AUDI ( 18V370000 )- Passenger’s Air Bag may Deploy Improperly

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V370000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 139,249

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 A7 and A6 Sedan, and 2014-2018 RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating). Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module to malfunction.

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 74D5.

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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