Audi has recalled certain A4 models all over the world for a software glitch that could prevent the front airbags from deploying in the event of a crash.
The problem: certain A4 models have an airbag software system with a faulty control unit deployment parameter which could stop the airbags from deploying in the event of an accident. This recall is not in any way related to the Takata airbag recall.
Vehicles affected: all Audi A4 sedans, wagons and allroad models built after 2012.
Number of vehicles affected: in total, 850,000 units of the A4 are affected. Roughly 101,900 of the vehicles recalled are located in the United States, 150,000 are in Germany and 250,000 are in China.
The fix: Audi says both dealers and the NHTSA have already been informed of the problem. Techs will adjust the airbag control unit as necessary, which should take about 20 minutes.