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|Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
|AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION
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|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.
|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.
|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.
|Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).