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Audi Q3 Recalls

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07/31/17 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016-2017 audi q3 vehicles. if the parking brake is used during emergency braking, the brake lights on the vehicle will not activate. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

A vehicle approaching from behind may not have any warning that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. the recall began july 31, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 45g6.

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.
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2016-2017 audi q3 vehicles. if the parking brake is used during emergency braking, the brake lights on the vehicle will not activate. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

A vehicle approaching from behind may not have any warning that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. the recall began july 31, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 45g6.

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.
11/01/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 tt roadster, a3 cabriolet, a3 sedan and a3 e-tron, 2016-2017 tt coupe, 2017 a4 sedan and q7 and 2015-2017 q3 vehicles. the affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. this recall began november 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 97cb.

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.
04/13/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 audi q3 vehicles manufactured april 4, 2014, to november 5, 2014. if the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof may continue to close instead of stopping. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) 118, "power-operated window, partition, and roof panel systems."

If the sunroof is closing while the vehicle is shut off and a vehicle occupant is in its path, there is an increased risk of injury.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the sunroof control module software, free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2015. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 60c1.

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 Q3 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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