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Recalls For 2017 AUDI A3

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Recall #1 Issued: 2017 03 22 - Camp #20170322

This 2017 AUDI A3 recall affects the AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION Manufactured by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Description Of Defect

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Conseqence Of Defect

If the air bag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury.

Corrective Action

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall began April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3.

Additional 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.


Recall #2 Issued: 2017 08 16 - Camp #20170816

This 2017 AUDI A3 recall affects the ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Manufactured by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. from 2016-09-23 through 2017-08-25

Description Of Defect

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may misinterpret the flywheel rotation on engine start-up as a "knocking" condition, and the adjusted air/fuel mixture may result in an engine stall.

Conseqence Of Defect

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall began September 19, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24DF.

Additional 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.


Recall #3 Issued: 2019 06 19 - Camp #20190619

This 2017 AUDI A3 recall affects the AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION Manufactured by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. from 2016-07-07 through 2019-03-14

Description Of Defect

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.

Conseqence Of Defect

A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.

Corrective Action

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall began September 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69Z4.

Additional 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.


Recall #4 Issued: 2021 03 22 - Camp #20210322

This 2017 AUDI A3 recall affects the AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY Manufactured by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Description Of Defect

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan, 2016-2018 A3 Etron, 2017-2020 RS3 Sedan, and 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet vehicles. The passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may malfunction and switch off the passenger air bag even when the seat is occupied.

Conseqence Of Defect

A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.

Corrective Action

Dealers will replace the PODS sensor mat and update the PODS control module, free of charge. Owners letters were mailed December 23, 2021. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69BY.

Additional 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.


Recall #5 Issued: 2021 03 22 - Camp #20210322

This 2017 AUDI A3 recall affects the AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION:FRONT PASSENGER Manufactured by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Description Of Defect

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2020 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan, 2016-2018 A3 Etron, 2017-2020 RS3 Sedan, and 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet vehicles. The passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may malfunction and switch off the passenger air bag even when the seat is occupied.

Conseqence Of Defect

A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.

Corrective Action

Dealers will replace the PODS sensor mat and update the PODS control module, free of charge. Owners letters were mailed December 23, 2021. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69BY.

Additional 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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