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8Sep
audi_msAudi recalls vehicles with defective ECU software

Audi recalls vehicles with defective ECU software

Recall Masters -September 8, 2017

Audi recalls vehicles with defective ECU software

The Volkswagen Group of America has recalled more than 8,300 vehicles possibly equipped with defective engine control unit software, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2017-2018 Audi A3 cabriolets and sedans. The German automaker suspects all of the vehicles referenced in the recall contain the defective software.
The Defect
Affected models are equipped with problematic ECU software that facilitates an engine air and fuel mixture burning stability strategy, which is prone to cause stalling during start-up or low-RPM maneuvers. Specifically, when the engine flywheel begins to rotate, the software misinterprets this movement as “knocking,” which triggers engine shutoff. This poses a serious hazard to occupants, as vehicles could lose power when traveling at high speeds, therefore increasing the likelihood of an accident. That said, Audi has yet to receive reports linking the defect to any accidents or injuries…

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21Jul
audi_msAudi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

Reuters – July 21, 2017

Audi to recall 850,000 diesel cars to update emissions software

Luxury car maker Audi (NSUG.DE) has launched a recall for up to 850,000 diesel-fueled cars to update vehicle software controlling emissions in a bid to avoid potential driving bans, it said on Friday.
The service is also being offered to Porsche- and Volkswagen- branded cars using the same six- and eight-cylinder engines, Audi said.
The German government and car industry have agreed on a diesel rescue plan to be presented early August, industry and political sources told Reuters earlier on Friday…

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7Jul
audi_msModel year 2016-2017 Audi Q3s recalled

Model year 2016-2017 Audi Q3s recalled

Consumer Affairs – July 7, 2017

Model year 2016-2017 Audi Q3s recalled

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 24,754 model year 2016-2017 Audi Q3s.
If the parking brake is used during emergency braking, the brake lights on the vehicle will not activate.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”
A vehicle approaching from behind may not have any warning that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash…

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18May
audi_ms2015-2017 Audi A7 recalled for airbag failure: 17,700 U.S. vehicles affected

2015-2017 Audi A7 recalled for airbag failure: 17,700 U.S. vehicles affected

Car Connection – May 18, 2017


2015-2017 Audi A7 recalled for airbag failure: 17,700 U.S. vehicles affected

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 17,700 A7 vehicles in the U.S. to address a problem with their airbags. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of the car’s airbags may not deploy as intended.

The devices in question are head curtain airbags, supplied by Key Safety Systems (which is, for what it’s worth, the likely buyer of troubled Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata). NHTSA explains that due to the way that the airbags were produced, they “may not unfold properly during deployment. This may result in an increased risk of injury to an unbelted passenger in a crash where the head curtain airbag deploys.”

Today’s recall affects Audi A7 vehicles from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 models years. A total of 17,694 cars registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired…

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17May
vw_msVolkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

iTech Post – May 17, 2017


Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

Volkswagen is in deep trouble once more after it was forced to recall almost 300,000 cars in the United States. The latest recall follows the one from 2016 in which more than 280,000 Volkswagen cars had to be dealt with accordingly due to faulty fuel pumps. This time, the troubled car manufacturer is recalling Audis and Porsches.

According to The Drive, Volkswagen is recalling an estimated 292,000 cars including 240,500 Audis and around 51,500 Porsches, also due to potentially hazardous fuel pump issues. The vehicles involved in the new recall are Audi Q5 made from July 2012 to March 2017 as well as Q7 manufactured from May 2012 to July 2015. Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo cars made between 2015 and 2017 along with the 2017 Macan are also involved. Porsche GTS models from 2017 were also fitted with the defective fuel pumps and had to be recalled.

Once a recalled vehicle is taken back to dealers, it will undergo repairs in which a film will be applied to the flanges. The said film will prevent fuel from spilling out of the pumps. Those that already exhibit cracking will be replaced completely…

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15May
audi_msAudi Recalls 240,000 Q5 and Q7 SUVs to Prevent Gas Leaks

Audi Recalls 240,000 Q5 and Q7 SUVs to Prevent Gas Leaks

CarComplaints.com – May 15, 2017


Audi Recalls 240,000 Q5 and Q7 SUVs to Prevent Gas Leaks

Audi is expanding a previous recall involving 2013-2017 Audi Q5 and 2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles with fuel pump flanges that can leak gas, leading to the possibility of fires. More than 240,000 vehicles are part of the recall, expanding upon the 2016 recall of 143,200 SUVs.

In the 2016 recall, Audi said Q5 and Q7 owners were complaining about the smell of gas in the SUVs. Engineers found that small cracks in the fuel pump flanges could leak fuel, but the automaker couldn’t find a root cause for the problem.

Even today, Audi isn’t sure what is causing the cracks, but engineers have indications that an outside liquid material can corrode the structure of the flange…

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13May
audi_msPorsche and Audi Recalls: Growing Concern Over Gas Leaks

Porsche and Audi Recalls: Growing Concern Over Gas Leaks

Forbes – May 13, 2017


Porsche and Audi Recalls: Growing Concern Over Gas Leaks

A concern over gas leaks has prompted the recall of 241,000 Audi and 51,000 Porsche models in the United States, according to reports posted Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Audi action is an expansion of a recall last October of 143,000 models for the same problem.

The automaker said it concluded the new recall was necessary as the result of “an ongoing analysis.”

The problem with the Audi and Porsche models is that the fuel pump flange may develop small cracks, the automaker said in its report to federal regulators…

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10Apr
audi_msAudi Recalls 11,618 2017 A3/S3 Sedans To Fix Front Airbag Software Issue

Audi Recalls 11,618 2017 A3/S3 Sedans To Fix Front Airbag Software Issue

Torque News – April 10, 2017


Audi Recalls 11,618 2017 A3/S3 Sedans To Fix Front Airbag Software Issue

Audi has announced the recall of nearly 12,000 2017 A3/S3 sedans to fix a front passenger airbag issue. If the passenger is out of position the airbag may deploy with too much force injuring the passenger.

Volkswagen has announced the recall of 11,618 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedan models for airbag problems. According to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are times when the front passenger airbag control unit can deploy with more force than intended, increasing the risk of injury…

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4Apr
audi_msVolkswagen recalls model year 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedans

Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedans

Car Connection- April 4, 2017


Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedans

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 11,618 model year 2017 Audi A3 and S3 sedans.

In a lower-speed crash situation, the airbag control unit software may deploy the passenger front airbag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is lying in the seat with the seat reclined.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

If the airbag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury…

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