Audi Recall Due to Issues with Passenger Airbag

Published on March 12th, 2021

Audi A3s that were built from 2013-2020 are being recalled due to issues with the passenger occupant detection system (PODS). Impacted vehicles have PODS that may malfunction and turn off if a passenger is in the front seat.

Vehicles in the Recall

The following vehicles are a part of this recall:

  • 2015-2020 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan
  • 2016-2018 A3 E-Tron
  • 2017-2020 RS3 Sedan
  • 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet

A warning that reads “passenger airbag off” will illuminate when the airbag isn’t active. If this warning appears, Audi suggests not using the passenger seat and recommends drivers visit their local Audi dealership as soon as they are able. If the front passenger airbag is off, the passenger sitting in that seat is at an increased risk of injury. If no warning sign illuminates when a passenger is in the car, the airbag is working properly.

Audi isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries related to this recall.

Is There a Fix?

Audi is still working on a remedy to this problem. Owners of impacted vehicles can call Audi’s customer service line at 800-253-2834 for updates and additional information. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s campaign number for this recall is 21V198000 and it is an expansion of NHTSA 19V474. Audi’s recall number, in this case, is 69BY.

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