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Airbags That Can Hurt Lounging Passengers Recalled in the A3 and S3

Airbags keep finding ways to harm us, this time with their strict restrictions on posture.

Turns out the passenger airbags in the Audi A3 and S3 can deploy incorrectly if you’re lounging back or sitting on the edge of your seat.

Get up, you slouch.

The problem only happens during low-speed crashes and can be traced to a software bug.

Continental Corporation, the supplier of the affected airbag components, determined the cause of the problems after Audi found incorrect triggering of the airbags during the second stage of a low-risk crash test.

About 11,600 vehicles from the 2017 model year will be recalled.

Seat Belt Retractor Recall

During a crash, a seat belt’s pretensioner pulls in on the belt to help keep you safe. But the pretensioner in the 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet is anything but safe according to

the micro-gas generator within the pretensioner could detach during a crash and become a dangerous projectile.

Seat belt missiles? That’s a new one. The pretensioner recall is expected to begin in May 2017.

Audi’s German HQ Searched for Emissions Evidence

As part of a fraud investigation, German authorities have raided Audi’s German HQ in search of evidence related to the diesel emissions scandal.

Audi spokesman Moritz Drechsel said that the raids were focused on the company headquarters in Ingolstadt and at its plant in Neckarsulm in the neighboring state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The raid hopes to uncover evidence to prove the theory that the emissions scheme went on for a decade, and executives knew all along.

Volkswagen’s offices were also raided.

The decision to cheat on emissions has cost Audi $1.73 billion in earnings worldwide, according to Bloomberg.

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