Car maker Audi has announced recalling of 850,000 A4 models from across the world following the reports of airbag problems.
According to the reports, about half of the A4 vehicles have got affected due to the airbag problem in the two biggest markets- China and Germany- of the luxury carmaker.
An Audi spokesperson at the company’s Ingolstadt-based headquarters said on Thursday that the faulty software in A4 models, which were delivered after 2012, could hinder front airbags from deploying.
The Audi official said that the reported faulty airbags were not manufactured by the Takata Corp of Japan, which is being questioned for an escalating number of recalls over air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants.
Reports said that Volkswagen -owned Audi has announced recall of about 250,000 A4 models in its biggest market China, while 150,000 car models have been pulled out from Germany. On the other hand, there is no regional breakdown provided for the remaining 450,000 cars.
According to the sources, the car models witnessed the airbag problem due to a software fault, which affected A4 station wagons, saloons and the so-called allroad models.
Last week, the world’s second largest luxury-car maker had adjusted production of A4 models at its German plants in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt after adding new software.
Meanwhile, the US safety regulators on Wednesday carried expansion of the number of Takata-equipped vehicles in the US that they believe may have got affected by recalls to 7.8 million vehicles from 10 carmakers.
The reports of the recall by the luxury carmaker were published by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine on Thursday.