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Audi Quattro 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 11, 2007
Richmond, VA

on sunday night, 3/11/07, my wife was driving our audi a6 quattro wagon when the car suddenly went out of control. as she applied the brake, the car veered wildly, spinning a full 360 degrees. to gain control my wife next tried light acceleration and was able with that and brute force to pull the car onto the side of the road. the dealer, after examining the vehicle, told us that a nut had come off the bolt holding the right front strut. we do not understand how a nut would suddenly loosen like this after 60,000 miles and 10 years. the repair was to replace both struts and other damaged components. we are very much relieved that this failure did not have catastrophic results, but are concerned that such a failure could occur.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJA84A8VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi QUATTRO 1997 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 1997 Suspension Front Macpherson Strut Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: West Broad Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 804-270-9000 . Dealer's city: Richmond . Dealer's state code: VA.

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