Audi, a luxury carmaker from Germany, has announced a recall of 6,758 units of A4 luxury sedans in India. “This activity is specific to Audi A4 cars manufactured between November 2011 and October 2014. There are 6,758 Audi A4 identified for this software update campaign,” Audi India said in a statement.
The company added, “The proactive step of software update is being done towards setting parameters for effective deployment of airbags.”
Audi dealers will get in touch with A4 owners across the country and will arrange an appointment at their respective workshops for a software update to set parameters for Airbag control unit. It will take less than 30 minutes per car, for the complete process of upgrading the faulty software.
“The safety of our customers and long-term service life of our vehicles for better reliability remain our top priorities at Audi. To ensure the same, we conduct regular programs to constantly monitor the quality of our products,” the company further added.
This recall of A4 sedans in India, is a part of the company’s recall of 8.5 lakh units of the A4 sedan globally to repair the software glitches in airbag control unit and the defective air bags. Nearly half of the units were sold in China and Germany.
Earlier this week, the company also announced recall of 382 units of its premium sports utility vehicle Q7 in India, manufactured in March-December 2012, to replace faulty vacuum line in brake system as part of a global exercise.
Since SIAM(Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicle recalls have been announced by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors.