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Audi Recalls 2017 and 2018 A4 Model Cars Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors 

Fierceelectronics.com reported that Audi must recall numerous vehicles due to the failure of one of the airbag sensors on the passenger’s side of the car. The announcement made by Volkswagen Group of America—Audi’s parent company—indicates that the passenger-side front airbags could deactivate even though a person is in the seat according to firerceelectronics.com. Nearly 150,000 motor vehicles will need to be recalled as a result of the faulty airbag sensors. Audi and Volkswagen will repair the faulty airbag sensors without assessing a cost to the consumer. Audi is another car company in a long line of automakers that must repair faulty airbag sensors. Audi’s Recall campaign involves their 2018 S5 and A5 models as well as their 2017 and 2018 A4 models. 

Audi said that the company identified the problem that causes the airbags on the passenger’s side of the car to fail. The company said that the connecting cable from the system that detects whether a person is in the passenger’s seats oxidizes. Oxidation of the wiring affects the software controlling the airbags. The software will shut off the airbags on the passenger’s side if it does not sense someone is there. Regrettably, the software will disengage the airbag even though someone is seated in the passenger’s seat. 

One consumer explained the nature of the defect to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The consumer said that the light warning the vehicle’s driver that the airbag was off would come on and off during a ride even though an adult passenger was in the front seat. The Audi owner further explained that the signal would alternate for an hour and then work for days at a time without malfunction. 

Airbag failures continue to pervade the automotive industry. The NTHSA is currently investigating 12.3 million cars to figure out why the airbag sensors placed in those cars during the manufacturing process were defective. 

If you or a loved one has been experienced injuries, burns,  or lost a loved one due to a defective Audi passenger’s side airbag, call the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at (800) 510-0750 for your free consultation with an experienced Defective Audi Airbag Lawsuit Lawyer. That’s (888) 998-4284. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.