AUDI A3 2017: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

Make : AUDI Model : A3 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2016-07-07 - 2019-03-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V474000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-09-12 Date Received by ODI: 2019-06-19 Date Added to Database: 2019-06-20
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69Z4
Component: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 138896
Summary:
      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.
Consequence:
      A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy:
      Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall began September 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69Z4.
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.