Audi Q5 Recalled For Side Airbag Safety

Audi has recalled its Q5 SUV in Australia, due to a potential problem with the side airbags.

The carmaker has identified a weakness with the airbag’s gas generator housing, which could eject metal parts as the safety device deploys.

Should the housing fail, metal fragments may strike occupants within the vehicle, resulting in injury. However, no such incidences have been reported in Australia to date.

Audi says just 18 vehicles are affected by the recall, with all being 2015 model-year examples.

The carmaker also recalled its A3 small car late last year, due to a potential problem with the fuel pump on petrol-powered models.

Audi will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.