Audi recalls A6, A7 to repair passenger airbag system

Audi recalls A6, A7 to repair passenger airbag system

Audi has issued a recall for the 2012-2013 A6 and A7 to address a problem with the airbag system.

The company has discovered a glitch with the passenger occupant detection system that manages airbag deployment to prevent injuries to children or infants. In vehicles with heated and cooled seats, the system can malfunction and prevent the passenger-side airbags from deploying in a crash.

“An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash,” the recall documents warn.

Service technicians will install a PODS repair kit in approximately 21,000 affected vehicles sold in the US market. It is unclear if the issue has been associated with any injuries.

The repair program is scheduled to begin in February.