Recall 19V095000

Center Rear Seat Head Restraint Not Secure

Recall Details

The latching pins for the rear seat center head restraint may be missing. Dealers will inspect the head restraints and replace any that are missing pins free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The head restraint for the center rear seat may not be secured properly, as its latching pins may be missing. This increases the risk of occupant injury in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Audi recall number is 72I8.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., February 13, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 13, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi A3 sedan and RS3 vehicles. The latching pins for the center rear seat head restraint may be missing.
In the event of a crash, the head restraint may detach and cause injury to the vehicle occupants.
Audi has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the head restraints, replacing any that are missing pins, free of charge. The recall began on March 7, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 72I8.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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