2012 Audi A6 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

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2012 Audi A6 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #121717
NHTSA Compaign #17V002000
MFG Compaign #19M1
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2012
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
 Date of notification03/03/17
 Begin date of manufacuring04/04/11
 End date of manufacturing22/12/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received03/01/17
 Report created09/01/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units342867
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5, a5 cabriolet and q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 audi allroad and audi a4 vehicles and 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2. 0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
 Consequence summaryIf the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionAudi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin february 20, 2017. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 19m1.
 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?

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