Audi Recalls 171,000 Vehicles for Passenger Airbag System Shutoffs

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Scott McCracken
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.
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