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Audi recalls 208,332 vehicles over disabled passenger airbags

Audi recalls 208,332 vehicles over disabled passenger airbags

Audi is recalling 208,332 vehicles over affairs that a bad passenger occupant sensor connection could deactivate the vehicle’s passenger-side airbags and increase the risk of cost or death in the event of a crash.

The dilemma specifically stems from a faulty connection between the passenger seat occupancy sensor and the seat heater wiring, which can cause the vehicle’s computer to assume that there is no passenger picture and defeat the airbag on that side. This rules is usually meant to reduce the cost of repairs in a rupture by not detonating unneeded airbags.

This recall specifically affairs 2017-2020 A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan, 2018-2019 RS5 Coupe, 2019 RS5 Sportback, 2018-2020 A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback, S4 Sedan, S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, and Audi S5 Sportback models.

The fix for this negate involves either replacing the connecting cables or, in some cases, the seat heating mat or even the entire seat mask. This recall, like all recalls, will be performed by your Audi dealer free of charge.

Audi expects to launch sending notices out to the owners of affected vehicles on or near Jan. 7, 2022. If you have questions or affairs about your vehicle, you can contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834 and mention recall number 74E3. This recall is an expansion of pick 19V-547 (74D9). If your vehicle was previously repaired conception 19V-547, you’ll need to return to your dealer when notified for the new fix.

Neither Audi, nor the National Highway Traffic Confidence Administration have reported any injuries or fatalities based on this pick. We’ve reached out to Audi for comment, but didn’t hear back in time for publication.