74D9 – Passenger Air Bag May Switch Off/FMVSS 208 – 2017-2018 Audi

July 24, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V547000

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: 19V547

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.

 

Notes

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.

 

Check if your Audi has a Recall


9 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
AUDI A4 2017-2018
AUDI A5 2018
AUDI A5 CABRIOLET 2018
AUDI ALLROAD 2017-2018
AUDI S4 2018
AUDI S5 2018
AUDI S5 CABRIOLET 2018

3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V547-9742.pdf 244.205KB

Download (PDF, 238KB)


Chronology

RMISC-19V547-1542.pdf 823.649KB

Download (PDF, 804KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V547-3544.PDF 220.627KB

Download (PDF, 215KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V547&docType=RCL


 

Overview – Introduction

The Immobilizer is a theft-deterrent device that adds a layer of security to VWGoA vehicles that include the following brands: Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, and VW. Certain repairs such as replacing emission parts cannot be performed without resetting the immobilizer code for the vehicle. This is done by a technician using the VAS for PC software to synchronize the immobilizer code embedded in the ignition key with other codes resident on parts such as the Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, and Instrument Cluster.

 

Before you can replace an emission part

Whenever you replace an emission-related control module, the immobilizer must be reset using the VAS for PC software. This can only be done if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have enrolled into the program (see step 1 – Complete Pass Thru Enrollment Forms)
  • You have received an email from VWGoA that contains a Security ID and Password to access the immobilizer application hosted in Germany
  • You have received an email from VWGoA that contains a certificate file (e.g. IndepeDeale.30001.300999.pfx)
  • You have installed the certificate onto your PC
  • You have obtained a J 2534-1 Pass Thru device (see recommended J 2534-1 Pass Thru devices)
  • You have performed the steps outlined in VAS for PC Setup

 

Recommended J 2534-1 Pass Thru devices

Pass thru devices are available for purchase from a recommended Manufacturer for registered workshops to perform Immobilizer functions. The Pass Thru devices that have been tested to work with VAS for PC follow:

  • I+ME Pass-Thru+XS

Available from ACTIA Corp.

http://www.actiaus.com, http://www.passthruxs.com or (734) 266-2083

Available from Drew Technologies, Inc. http://www.drewtech.com or (734) 222-5228

  • Blue Streak iflash Global Programmer

Available from Blue Streak Electronics http://www.bsecorp.com or (905) 669-4812 Email at [email protected]

Available from Dearborn Group Technology http://www.dgtech.com or (248) 488-2080

Email at [email protected]

Note: Currently, Pass Thru re-programming supports SAE J2534-1 version 4.04 only. Please ensure that you have installed the appropriate driver for your Pass Thru device. For details read the documentation shipped with your device or contact the manufacturer.

Immobilizer-Reprogramming-Instructions

 

https://erwin.vw.com

https://erwin.audiusa.com

 

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