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Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Recalls

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03/13/18 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 audi a4 sedan and a4 allroad, and 2018 a5 sportback vehicles. the aluminum trim on the front and rear doors can come loose from around the door speakers, leaving sharp edges exposed.

The sharp edges of the speaker trim increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the speaker cover aluminum trim, free of charge. the recall began march 13, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 70g6.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/23/18 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2012 audi q5 and 2010-2012 audi a5 cabriolet and s5 cabriolet vehicles. upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. the recall began february 23, 2018. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69r6. note: this recall partially supersedes recall 16v-078.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/28/17 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 audi a5 cabriolet and s5 cabriolet vehicles. a component within the front, rear, and rear center seat belt retractor pretensioners may detach after the seatbelt retractor pretensioner is deployed in the event of a crash.

Although, the seat belt will operate as intended in the event of a crash, the pretensioner component may be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the safety belt retractors/pretensioners, free of charge. the recall began on june 28,2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for the recall is 69o8.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/17/15 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 audi s4, s5, q7, 2012 audi a6, volkswagen touareg hybrid, and 2012-2013 audi a7 vehicles. in the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. the recall began on march 17, 2015. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 24ap for audi customers and 24bk for volkswagen customers.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/03/17 Engine Volkswagen 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.

If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.

Audi 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.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 audi a5 cabriolet, a5 sedan and audi q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 audi a6 vehicles and 2013-2016 audi a4 sedan and a4 allroad vehicles. these vehicles, equipped with 2.0l turbo fsi engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.

A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. parts are not currently available. owners will be sent an initial notification beginning on june 11, 2018. a second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. audi's number's for this recall is 19n3/19n4. note: this recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17v002.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/18/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 audi a5 coupe vehicles. the affected vehicles were built with head curtain air bag assemblies that may not unfold properly. as such, these vehicle fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 226, "ejection mitigation."

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the head curtain air bag, if the air bag does not deploy properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will modify the head curtain air bags so that they deploy properly, free of charge. the recall began on january 18, 2018. owners may contact audi customer service at 11-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69t7.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2016 audi a5 coupe, a5 cabriolet, a4 sedan, a4 allroad and q5 vehicles. contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt.

The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge. the recall began november 27, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 80c5 and 80c6.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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