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Audi recalls 6,758 units of A4 sedans in India

The campaign requires only software update and no components need to be replaced

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Audi S4

German luxury carmaker Audi is recalling 6,758 units of A4 sedans in India, manufactured between November 2011 and October 2014, to upgrade software in airbag control unit.

"This activity is specific to Audi A4 cars manufactured between November 2011-October 2014. There are 6,758 Audi A4 identified for this software update campaign," Audi India said in a statement.

The campaign requires only software update and no components need to be replaced, it added.

"The proactive step of software update is being done towards setting parameters for effective deployment of airbags," the company said.

Dealers will get in touch with Audi A4 customers across India and will arrange for an appointment at their workshop for a software update towards setting parameters of airbag control unit, it added.

The recall of A4 sedans in India is part of the company's recall of 8.5 lakh units of the A4 sedan globally to repair defective air bag. Nearly half of the units were sold in China and Germany.

Earlier this week, the carmaker had 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.

Ever since auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors.

On Monday, Honda Cars India announced recall of 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags.

Last week, Nissan had announced recall of 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall.

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First Published: Sat, November 01 2014. 16:50 IST