Vehicles Affected: Approximately 144,100 model-year 2018 Audi S4 sedans, A5 cabriolets, Sportbacks and coupes, and S5 cabriolets, Sportbacks and coupes; and model-year 2017-18 A4 sedans and A4 Allroad wagons
The Problem: Oxidation on the passenger occupant detection system connecting cable may cause the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the airbag control unit software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Audi manufacturer Volkswagen will begin notifying owners Sept. 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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