Monday, August 5, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: Audis Are Being Recalled


Passenger Air Bag May Switch Off/FMVSS 208


A disabled passenger air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V547000


Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.


Components AIR BAGS


Potential Number of Units Affected 144,092


Summary


Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet, S5 Sportback, S5 Coupe, S4 Sedan, A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sportback and A5 Coupe and 2017-2018 A4 Sedan and A4 Allroad vehicles. Oxidation on the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) connecting cable may cause the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag.


Remedy


Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi's number for this recall is 74D9.