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A small number of 2019 Q7 SUVs have been recalled because their side-curtain aitbag may not properly inflate on deployment. … continue reading
If you thought 2020 would be the first year in what feels like forever that we wouldn't see a Takata recall, think again. … continue reading
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 … continue reading
Audi may have forgotten to properly tighten an airbag module’s mounting screws, prompting a recall in a tiny number of vehicles. Twelve!
The affected vehicles are the 2018 A5 Sportback and 2017-2018 A4 allroad. At this point it’s unclear if … continue reading
Takata is a nightmare we just can’t wake up from. It’s been almost five years since the first recall, yet here we are staring down the barrel of another recall expansion for exploding inflators.
This latest round of recalls affects over 10, … continue reading
The 2nd generation A5 has a new 7-speed dual-clutch that helps get the car from 0-60 is 5.6 seconds. But before dropping that accelerator to the floor, you’ll want to get the head-curtain airbags fixed.
The automaker says the cars were bui … continue reading
I'm no laundry-folding expert (just ask my wife), but if I were folding something other than t-shirts – something like, say, an airbag – I would pay close attention.
I'm guessing Audi wishes its airbag supplier would do the same.
The automa … continue reading
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.
The problem … continue reading
For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that's not trying to kill us these days?
We all know about Takata, the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not t … continue reading
Audi is recalling 234,000 of the 2011-2017 Q5 SUVs because their side airbags can explode into pieces, potentially doing more harm than good. While this sounds a whole lot like the Takata fiasco, this problem isn't related.
I can't tell if … continue reading
Two words I'm tired of typing and you're tired of hearing about. Well, let's hold hands and work on our breathing exercises, because Audi has recalled yet another 33,400 vehicles with Takata airbags. This recall focuses on t … continue reading
Another day, another set of airbags that are doing more harm than good.
"Audi says the front airbags can deploy with too much force and injure occupants, but the automaker didn't say much about the recall or which company manufacture … continue reading
About 217,000 Audi vehicles will be recalled to replace passenger-side airbag inflators that could explode and send pieces of metal into vehicle occupants.
"The recall is part of massive Takata airbag recalls ordered by the National … continue reading
VW has issued a recall for 850,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators, 170,000 of which belong to Audi.
"Volkswagen says the driver's side frontal airbags use "non-desiccated" SDI and PSDI-5 Takata inflators. N … continue reading
VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted airbags that could explode on the front driver or passenger side.
"In June 2015, VW learned of an accident involving a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan where … continue reading
Do you sit in your car's seats? Yeah, of course you do. But it turns out if you own certain Audi cars, that could be a problem.
"Audi is recalling about 21,000 A6 and A7 cars equipped with heated/cooled seats ... with passenger occup … continue reading
No Audi vehicles have been recalled for Takata airbags ... yet. But news of another death caused by the defective inflators has the community on edge.
"NHTSA says the death occurred to a teenage boy who was behind the wheel of a 2001 … continue reading
Some Audi vehicles will only give you half the airbags you need during a bad crash.
"Audi discovered a problem during routine testing in August 2014 when it found an improper algorithm in the air bag control module. Audi found if a c … continue reading