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Volkswagen recalls Audi Q5s, A5 Cabriolets and S5 Cabriolets

The driver's front airbag inflator may explode.

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 97,440 model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5s, and 2010-2012 Audi A5 Cabriolets and S5 Cabriolets.

Upon deployment of the driver's front airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69R6. 

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