Audi has issued a recall for a small number of cars in the United States, which may have not been assembled to the correct specification due to a supplier error.
These vehicles have a problem with the score line for the passenger airbag, which is the area that the airbag opens through in the event of a crash. Such a defect could impact the deployment and inflation of the airbag, and could also turn certain plastic parts into projectiles, increasing the risk of injury in an accident.
There are a total of 3,388 Audis that will have to be taken back to the dealer for repairs. These include the 2021 RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback, 2020-2021 S6 Sedan, S7 Sportback, and A6 Allroad, and 2019-2021 A6 Sedan and A7 Sportback. All of them will be thoroughly inspected by the company’s authorized technicians and, if required, the passenger airbag score-line will be reworked, which will eliminate the hazard.
As usual, the cars will be fixed free of charge, and since this is an uncommon defect, and they are still covered by the factory warranty, owners will not be reimbursed for any potential repairs carried out.
Dealers and owners will be officially notified of the issue on or before May 7, which is when the safety recall will kick off. Audi’s number for this recall is 70i2 and they can be reached at 1-800-253-2834, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) can be contacted at 1-888-327-4236.