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Audi recalls 6758 units of A4 sedan to fix airbag problem

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Audi is recalling 6,758 units of the A4 sedan in India over a defect related to the vehicle`s airbag

Recalls are becoming quite common these days and it`s not just budget car manufacturers who are initiating the recalls, even luxury car makers are notifying owners about defects in their vehicles. German luxury car brand Audi is recalling 6,758 units of the A4 sedan in India over a defect related to the vehicle`s airbag. Audi informed that the software for the airbag control units in cars produced during the period November 2011 and October 2014 requires a software update. No components will require to be replaced as part of this recall.

As per the process consumers of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Audi dealers and an appointment will be arranged at their workshops to update the software. The software update will not take more than 30 minutes and the update will correct the parameter settings for the airbag control unit. Globally 8.5 million units of the Audi A4 sedan have been recalled. This recall is in no way connected to the Takata airbag problem.

After SIAM started the voluntary recall for safety related issues, 7 lakh vehicles have been recalled so far in India. In the recent times vehicles manufacturers like Maruti, Ford, Honda, Mahindra and many other auto giants have initiated recalls in the last couple of years. Indian`s largest car maker Maruti recalled 69,555 cars related to a faulty wiring harness in September 2014. Japanese major Nissan too recalled 9,000 units of the Sunny and Micra for a defective airbag issue.

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