Audi is recalling more than 153,000 model-year 2015-20 A3 and S3 sedans and hatchbacks, model-year 2016-18 A3 e-Tron hatchbacks, model-year 2017-20 RS 3 performance sedans, and model-year 2015-19 A3 cabriolets due to issues with the occupant detection system that activates the airbags. The front passenger occupant detection system may malfunction and switch off the passenger airbag, even when the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

A remedy is still in development. Audi will begin sending interim notices to owners on May 21 and a second notice will be sent when the remedy becomes available. 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.

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.