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Audi Q5 Recalls

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05/15/17 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 audi q5 vehicles. due to a manufacturing defect within the gearbox, despite selecting the park position, the vehicle may still unexpectedly roll.

Despite selecting 'park', if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the geabox in the affected vehicles, free of charge. the recall began may 15, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 37k6.

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.
02/28/17 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi a7, a4, a6, volkswagen golf and tiguan vehicles and 2016 volkswagen e-golf vehicles for driver frontal air bags, passenger frontal air bags or head air bags that may not deploy properly. additionally, certain 2017 audi q7, a4 sedan, a4 allroad, and 2018 audi q5 vehicles are being recalled because the seat belt pretensioners may not activate properly.

In the event of a crash, if the air bags and/or the seat belt pretensioners do not inflate or function properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Volkswagen and audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags and seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or 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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07/03/17 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 audi q5 and 2013-2017 audi q7 vehicles. these gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel pump flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

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

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump flange if cracks are present. flanges that do not have cracks will have a protective film applied. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began july 3, 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 20z8. note: this recall is an expansion of recall 16v-660.

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.
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2011-2017 audi q5 vehicles. the sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. if this happens, the corrosion can weaken the canister and the inflator could fracture without air bag deployment, propelling fragments into the passenger compartment, striking and causing serious injury to vehicle occupants.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it, as necessary, after removing the surrounding foam, free of charge. the recall is expected to began march 2017. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69p1.

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.
02/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi a7, a4, a6, volkswagen golf and tiguan vehicles and 2016 volkswagen e-golf vehicles for driver frontal air bags, passenger frontal air bags or head air bags that may not deploy properly. additionally, certain 2017 audi q7, a4 sedan, a4 allroad, and 2018 audi q5 vehicles are being recalled because the seat belt pretensioners may not activate properly.

In the event of a crash, if the air bags and/or the seat belt pretensioners do not inflate or function properly, the vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury.

Volkswagen and audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected air bags and seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. the recall began april 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or 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.
07/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 volkswagen tiguan vehicles manufactured january 15, 2015, to january 21, 2015, and 2015 audi q5 vehicles manufactured january 13, 2015, to february 3, 2015. the affected vehicles are equipped with driver and front seat passenger seat-mounted air bag inflators that may rupture in the event of a crash.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of a seat-mounted air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. the recall began july 7, 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69m1 (for audi) and 69l9 (for vw).

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.
08/07/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012 audi q5 vehicles, manufactured from june 21, 2011, through december 9, 2011. some vehicles may be equipped with a front sunroof glass panel that is susceptible to breakage in extremely cold weather/temperature conditions.

Should the sunroof?s glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could cut and 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 front sunroof glass panel, free of charge. the safety recall began on august 7, 2012. owners may contact audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Volkswagen?s safety recall number is 60b2/l3.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.
01/22/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2009 q5 passenger vehicles manufactured between november 25, 2008 and june 4, 2009. a left and/or right a-pillar trim cover clip may not have been manufactured correctly, allowing the a-pillar trim to become loose when the sideguard head protection airbags deploy during a crash.

If this happens, a loose trim piece could injure the front seat occupants of the vehicle.

Volkswagen will inspect the clip in the middle of the left and right a-pillar covers and replace it free of charge. the safety recall began on january 22, 2010. owners may contact audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Volkswagen safety recall no. 70d4/j6.owners 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 .
12/31/69 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 manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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 Q5 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.