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1997 Audi A6 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1997 Audi A6

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1997 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.

1997 Audi A6 (7/22/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V115000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:REAR
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTORS MAY NOT LOCK PROPERLY WHEN ENGAGED, OR NOT REMAIN LOCKED AFTER BEING ENGAGED.
Defect: IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, AN IMPROPERLY LOCKING SEAT BELT COULD CAUSE INJURY TO AN OCCUPANT.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY.