2017 Audi A4 Electrical System Software Recall

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2017 Audi A4 Electrical System Software Recall

 NHTSA Recall #120589
NHTSA Compaign #16V642000
MFG Compaign #97CB
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA4
 Model Year2017
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
 Date of notification01/11/16
 Begin date of manufacuring10/03/16
 End date of manufacturing18/05/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/09/16
 Report created06/09/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units79895
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 tt roadster, a3 cabriolet, a3 sedan and a3 e-tron, 2016-2017 tt coupe, 2017 a4 sedan and q7 and 2015-2017 q3 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
 Consequence summaryIf the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionAudi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. This recall began november 2016. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97cb.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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