Timeline of 2nd Generation R8 News
Audi and Volkswagen are recalling 119,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators. This campaign is part of an industry-wide effort involving more than a dozen automakers and 1.7 million vehicles. The chemical inside of Takata airbag inflators can become unstable over time, leading to violent and sometimes deadly airbag deployments. The recall is for both driver and passenger side inflators in the 2017 R8 and 2016-2017 TT.
during racetrack driving or extreme sharp turns at high speeds. The fire risk comes into view if the transmission fluid hits hot exhaust parts.