VW recalls Audi A3s in the US over passenger airbag concerns

The recall, which affects Audi A3 cars built between 2015 and 2020
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| Updated on: 27 Mar 2021, 05:21 PM
The new Audi A3 will be initially available with a choice of a TFSI petrol engine and a TDI diesel.
The new Audi A3 will be initially available with a choice of a TFSI petrol engine and a TDI diesel.
The new Audi A3 will be initially available with a choice of a TFSI petrol engine and a TDI diesel.
The new Audi A3 will be initially available with a choice of a TFSI petrol engine and a TDI diesel.

Volkswagen AG’s U.S. unit, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., issued a recall of more than 150,000 cars on concerns that the passenger side air bag might deactivate, according to a filing to the NHTSA.

The recall, which affects Audi A3 cars built between 2015 and 2020, relates to the system that detects whether a passenger is in the seat. The system might switch off the air bag despite the seat being occupied, according to the filing dated March 22.

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Owners of the cars will be contacted by mail by May 21, and then again once a solution has been found.


First Published Date: 27 Mar 2021, 05:21 PM IST
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