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2018 AUDI A3 Recall - Campaign #19V474000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2018 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 2018 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.
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2018 AUDI A3 Recall for SEATS, MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
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 - 020000 SUSPENSION
Under Additional Maintenance Items Section: Removed e-tron from "Perform every 130,000 miles. Timing belt - Replace. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (2.0L TDI

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
Oil Capacity Table: For A3 B-Cycle 2.0 TFSI engine: Changed oil spec from 508/509** Castrol EDGE« Professional« 5W40 to 508/509** Castrol EDGE« Professional« 0W20 Long Life IV

Apr 16, 2018 - 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
This bulletin provides instructions regarding an oil level sensor message that appears due to excess oil in the vehicle.

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