PhotoVolkswagen Group of America is recalling 234,054 model year 2011-2017 Audi Q5s.

The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head airbag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. This corrosion can weaken the canister and, during deployment of the side head air bag, the inflator may fracture and propel fragments into the passenger compartment.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it, as necessary, after removing the surrounding foam, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69P1.



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