AUDI A3 2017: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

Make : AUDI Model : A3 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V196000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-04-20 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-22 Date Added to Database: 2017-03-23
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69Q3
Component: AIR BAGS: PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11618
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      If the air bag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall began April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
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.