrier May Break; Damage Airbags

Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Audi Q5 and SQ5 vehicles. In the event of a crash deploying the passenger’s frontal air bag, the instrument panel carrier may break due to incorrect welding. If the carrier breaks, there may be damage to the passenger frontal air bag.

Affected models: ,

Report Received Date 20190619
NHTSA ID 19V473000
Consequence Summary A damaged frontal air bag may not provide adequate protection, increasing the risk of an injury.
Corrective Action Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel and the passenger frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began August 16, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 90N1.
Recall Code 90N1
Potentially Affected 28
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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