US NHTSA Recalls: Audi A4, A5, RS5 & S5 Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Thursday, November 18, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of forty-seven (47) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month.

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Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the forty-seven (47) recalls the NHTSA announced in November comes news of the following:

Logo - Audi of America ("Audi")Audi of America (“Audi”), a Herndon, Virginia establishment and subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group of Wolfsburg, Germany, has recalled an estimated 208,332 model year 2017-2020 Audi A4 Allroad, Audi A4 Sedan, 2018-2019 Audi RS5 Coupe, 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback, 2018-2020 Audi A5 Cabriolet, Audi A5 Coupe, Audi A5 Sportback, Audi S4 Sedan, Audi S5 Cabriolet, S5 Coupe, and Audi S5 Sportback Vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Seats, Air Bags – Disabled Passenger Air Bag

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V874000 reports the Cable connecting the Seat Heater to the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) may have a contact fault, causing the Software to misdiagnose a malfunction and disable the Passenger Air Bag.

According to the NHTSA, a disabled Passenger Air Bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

Logo - Volkswagen==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Proposed Remedy:
Authorized Audi Dealers will replace the Connecting Cable and either the Heating Mat or entire Seat Cover, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 7, 2022. Owners may contact Audi Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-253-2834 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) for more information. Audi’s designation for this recall is 74E3. This recall is an expansion of Recall 19V-547 (74D9). Vehicles previously repaired under 19V-547 will need to return for the new remedy.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Audi of America (“Audi”), please search for “Audi” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Volkswagen Group, please search for “Volkswagen” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi A4 brand, please search for “A4” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi A5 brand, please search for “A5” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi RS5 brand, please search for “RS5” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Audi S5 brand, please search for “S5” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Amputation hazards, please search for “amputation” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Concussion hazards, please search for “concussion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V874000
Recalls Direct RIN: 15150-2021
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