Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Audi, BMW, Volkswagen Add 1.7 Million Vehicles to Takata Airbag Recalls

2011 Audi Q5 2.0T QuattroMore than 2.5 million German cars have been recalled in the U.S. for defective Takata airbags this week, following expansions by Honda, Ford, and Mazda, as well as last month’s reporting of the 10th fatality. The total includes Mercedes’ recall of 841,000 cars and vans from the 2005–2014 model years that we reported separately.

Among the 1.7 million additional German vehicles, Audi’s portion numbers 170,000. It had previously recalled only 588 Q5 models from 2015 for defective side airbags. The expansion includes:
-• 2006–2013 A3
-• 2006–2009 A4 cabriolet
-• 2009–2012 Q5
-• 2010–2011 A5 cabriolet

2009 Volkswagen CC 2.0TIn addition to 146 Tiguan models from 2015 recalled for defective side airbags, Volkswagen is recalling 680,000 vehicles:
-• 2009–2014 CC
-• 2010–2014 Jetta SportWagen
-• 2010–2014 Golf
-• 2012–2014 Eos
-• 2012–2014 Passat (U.S. production)
-• 2006–2010 Passat sedan and wagon (Germany production)

2012 BMW 3-series SedanFinally, BMW is recalling 840,000 vehicles from 2006 through 2015 that weren’t part of the company’s previous recall for Takata airbags, which covered 765,000 vehicles. The latest models include:
-• 2006–2011 3-series sedan and M3
-• 2006–2012 3-series wagon
-• 2007–2013 3-series and M3 coupe and convertible
-• 2007–2010 X3
-• 2007–2013 X5 and X5 M
-• 2008–2013 1-series coupe and convertible
-• 2008–2014 X6 and X6 M
-• 2013–2015 X1

Most, if not all, of the above vehicles are under recall only for the driver’s-side frontal airbag. Repair schedules are unavailable at this time. A separate recall involving up to five million cars with faulty Continental airbags is also underway.

from Car and Driver Blog

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