A number of Audi and Volkswagen models are being recalled due to airbags that could explode , according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents released this week . Fortunately, this isn’t as big of an issue as previous recalls and doesn’t appeal to a large audience. For now, it only concerns 1,216 cars in the US.
All of the affected cars belong to the 2016 model year. The full list of cars is as follows:
Cars Recalled Due to Exploding Airbag
- 2016 Audi A3
- 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron
- 2016 Audi R8
- 2016 Audi S3
- 2016 Audi TT
- 2016 Volkswagen E-Golf
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
- 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
- 2016 Volkswagen GTI
An inflated airbag can in some cases cause injury or death to occupants. Even in the absence of an explosion, improper deployment of the airbag can cause more harm to the occupants than expected .
A similar accident that took place in the past days brought these cars under investigation. Audi and Volkswagen dealers will replace the entire front passenger airbag module in these cars, which they have determined to have been produced in the same period, and of course, this work will be done free of charge . Owners will be notified by mail from the end of September.