Audi A3 Recalled Because Passenger Airbag Could Be Deactivated
Action includes convertibles, hatchbacks, and sedans from 2013 to 2020
Audi is recalling all A3s built from 2013 to 2020 to address the risk that the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may malfunction and turn off the airbag when someone is in the front passenger seat.
- 2015 to 2020 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan
- 2016 to 2018 A3 E-Tron
- 2017 to 2020 RS3 Sedan
- 2015 to 2019 A3 Cabriolet
The problem: The front passenger airbag can be deactivated when someone is sitting in the front passenger seat.
The fix: A remedy is still being developed.
How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 800-253-2834.
NHTSA campaign number: 21V198000. This is an expansion of NHTSA 19V474. Audi’s number for this recall is 69BY.
Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.