Audi A3, A3 e-tron, S3, RS3: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 138,900 model-year 2015-16 Audi S3 sedans; model-year 2015-19 A3 sedans and cabriolets; model-year 2016-18 A3 e-tron plug-in hybrids; and model-year 2017-19 RS3 sedans

The Problem: An improper electrical contact may cause the passenger occupant detection system to falsely detect a malfunction and deactivate the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the connector and reroute the cable for free.

What Owners Should Do: Audi will begin notifying owners Aug. 18. Owners can call Audi automaker Volkswagen at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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