Audi Q5 Recalled amidst Takata scandal

Well, it seems like Audi is involved in yet another scandal and must recall even more cars. Except, this time, it isn’t Audi’s fault. It’s the fault of Takata, the Japanese automotive airbag maker, whose airbags have been failing in horrific fashion, resulting in ten deaths. The most recent occurrence of such airbag failures has resulted in a recall of five million vehicles.

Audi Q5 models built between January 13 2015 and February 3, 2015. This is along with Volkswagen Tiguan models built between January 15, 2015 and January 21, 2015. In total, between both cars, this equates to 734 vehicles. This recall is for side-airbags, both the driver and the passenger side. All owners will be notified and will be able to take their vehicles to their local dealer for a free fix.

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2014 Audi Q5 TDI
2014 Audi Q5 TDI

It’s been a rough year for Audi and this airbag issue doesn’t help any. Thankfully for the Ingolstadt-based brand, this isn’t Audi’s fault, but it is disturbing to know that these airbags are out there and can potential injure or kill passengers. Hopefully, this issue gets rectified quickly and customers can go back to driving safely without worry.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.