A deactivated passenger air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.

Air Bags — Occupant Classification System - Ocs (Front Passenger)

Date Announced
JUN 19, 2019
Vehicles Affected
138,896
Audi Recall #
69Z4
NHTSA Campaign #
19V474000
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi S3 Sedan, 2015-2019 A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, 2016-2018 A3 e-tron, and 2017-2019 RS3 vehicles. An improper electrical contact may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger air bag.
Actions
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable, free of charge. The recall began September 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 69Z4.