1999 AUDI A8

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4 Recalls for 1999 AUDI A8

Recall Date Component Summary
January 31, 2020 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW) is recalling certain 2000-2001 TT Roadster, 2000 TT Coupe, 1999 Audi A8, 1998-2000 Audi A6, and 1999-2000 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) that do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, possibly causing the air bag to deploy improperly in the event of a crash.

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator when the parts become available, free of charge. Interim owner notifications are expected to began March 26, 2020. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69AE.

September 13, 1999 STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIE RODS.

August 14, 2008 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 13,900 MY 1996-2003 AUDI A8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE LOCKING CABLE MAY MOVE OUT OF POSITION OVER TIME. WITH THE LOCKING CABLE OUT OF POSITION, THE SHIFTER CAN BE MOVED OUT OF THE “PARK” POSITION EVEN IF THE IGNITION KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION LOCK.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOCKING CABLE BY INSTALLING AN ADJUSTING PIECE THAT WILL SECURE THE LOCKING CABLE IN PLACE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

December 6, 2000 STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIE RODS.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1999 AUDI A8

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power options (window/door/seat/roof)

7 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1999 AUDI A8

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Date Component  
TIRES
ODI Number: 10747646
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10498549
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10101607
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10058323
STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
ODI Number: 10052198
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 754110
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 565306
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0 Investigations for 1999 AUDI A8

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

56 Service Alerts for 1999 AUDI A8

Date Description
June 28, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

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August 28, 2019 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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August 28, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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August 28, 2019 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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June 7, 2019 140000 AIR BAGS

This bulletin contains instructions for additional reporting requirements for safety related inquiries (airbag/seatbelts, accidents, fire and overheat damage). 2008-2021A3, 2015-2021A3 Cabrio, 2005-2016 A3 Sportback, 1999-2021 A4, 2010-2

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June 7, 2019 150000 SEAT BELTS

This bulletin contains instructions for additional reporting requirements for safety related inquiries (airbag/seatbelts, accidents, fire and overheat damage). 2008-2021A3, 2015-2021A3 Cabrio, 2005-2016 A3 Sportback, 1999-2021 A4, 2010-2

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June 7, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin contains instructions for additional reporting requirements for safety related inquiries (airbag/seatbelts, accidents, fire and overheat damage). 2008-2021A3, 2015-2021A3 Cabrio, 2005-2016 A3 Sportback, 1999-2021 A4, 2010-2

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July 22, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This communication is issued to remind dealers of the repair validation process for repair group 19. 2005-2019 A3, 1996-2019 A4, 2008-2019 A5, 1992-2019 A6, 2012-2019 A7, 1997-2019 A8, 2019 E-Tron, 2015-2019 Q3, 2010-2019 Q5, 2007-2019 Q7

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July 31, 2017 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

This informational bulletin contains technical information for when there is condensation visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, and/or third brake light l

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March 3, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

Due to increasing requests for high voltage personal protective equipment (HVE PPE) for dealer technicians working with high voltage vehicles (Hybrid, Plugin Hybrid, Electric Vehicle), the Volkswagen Tools and Equipment Team has identified

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October 12, 2014 200000 WHEELS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 13-46 dated December 9, 2013. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment.

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July 7, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 14-50 dated June 20, 2014. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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May 10, 2017 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This informational bulletin contains all the the Audi Oil Quality Standards that should be used when doing an oil change.

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October 19, 2016 200000 WHEELS

This information TSB provides information regarding the correct way to torque adjust a wheel bolt.

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August 5, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains information on the Audi side assist update.

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December 4, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

This is an advance notice for Audi of America employees. This notice contains information for the accessories operations technical bulletin.

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June 20, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 13-35 dated March 25, 2013. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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December 10, 2015 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 20 number 13-29 dated November 15, 2013. The fuel tank has been removed from the vehicle and must be neutralized before shipment or disposal. When the fuel tank in a vehicle is replaced, the origi

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December 10, 2015 080000 FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 20 number 13-29 dated November 15, 2013. The fuel tank has been removed from the vehicle and must be neutralized before shipment or disposal. When the fuel tank in a vehicle is replaced, the origi

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December 9, 2013 200000 WHEELS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 12-32 dated August 2, 2012. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment. Torque sticks, torque extension bars, and impact guns/wrenches are not approved by Audi of America, Inc., and should no

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December 9, 2013 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 12-32 dated August 2, 2012. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment. Torque sticks, torque extension bars, and impact guns/wrenches are not approved by Audi of America, Inc., and should no

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September 23, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 90 number 10-14 dated August 10, 2010. Cigarette lighter element will not lock into the lighter socket -U1- to begin the heating process, or the lighter element will not automatically release once

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September 5, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 10 number 10-02 dated September 14, 2010. Prior to engine replacement, any debris lodged in transferred assemblies must be removed. If the vehicle’s engine experienced a serious mechanical problem

