PhotoVolkswagen Group of America is recalling 11,618 model year 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedans.

In a lower-speed crash situation, the airbag control unit software may deploy the passenger front airbag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is lying 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."

If the airbag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3.



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