Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi A4 (8E) and Audi A6 (4F)
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in an collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Audi dealership or Audi head office directly via https://forms.audi.com.au/locate-a-dealer?ui=audi&utm_source=audi.com.au to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Audi's VIN look-up tool https://www.audi.com.au/au/web/en/owners/Takata-Airbag-Safety-Recall.html or contact Audi on 1800 856 770 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm AEST) or contact their preferred dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to http://www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall
Authorised Audi Australia dealers
- 1 December 2004 - 1 February 2009
- 1 July 2004 - 1 April 2011
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.