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2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet Photo: Supplied
2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet Photo: Supplied
 
 
Alex Rae | Jul, 16 2018 | 0 Comments

Audi has issued a recall notice for three of its nine models affected by the Takata airbag saga following the Government’s unprecedented move of making the recall compulsory.

Audi Australia says that none of its imported models have been fitted with the most deadly alpha-style inflator units - one of which killed a man driving a Honda CR-V in Sydney in 2017 - but all models listed require their driver and/or passenger side Takata airbag inflator units to be replaced by the manufacturer.

"Our customers are our first priority, and, as a result of the Australian Government's mandatory recall of certain vehicles with frontal Takata airbag inflators, we will be conducting a staged recall of the affected vehicles between now and the end of 2020,” said Audi Australia spokesperson Shaun Cleary.

The first vehicles recalled are the Audi Q5 built between 2009-12, A3 between 2006-12 and A5 Sportback (2009-12) and Cabriolet (2010-11) models.

The government has set a deadline for all affected vehicles to be fixed by 31 December 2020. Audi says it will have recalled 50 per cent of its vehicles by 31 July and all affected vehicles by the end of this year.

Audi will issue further recall notices in the coming months for the Audi R8 (2016-17), TT (2015-17), A4 Cabriolet (2006-13), A4 (2005-08) and A6 (2005-11).

“We will contact owners to let them know when they should visit a dealer to have their Takata airbag inflator replaced, free of charge," added Cleary.

Concerned owners can find out if their Audi is affected by the recall by visiting the Audi Australia Takata Airbag Recall website or contacting Audi directly. Repairs are done free of charge and carried out at an Audi dealership.

 

 
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