PhotoVolkswagen Group of America is recalling 139,249 model year 2013-2018 Audi S6s & S7s, model year 2012-2018 A7s &A6 sedans, model year 2014-2018 RS7s equipped with basic seats (with or without heating).

Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module to malfunction.

If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger airbag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2018.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74D5.


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