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March 25, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 11-19 dated February 10, 2011. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for serv

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October 5, 2015 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Vehicle will not communicate with diagnostic scan tool or emissions test equipment. Customers may have issues with vehicle passing state IM emissions test programs because the scan tool cannot communicate with the vehicle. ABS and/or brake

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June 20, 2014 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 13-41 dated June 20, 2013. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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April 1, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 00 number 11-19 dated April 8, 2011. This TSB contains information on technician preparation when calling the Audi Technical Assistance Center

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February 13, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 01 number 13-69 dated February 14, 2013. Noises and inconsistent engine operation after cold start during the catalyst heating phase. The customer may misinterpret these symptoms as engine misfiri

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April 17, 2015 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 94 number 12-92 dated October 24, 2012. Condensation is visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, or third brake l

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September 8, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 15-61 dated July 7, 2015. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service a

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March 6, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 17 number 13-35 dated January 9, 2013. This bulletin lists engine oils that meet Audi oil quality standards (VW 501 01, 502 00, 505 00, 505 01, and 504 00/507 00).

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March 17, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 10 number 13-10 dated September 5, 2013. Prior to engine replacement, any debris lodged in transferred assemblies must be removed. If the engine experienced a serious mechanical problem, it is pos

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July 31, 2014 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 00 number 14-61 dated May 1, 2014. Technician preparation when calling the Audi Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

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March 20, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 91 number 14-69 dated November 4, 2014. The following message appears on the MMI display: “Device or cable type not supported”. The AMI cable being used is a genuine Audi-branded cable with an Aud

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October 24, 2012 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 94 number 11-52 dated October 11, 2011. Condensation is visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, or third brake

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November 7, 2007 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOISTURE ACCUMULATION. *NJ

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 121100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 122000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 124000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 127000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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November 24, 2004 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

SERVICE ACTION JE CAMPAIGN-CHECK/REPLACE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARMS. AUDI HAS FOUND THAT IN RARE CASES, ONE OR BOTH FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARMS ON AFFECTED VEHICLES CAN EXHIBIT WEAR, EVEN THOUGH THE DAMAGE TO THE RUBBER BO

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT AIMING, USING HELLA UNIVERSAL BEAMSETTER. *KB

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October 13, 1998 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CONDITION WITH INSUFFICIENT VEHICLE GROUND AT GROUND LOCATION 43. *YC

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October 26, 1998 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ON CELLULAR TELEPHONE. *YC

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July 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

AUDI: ENGINE, ON SOME VEHICLES, WOULD RUN IRREGULARLY OR HAVE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON OR POSSIBLE FILTER ELEMENT FOR CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT VALVE CAN LOOSEN AND IN OIL CIRCUIT, THERE IS NO DAMAGE FROM LOOSENED PARTICLES. MODEL AL

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October 1, 2003 072100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

EMISSION RECALL LT. THE FUEL SENDING UNIT HOUSING COULD BECOME DISTORTED UNDER CERTAIN CLIMATIC CONDITIONS. SHOULD THIS HAPPEN, FUEL VAPORS COULD ESCAPE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. A VAPOR LEAK ALSO ILLUMINATES THE VEHICLE’S DASHBOARD MALFUNCTI

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April 28, 2004 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

SERVICE ACTION TO INSPECT LOWER CONTROL ARM SEALS. *TT

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December 9, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

AUDI: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, USE CALIBRATED TORQUE WRENCH AND NOT TORQUE STICKS, TORQUE EXTENSION BARS AND IMPACT GUNS/WRENCHES NOT APPROVED FOR USAGE ON WHEEL BOLTS BY MANUFACTURER, THAT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO BRAKE, STEERING WHEEL, HUB. MODE

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November 19, 2008 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

AUDI: ABS ACTIVATES DURING LIGHT BRAKE APPLICATION . CONTROL NOISES ARE HEARD FROM THE ABS UNIT AT LOW SPEED WITHOUT BRAKE APPLICATION. *PE

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November 19, 2008 036100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

AUDI: ABS ACTIVATES DURING LIGHT BRAKE APPLICATION . CONTROL NOISES ARE HEARD FROM THE ABS UNIT AT LOW SPEED WITHOUT BRAKE APPLICATION. *PE

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November 19, 2008 036500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

AUDI: ABS ACTIVATES DURING LIGHT BRAKE APPLICATION . CONTROL NOISES ARE HEARD FROM THE ABS UNIT AT LOW SPEED WITHOUT BRAKE APPLICATION. *PE

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November 19, 2008 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

AUDI: WHEEL BOLTS REQUIRE TORQUE ADJUSTMENT. TORQUE STICKS AND TORQUE EXTENSION BARS ARE NOT APPROVED BY AUDI OF AMERICA, INC. AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO APPLY TORQUE TO WHEEL BOLTS. ALL AUDI MODELS INCLUDED. *PE

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November 24, 2004 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

CHECK/REPLACE REPLACE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARMS. *TC

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