Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2017-20 Audi A4; 2018-19 Audi RS5; 2018-20 Audi A5, S5
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 208,332
Report Date: November 10, 2021
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2017-2020 A4 Allroad, A4 Sedan, 2018-2019 RS5 Coupe, 2019 RS5 Sportback, 2018-2020 A5 Cabriolet, A5 Coupe, A5 Sportback, S4 Sedan, S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, and Audi S5 Sportback vehicles. The cable connecting the seat heater to the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) may have a contact fault, causing the software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the passenger air bag. A disabled passenger air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Solution: Dealers will replace the connecting cable and either the heating mat or entire seat cover, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 7, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 74E3.

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