2014 Audi SQ5 Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2014 Audi SQ5 Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116130
NHTSA Compaign #15V452000
MFG Compaign #48M1
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2014
 Date of notification31/07/15
 Begin date of manufacuring20/05/14
 End date of manufacturing14/04/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received20/07/15
 Report created20/07/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5625
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 audi sq5 vehicles manufactured may 22, 2013, to april 14, 2015. The affected vehicles have an electric power steering assist system that may shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault.
 Consequence summaryIf the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering control module software, free of charge. The recall began on july 31, 2015. Owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48m1.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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