Washington, DC: As of Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of four (4), tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb
Among the four (4) recalls the NHTSA has announced this April comes news of the following:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“Volkswagen”) has recalled certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
According to the NHTSA, a separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 8500-2017
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Filed under: Assistive, health or safety devices, Fire or smoke hazard, Labeling or regulatory issues, US NHTSA, Vehicles | Tagged: air bag control unit software malfunction, Audi A3, fuel leak hazard, injury hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 8500-2017, Vehicle, Volkswagen |