AUDI RS7 2017: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

Make : AUDI Model : RS7 Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2013-07-25 - 2018-04-04
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V370000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-11-29 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-04 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-07
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 74D5
Component: AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 139249
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 A7 and A6 Sedan, and 2014-2018 RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats "with or without heating". Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System "PODS" control module to malfunction.
Consequence:
      If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall began November 29, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74D5.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.