Audi Recalls 171,000 Vehicles for Passenger Airbag System Shutoffs

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Scott McCracken
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Inside view of the passenger side of an Audi vehicle with black leather seats

More than 171,000 Audi sedans have been recalled for shutting off the airbag when there's a passenger in the front seat. This should give pause to anyone wanting to call "shotgun" on your next road tripl especially considering this is the second time the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) has been recalled in some of these vehicles over the last couple years.

About the Audi PODS Recall

  • If there's someone in the seat but you see a passenger airbag off warning light, you might want to ask them to move to the back until this gets fixed.
  • The affected vehicles include certain 2015-2020 S3 Sedan, A3 Sedan, 2016-2018 A3 Etron, 2017-2020 RS3 Sedan, and 2015-2019 A3 Cabriolet vehicles.
  • Audi says they'll start mailing recall (#69BY) notices on May 21, 2021.
More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 3 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 3rd Generation A3

    Years
    2013–2020
    Reliability
    35th of 39
    PainRank
    2.96
    Complaints
    33
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  2. 1st Generation RS 3

    Years
    2017–2019
    Reliability
    11th of 39
    PainRank
    0.29
    Complaints
    1
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  3. 3rd Generation S3

    Years
    2015–2019
    Reliability
    12th of 39
    PainRank
    0.34
    Complaints
    2
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