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1996 Audi A6 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1996 Audi A6

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1996 Audi A6 (10/8/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V175000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Defect: ACTIVATION OF THE AIR BAG UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A GROUND WIRE ON THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG.

1996 Audi A6 (1/29/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V017000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND CAN CAUSE SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES TO MALFUNCTION.
Defect: SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES, SUCH AS, TURN SIGNALS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS, LAMPS, POWER WIND0WS AND AIR CONDITIONERS CAN MALFUNCTION WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.