Audi India, the subsidiary of the luxurious Bavarian autogiant, has recalled 6,758 A4 sedans in the country for the upgradation of software in airbag control unit. All the recalled sedans are manufactured between November 2011 and October 2014. The company officials have confirmed that no parts or components would be replaced and only the software updation would be done.
Audi India released a statement stating, "This activity is specific to Audi A4 cars manufactured between November 2011-October 2014. There are 6,758 Audi A4 identified for this software update campaign." The company further added, "The proactive step of software update is being done towards setting parameters for effective deployment of airbags." Audi dealers across the nation would directly get in touch with A4 buyers and arrange an appointment at their workshop area for the software upgrade which would set the parameters of airbag control unit. This recall is also a part of company's global recall of 8.5 Lakh units of the A4 saloon, out of which around 4 Lakh units are sold in China and Germany.
It's not been a while since the company recalled 382 units of its flagship SUV Q7 over the faulty braking system. It was also a part of Audi's recalling of premium SUV Q7 worldwide to replace the faulty vacuum line in brake system. All the called back Q7's were manufactured between March-December 2012.