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Oct. 23, 2014, 10:18 a.m. EDT

Audi recalls 850,000 A4s for air-bag fix

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By William Boston

BERLIN — Audi AG, the German luxury car maker, has issued a world-wide recall of 850,000 Audi A4 sedans, urging their owners to bring their cars in to repair a defective air bag, a company spokesman said Thursday.

The move makes the Volkswagen AG subsidiary the latest global auto maker to launch a recall.

Audi /zigman2/quotes/207972355/delayed DE:NSU -0.63%  said the problem with its air bags isn’t related to the global recall of millions of cars containing defective air bags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata Corp. . The problem with Audi’s air bags is related to a software glitch that can prevent the air bag from opening in a collision, the company said.

“We are looking into a number of accidents to see if the air bag was involved,” an Audi spokesman said, adding that the Ingolstadt, Germany-based company knows of no injuries or deaths related to the air bag problem.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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