June 19, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V474000
A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V474
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 138,896
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 69Z4.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
13 Affected Products
3 Associated Documents
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Date: June 25, 2019 Advance Notice – Safety Recall 69Z4 / Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS)
Defect Notice 573 Report
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