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Audi S3 Recall Information


NEWS: Volkswagen is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles; AIR BAGS 
Report Receipt Date: MAR 22, 2017 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V196000 
Component(s): AIR BAGS 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11,618 

APRIL 2017 -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." If the air bag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury. Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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