Audi has admitted that a software issue with the airbag control module causes the front airbags to deploy with excessive force in some instances, resulting in possible injuries to passengers. A total of 14,535 units of Audi’s flagship SUV has been identified as having the problem. These Audi Q7’s rolled off the factory assembly line between August 30, 2015 and May 8, 2016. This version was introduced in the US in early 2016.
No injuries have been recorded so far. While Audi has asked its dealers to install a new airbag control module software, it will include updated parameters in the triggering algorithm. Audi is yet to announce the dates when it will commence the recall for these affected vehicles.
Though the Q7 is also sold here, Audi India has not made any official statement regarding this concern as of now. Stay tuned for more on this in the days to come.