Audi Recalls Over 100,000 Vehicles Over Takata Airbag Issue

The recall affects certain older Audi A4, A6, A8 and TT models.
Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 07, 2020

Over 100,000 of Audi's older vehicles are being recalled over faulty Takata airbags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns moisture could leak into airbags through a defective seal, causing the airbag to either deploy too slowly or with too much force, which could lead to injury or death.

The recall affects certain Audi A4 models from 1999-2000, A6 models from 1998 through 2000, the 1999 A8, and TT models from 2000 through 2001.  

Audi manufacturer Volkswagen says it will start notifying affected vehicle owners in late March, but the company doesn't have parts yet to fix the issue. 

The airbag recall is unrelated to a larger recall of Takata airbags. The Office of Defects Investigation has been looking into malfunctioning airbag controls in millions of vehicles built by a variety of manufacturers. The investigation was opened after a number of reported deaths and injuries.