2000 Audi A8 Power Train Automatic Transmission Recall

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2000 Audi A8 Power Train Automatic Transmission Recall

 NHTSA Recall #77519
NHTSA Compaign #08V397000
MFG Compaign #37D5/J2
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA8
 Model Year2000
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
 Date of notification12/09/08
 Begin date of manufacuring19/07/95
 End date of manufacturing14/08/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received14/08/08
 Report created14/08/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units13900
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling 13,900 my 1996-2003 audi a8 vehicles equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The locking cable may move out of position over time. With the locking cable out of position, the shifter can be moved out of the "park" position even if the ignition key is not in the ignition lock.
 Consequence summaryThis could allow the vehicle to roll, causing a crash without warning.
 Corrective actionDealers will modify the automatic transmission locking cable by installing an adjusting piece that will secure the locking cable in place. The recall began on september 12, 2008. Owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesVolkswagen/audi recall no. 37d5/j2. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • 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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