A good number of Audi and Volkswagen models are on recall list due to exploding airbags.This was revealed in a document published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recalled vehicles were assembled with passenger airbag inflators manufactured in the same production batch as the affected vehicle,” NHTSA said. “The airbag inflator of one Audi A3 involved in an accident [burst] when deployed.”
The affected Audi and Volkswagen cars are from the 2016 model year. This include Audi A3 E-Tron, Volkswagen E-Golf, A3 Cabriolet, A3 Sedan, R8, S3 Sedan, TT Coupe, TT Roadster, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf Sportwagen.
Audi and Volkswagen dealers will replace the entire front-passenger airbag module in these vehicles, and of course, the work will be performed free of charge. Owners will be notified by mail beginning in late September.