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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2008 Audi A5 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Audi A5 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232016


  • miles


Takata recall on May 23, 2016, my Audi A5 was recalled. Safety risk was claimed to be "if the airbag control unit fails, safety systems such as seat belt pretensioners and airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury." 6 months later, the recall is "incomplete. Remedy not yet available" I am trying to trade in my vehicle, but the dealer says the lack of recall fix will negatively impact the value of the vehicle.

- Lansing, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 012013


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Audi A5. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag sensor and the parking brake warning light was illuminated. In addition, the horn had failed. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic, who determined that the defects were all caused by a faulty steering wheel spring column. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- 444 Kingston Dr, MO, USA

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