2013-'14 Audi A8 and S8 Recalled Because Sunroofs May Shatter


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    Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,120 2013-'14 Audi A8 and S8 cars because the glass in the standard sunroof may shatter. | October 29, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,120 2013-'14 Audi A8 and S8 cars because the glass in the standard sunroof may shatter.
  • The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the defect.
  • The recall has started.

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,120 2013-'14 Audi A8 and S8 cars because the glass in the standard sunroof may shatter, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Should the sunroof's glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could injure the driver or passengers," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "It could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash."

Volkswagen told federal safety regulators that due to a "production process issue" at the sunroof glass supplier, some vehicles may have been manufactured with a sunroof that is susceptible to breakage if a door on the vehicle is slammed shut or if the vehicle experiences a sudden jolt, such as when hitting a large bump or a pothole.

The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the defect.

The affected cars were built from March 12, 2013 through July 15, 2013.

Audi dealers will replace the sunroof glass. The recall has started. Owners can contact Audi of America at 1-800-822-2834.

Edmunds says: Audi dealers now have sufficient quantities of replacement sunroof panels, so it's time to get your car in for service if you own one of these.

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