Audi is recalling 139,000 sedans due to an issue that affects the passenger occupant detection system. This system is designed to detect front seat passengers to help the airbags deploy.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the sensor could suffer from wear and tear that prevents it from detecting a front seat passenger. As a result, passengers sitting in the front seat are at a higher risk of dying or suffering catastrophic injuries during a collision.
Which Vehicles Are Included in the Audi Recall?
Only Audi vehicles with standard or Super Sport seats that were sold in the United States are affected by the issue with the passenger occupant detection system. Vehicles with upgraded seats are not affected by the issue. Audi sedans affected by the recall include:
- 2012 to 2018 model year Audi A7 and A6 sedans
- 2013 to 2018 model year Audi S7 and S6 sedans
- 2014 to 2018 model year Audi RS7 sedans
If your vehicle is affected by the issue with the passenger occupant detection system, then you may notice certain warning signs. Your vehicle’s airbag warning light on the dashboard might be illuminated. In addition, the passenger airbag indicator light could show that the airbag is turned off when someone is sitting in the front passenger seat.
Automakers are required by federal law to fix recalled vehicles at no cost. You could receive free repairs at your local Audi dealership if you are affected by this recall.
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