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2017 AUDI A3 Recall - Campaign #17V196000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2017 AUDI A3 RECALL - #17V196000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

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."

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2017 AUDI A3
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufactured between n/a
Recalled on 3/23/2017
Influenced by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Owners Notified on 4/20/2017
# Affected 11,618
Recalled for AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 
Description 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."
Consequences If the air bag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury.
Corrective action Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall began April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3.
Notes 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.
See also 2017 AUDI A3 Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE

2017 AUDI A3 Recall for AIR BAGS, OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Technical Service Bulletins Apr 16, 2018 - 010000 STEERING
This bulletin contains repair instructions for when the infortainment system cannot be switched on, reset, or be operated via control panel and steering wheel buttons.

Apr 16, 2018 - 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR
This bulletin contains repair instructions for when condensed water leaks near the rear axle.

Apr 16, 2018 - 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Major Maintenance Section: ADDED: "(except A3 e-tron)" at the end of "Cooling system - Check coolant level, add coolant if necessary, and check protection to spec -25¦C"

Apr 16, 2018 - 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
This bulletin contains a software update when the vehicle does not start and the message "Drive: system error. Safely turn off vehicle" appears in the instrument cluster.

Apr 16, 2018 - 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
This informational bulletin contains documentation to ensure that the correct battery repairs are performed.

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