Carmaker Audi has announced recall of its about 102,000 A4 and S4 sedans and Allroad station wagons, which were manufactured between 2013 and 2015, due to a software glitch involving the airbag.
The automaker notified about its latest step in a post published on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday.
Audi said that the decision is part of a large-scale global recall that it announced last week comprising about 850,000 vehicles from the 2013-15 model years.
According to a report, the software problem in the Audi cars from 2013-15 model years could cause malfunctioning of the front airbag.
The regulators said that if the mentioned models were part of the side-impact crash then the side airbags would deploy in a proper manner. But in case the car continued to move and was part of a secondary front-end impact, the front airbags may turn non-functional.
Meanwhile, the automobile maker said it discovered the problem in its vehicles during a “routine testing and ongoing field observations”,
In the documents posted by the US safety regulators, Audi said that the software problem was discovered in tests conducted in August this year.
The company further added that it has not reported case of any accidents or injuries due to the glitch. But the firm said that it is scrutinizing a small number of cases in Europe to find if they are associated to air bag programming.
The dealers will be updating an improperly programmed air bag control module to solve the problem in November.
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