2016 Audi Q3 Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 Audi Q3 Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1345343
 Internal NHTSA #10938916
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2016
 File date03/10/16
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemBackup camera and alarm system failed to activate resulting in back-up collision with another car, no personal injuries. Owner was not warned about delays in camera/alarm activation at dealer orientation. Owners manual provides no such warnings. P 87 of manual, last item under "infotainment system" mentions possible delay in camera activation. No warning at all about delay in backup alarm activation. Vehicle was stationary at parking lot exit gate. Driver looked over shoulder and in mirrors, saw nothing, engaged reverse, saw blank screen, no warning alarm, backed into another car which was below visibility but directly in range of backup camera and alarm, which activated on impact. Dealer repaired my car as courtesy. Audi corp claimed no product defect despite facts as above, supported by documentation including statement by driver my car and other car. Actual defects as established are : delays in activation of back up camera and alarm system, and failure to warn owner/driver by dealer and owners manual. Dealer was responsive. Audi corp reaction was similar to that of parent vw of na with emission control issue, denying defect util confronted with conclusive proof. Dangers to cars or children behind backing vehicle are obvious given reasonable relianace on backup camera/alarm. Driver was used to a vw jetta (same corp product) for which camera and alarm systems activate immediately when car placed in reverse.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure20
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateORANGE, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase29/11/23
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
Drive train type
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed2
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's city
 Dealer's state code
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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