1998 Audi A6 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

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1998 Audi A6 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

 NHTSA Recall #8503
NHTSA Compaign #99V131001
MFG Compaign #UH/KU
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year1998
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
 Date of notification09/10/99
 Begin date of manufacuring01/10/97
 End date of manufacturing28/02/99
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received21/05/99
 Report created21/01/00
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units88121
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. A control valve in the vacuum hose connecting the brake booster to the intake manifold may not open or close fully at temperatures below -4 f under certain driving conditions.
 Consequence summaryThis condition could cause insufficient vacuum to be provided to the brake booster.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a vacuum by-pass system into vehicles operated in these states which is designed to provide sufficient vacuum for full brake assist under all weather conditions.
 Recall notesOwner notification began october 9, 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact vw at 1-800-822-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • 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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