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Audi A8 / S8 Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
03/21/02 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with a fuel and vapor leak detection system. a "blind cover" at the filler neck of the fuel tank may not seal properly allowing fuel vapor to escape.

Should this happen, the fuel tank pressure will be reduced, which will activate the leak detection system and alert the driver of a system's fault indicated by an instrument panel light.

Dealers will replace the fuel filler neck/expansion tank assembly. owner notification began march 21, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-866-892-2834.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/18/16 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 audi a8 vehicles manufactured may 15, 2010, to may 14, 2012. the affected vehicles have a coolant valve that may leak, allowing coolant to enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or the engine to stall.

A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the coolant valve and inspect for coolant that has leaked through the electrical connector, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin october 19, 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

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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08/08/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 audi a8 and s8 vehicles. the sunroof glass on the affected vehicles may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. as a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving.

If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame it could be come a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in august 4, 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 60c3.

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.
10/21/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 audi a8 and s8 vehicles equipped with a standard sunroof, manufactured march 12, 2013, through july 15, 2013. these vehicles are equipped with a standard sunroof glass panel that may shatter.

Should the sunroof's glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could injure the driver or passengers. it could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof glass panel, free of charge. the recall began on october 21, 2013. owners may contact audi of america at 1-800-822-2834. volkwagen's number for this campaign is 60b6/1l.

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.
12/05/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles where a weak battery exists, it is possible that a low voltage condition could cause the air bag control unit to improperly set a fault code. if this occurs, the passenger side frontal air bag will become deactivated. however, both the air bag warning light in the instrument cluster as well as the 'passenger air bag off' telltale in the center of the instrument panel will illuminate and provide visual warning to the driver.

If the case of a frontal crash, the passenger side front air bag would not deploy which could cause injury to the seat occupant.

Dealers will update the air bag control module software. the recall began on december 5, 2006. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Vw/audi recall no. jr.customers can 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.
10/06/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, during production of the driver's frontal air bag, the air bag may not unfold properly in the event of a crash and therefore may not inflate as designed.

Loss of frontal air bag deployment could occur which can increase the risk of injury in a frontal crash.

Dealers will install a new driver's frontal air bag free of charge. the recall began on october 6, 2006. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Vw recall no. jq.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.
11/30/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger vehicles, a wiring harness condition exists that may deactivate the passenger side frontal air bag even under circumstances when it should remain activated.

If this condition occurs, both the air bag warning light in the instrument cluster and the "passenger air bag off" telltale in the center of the instrument panel will properly illuminate. consequently, the passenger side frontal air bag would not deploy in the case of a frontal crash.

Dealers will modify the wiring harness free of charge. the recall began on november 30, 2005. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Volkswagen recall no. jj. 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.

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Audi A8 / S8 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.