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.