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2017 AUDI A3 Recall - Campaign #19V474000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2017 AUDI A3 RECALL - #19V474000

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

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2017 AUDI A3
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufactured between 7/7/2016 - 3/14/2019
Recalled on 6/20/2019
Influenced by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Owners Notified on 9/12/2019
# Affected 138,896
Recalled for AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
 
Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.
Consequences A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Corrective action Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall began September 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69Z4.
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 AIR BAGS, OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)

2017 AUDI A3 Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE
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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