Auburn Hills, MI. – December 8, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi brand, is recalling 50,883 vehicles over a defect that can cause them to experience a partial loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
This is the second Audi recall related to this issue.
The recall covers the following models:
- 2019 – 2022 Audi A6
- 2020 – 2022 Audi A6 allroad
- 2019 – 2022 Audi A7
- 2021 – 2022 Audi RS6 Avant
- 2021 – 2022 Audi RS7
- 2020 – 2022 Audi S6
- 2020 – 2022 Audi S7
The gateway control module enables the vehicle’s different control units to communicate efficiently. In the recalled vehicles, if liquid gets into the control module, it will go into a failsafe mode which was designed to prevent vehicle malfunctions. In this mode, the steering and brakes continue to work, but power to the engine is reduced.
The component involved in this recall is the protective cover for the gateway control module with part number 4K0907578A.
The defect could increase the likelihood of a crash and injury to the car occupants.
Background of the recall
In December 2021, Volkswagen recalled 288,911 Audi vehicles over the same problem. Following that recall, the manufacturer launched “field monitoring” of Audis A6 and A7 to determine if they were affected by the issue as well. As a result of that, Volkswagen received 38 claims alleging reduced engine power and initiated the current recall.
Other Volkswagen recalls
In September, Volkswagen recalled 13,004 2021–2022 Audi Q3 SUVs due to potential fuel spills caused by a damaged vent pipe.
In October, Volkswagen announced a recall for 170,296 2021–2022 Audi vehicles on account of a defective rearview camera display.
Dealers will install a protective cover on the control module to protect it against water damage. This will be done free of charge.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified on or around January 20, 2023.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 50,000 vehicles are affected by this Audi control module issue. To see if your vehicle is among them, or to check for more Volkswagen or Audi recalls, run an Audi recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.