2018 Audi A3 ETRON Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

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2018 Audi A3 ETRON Air Bags Sensor Occupant Classification Recall

 NHTSA Recall #145839
NHTSA Compaign #19V474000
MFG Compaign #69Z4
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA3 ETRON
 Model Year2018
 ComponentAIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
 Date of notification12/09/19
 Begin date of manufacuring13/07/15
 End date of manufacturing22/08/18
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received19/06/19
 Report created20/06/19
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number208
Estimated number of affected units138896
 Defect summaryVolkswagen 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 summaryA deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
 Corrective actionAudi 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
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