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 are being recalled due to airbag software issues. 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.

Audi manufacturer Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on Sept. 15. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will update the airbag control unit software.

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.