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Audi Airbag Warning

Professional Repair of Airbag Issues in Your Audi In Allentown

by schearerswpadmin October 20, 2020

You love your Audi for its quality, style, and innovation. You bought your Audi because of the company’s commitment to your safety. However, your safety may be at risk if your Audi is one that has been recalled for having defective airbags.

Certain Audi models have airbags which are part of a larger recall of airbags manufactured by Japanese auto parts maker, Takata Corporation. The recall is one of the largest auto safety recalls in history. The recalled airbags are known to have exploded while trying to inflate during a collision.

If your Audi has been recalled due to the potential for the airbag to malfunction, you need to get the faulty parts replaced as soon as possible by a certified Audi service provider. The repair is free of charge to you. Your peace of mind is priceless.

At Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc., we stand with Audi in ensuring the Audi drivers in our communities remain safe and confident in the performance of their vehicles.

The Problem With Takata Airbags

The issues that can occur with the Takata airbags in your Audi cause them to either underinflate or overinflate. If the bags underinflate, they do not provide adequate protection in a crash. If the bags overinflate, the inflating mechanism can explode, scattering metal pieces at high speeds that can cause injury and even death to the driver and passengers in the vehicle.

It is believed that a faulty seal allows moisture to penetrate the airbag and interact with the chemicals that cause the mechanism to inflate the bag, resulting in too little or too much inflation.

The Risk To You And Your Family

There is risk of injury to you and your passengers if you do not replace your Takata airbag. The chances of a collision and an airbag malfunction may be low, but it’s not a risk we or the Audi brand wants any driver to take. Your safety is extremely important to us. Your airbags are designed to protect you from the impact of a collision. Anything less than that is not acceptable.

Has your Audi been recalled?

Typically, if your Audi model has been recalled, you will receive a notification in the mail from Audi. If you have not received any notice and are concerned that your vehicle is included in a recall, you can visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s site at NHTSA.gov/recalls and check your specific vehicle using the VIN (vehicle identification number) lookup tool.

The NHTSA further recommends you check your VIN for safety recalls at least twice a year. You can also sign up to receive recall alerts. Information about the recall is also available at Audiusa.com.

According to the NHTSA, the greatest risk is with the recalled airbags in older vehicles that are driven year-round in hot, humid conditions.

Of note, if the airbag light comes on in your Audi, this is not related to the airbag recall. It could be a warning for a separate issue that still needs assessment by a trusted Audi repair center.

What You Need To Know About Getting Your Audi Repaired

If your Audi is on the recall list for the airbag issues, you are advised to contact your local Audi service provider and schedule the repair as soon as possible. The repair is not lengthy or complex. If the parts aren’t immediately available, it could be a few days before your Audi can be serviced. The repair usually takes no more than half a day.

Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc. Can Help

We are Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc., Allentown’s leading European automotive service provider. We proudly service and sell Audi vehicles in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Macungie, PA.

Our ASE-certified technicians have the training and experience to handle all necessary maintenance and repairs for your Audi including the replacement of your recalled airbags.

Audi Airbag Check

We know your time is important. If you have places to go during your appointment there’s no need to wait, as you are welcome to use one of our complimentary loaner vehicles.

We are committed to earning your trust and servicing your Audi for years to come. Feel free to call or stop in to visit our service center. We’re a quarter mile west of the PA Turnpike. We’d love to meet you and answer your questions. We look forward to earning your patronage.

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