BERLIN: Audi is recalling 850,000 of its A4 sedans and station wagons globally to repair faulty software linked to air bags inflating.
The fault was detected during internal investigations, and updating the software at dealerships will take about three minutes.
The Ingolstadt, Germany-based manufacturer is examining “a low, single digit number” of accidents where the air bag probably didn’t inflate as planned. The recall affects A4 cars built since 2012 and is unrelated to defective air bags from Takata Corp. (7312), he said.
Automakers including Honda Motor Co. (7267) are rushing to recall millions of cars to fix air bags that can inflate with too much force and fling metal at passengers.
Audi is still investigating whether any injuries were linked to the air bag accidents in its A4 model.