February 15, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V084000
Improperly Folded Passenger Air Bag/FMVSS 208
In a crash, an incorrectly folded air bag can deploy with too much force, increasing the risk of injury to a child or small person who is seated and unbelted on the front passenger seat and very close to the instrument panel.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V084
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,047
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2022-2023 S8 and A8 vehicles. During air bag assembly, the front-passenger occupant protection flap of the air bag may not have been folded correctly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Dealers will replace the front-passenger air bag module, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 14, 2023. Owners may contact Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 69ET.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
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February 23, 2023 The occupant protection flap of the airbag within the passenger airbag module may not have been folded as specified. Because of this, the vehicles included in this recall may not fully comply with the requirements of an out of position airbag test according to FMVSS 208 & CMVSS 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”. The airbag in the affected vehicles is fully functional. However, if a child or small person was seated and unbelted on the front passenger seat and very close to the instrument panel, in a crash the force caused by the inflating airbag on the occupant could be higher than permitted, increasing the risk of injury.
REPAIR NOT YET AVAILABLE
Check daily campaign open inventory report or OMD for affected vehicles ininventory.
Audi is working to make a recall remedy available as soon as possible for theaffected vehicles. Dealers and owners will be notified in writing once the recallremedy work can be performed.
December 07, 2022: While performing an out-of-position front-passenger airbag test as part of the conformity of production monitoring, it was discovered that the occupant protection flap of the airbag did not unfold as specified.
December 2022 – January 2023: Within the root cause analyses, the test was repeated and showed the same outcome. As a result, an additional monitoring step was introduced in production in December 13, 2022. All parts in stock both on the vehicle production site and spare parts warehouse were checked. The topic was submitted to the Audi Product Safety Committee and all vehicles still in the port and the factory were reworked. The affected scope of vehicles in the field was verified.
February 08, 2023: The Audi Product Safety Committee decides a noncompliance recall.
Audi is not aware of any warranty claims, customer complaints or other field reports due to this issue.
4 Affected Products
3 Associated Documents
Noncompliance Notice 573 Report
Volkswagen – Audi Dealer Advance Notice – February 2023
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OMB Control No.: 2127-0004 Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-084 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Manufacturer Name : Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Submission Date : FEB 15, 2023 NHTSA Recall No. : 23V-084 Manufacturer Recall No. : 69ET Manufacturer Information : Manufacturer Name : Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Address : 3800 Hamlin Road Auburn Hills MI 48326 Company phone : 1-800-893-5298 Population : Number of potentially involved : 1,047 Estimated percentage with defect : 12 % Vehicle Information : Vehicle 1 : 2022-2023 AUDI S8 Vehicle Type : Body Style : Power Train : NR Descriptive Information : The recall population was determined by reviewing vehicle assembly information records. The recalled products differ from products that were not included in the recall because production records show that recalled vehicles were assembled with passenger airbag modules in which the folding of the occupant protection flap of the airbag may not have been performed according to manufacturing specification. S8: 355 Production Dates : MAY 03, 2022 – NOV 18, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : WAULSAF80NN006558 End : WAULSAF83PN003737 ✔ Not sequential Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-084 Page 2 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Vehicle 2 : 2022-2023 AUDI A8 Vehicle Type : Body Style : Power Train : NR Descriptive Information : The recall population was determined by reviewing vehicle assembly information records. The recalled products differ from products that were not included in the recall because production records show that recalled vehicles were assembled with passenger airbag modules in which the folding of the occupant protection flap of the airbag may not have been performed according to manufacturing specification. A8: 692 Production Dates : MAY 03, 2022 – DEC 07, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : WAULDAF87NN006552 End : WAULDAF8XPN004779 ✔ Not sequential Description of Noncompliance : Description of the Noncompliance : The occupant protection flap of the airbag within the passenger airbag module may not have been folded as specified. Because of this, the vehicles included in this recall may not fully comply with the requirements of an out of position airbag test according to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”. FMVSS 1 : 208 – Occupant crash protection FMVSS 2 : NR Description of the Safety Risk : The airbag in the affected vehicles is fully functional. However, if a child or small person was seated and unbelted on the front passenger seat and very close to the instrument panel, in a crash the force caused by the inflating airbag on the occupant could be higher than permitted, increasing the risk of injury. Description of the Cause : Due to deviation in the automatic folding process of the airbag, the so called occupant protection flap of the airbag might not be folded accordingly to manufacturing specification. Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : NONE Involved Components : Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-084 Page 3 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Component Name 1 : Airbag Module Component Description : Front-Passenger Airbag Module Component Part Number : 4N0880204 F Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Name : Joyson Safety System Address : Joyson Út 1 Miskolc Foreign States 3516 Country : Hungary Chronology : December 07, 2022: While performing an out-of-position front-passenger airbag test as part of the conformity of production monitoring, it was discovered that the occupant protection flap of the airbag did not unfold as specified. December 2022 – January 2023: Within the root cause analyses, the test was repeated and showed the same outcome. As a result, an additional monitoring step was introduced in production in December 13, 2022. All parts in stock both on the vehicle production site and spare parts warehouse were checked. The topic was submitted to the Audi Product Safety Committee and all vehicles still in the port and the factory were reworked. The affected scope of vehicles in the field was verified. February 08, 2023: The Audi Product Safety Committee decides a noncompliance recall. Audi is not aware of any warranty claims, customer complaints or other field reports due to this issue. Description of Remedy : Description of Remedy Program : Replace the front-passenger airbag module. Audi will not offer a reimbursement plan under this recall. How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The recalled component is the front-passenger airbag module with the part number 4N0880204 F from the affected production period. The remedy component has the part number 4N0880204 H and has been produced with an optimized production process. Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-084 Page 4 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : Vehicles produced after December 07, 2022 have been built with airbag modules that have been assembled using an additional monitoring step for the folding process of the airbag. Recall Schedule : Description of Recall Schedule : Dealers/owners: On or before April 14, 2023 Planned Dealer Notification Date : APR 14, 2023 – APR 14, 2023 Planned Owner Notification Date : APR 14, 2023 – APR 14, 2023 * NR – Not Reported
AUDI DEALER COMMUNICATION Ensure all dealership personnel are aware of this notice so they are able to address customer questions. Contact Warranty if you require additional assistance. Direct press inquiries to Audi Public Relations. Audi Customer Protection 69ET_DLR_ADV Advance Notice – Compliance Recall 69ET / Passenger Frontal Airbag This notice is for: Dealer Principal General Manager Sales Managers Service Manager Parts Manager Service Advisor Warranty Administrator Technicians Date: Issue: February 23, 2023 The occupant protection flap of the airbag within the passenger airbag module may not have been folded as specified. Because of this, the vehicles included in this recall may not fully comply with the requirements of an out of position airbag test according to FMVSS 208 & CMVSS 208, “Occupant Crash Protection”. The airbag in the affected vehicles is fully functional. However, if a child or small person was seated and unbelted on the front passenger seat and very close to the instrument panel, in a crash the force caused by the inflating airbag on the occupant could be higher than permitted, increasing the risk of injury. Repair: •REPAIR NOT YET AVAILABLE •Check daily campaign open inventory report or OMD for affected vehicles in inventory. •Audi is working to make a recall remedy available as soon as possible for the affected vehicles. Dealers and owners will be notified in writing once the recall remedy work can be performed. Affected Vehicles Country Beginning Model Year Ending Model Year Vehicle Vehicle Count USA 2022 2023 A8 692 USA 2022 2023 S8 355 CAN 2022 2023 A8 38 CAN 2022 2023 S8 40 *Counts reflect overall population; some vehicles may have already been repaired. Check Campaigns/Actions screen in Elsa on the day of repair to verify that a VIN qualifies for repair under this action. Elsa is the only valid campaign inquiry & verification source. Notes: IMPORTANT REMINDER: VEHICLES AFFECTED BY SAFETY & COMPLIANCE RECALLS New Vehicles in Dealer Inventory: It is a violation of federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied. By law, dealers must correct, prior to delivery for sale or lease, any vehicle that fails to comply with an applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or that contains a defect relating to motor vehicle safety. Pre-Owned Vehicles in Dealer Inventory: Dealers should not deliver any pre-owned vehicles in their inventory which are involved in a safety or compliance recall until the defect has been remedied. -END OF MESSAGE-