Approximately 138,900 model-year 2015-16 Audi S3 sedans; model-year 2015-19 A3 sedans and cabriolets; model-year 2016-18 A3 e-tron plug-in hybrids; and model-year 2017-19 RS3 sedans are being recalled due to electrical issues. An improper electrical contact may cause the passenger occupant detection system to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Audi manufacturer Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on Aug 18. Owners can call the automaker at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the faulty electrical connector and reroute the airbag cable.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.