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Audi Q7 Recalls

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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.
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.
09/24/14 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013 audi q7 vehicles manufactured june 5, 2012, to november 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0l tdi engine. in the affected vehicles, a check valve in the engine may become contaminated with plastic debris and allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster.

If oil leaks into the brake booster, the brake booster diaphragm may rupture causing a loss of power braking assist, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace a vacuum line, free of charge. dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if oil contamination is present, additional components will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on september 24, 2014. owners may contact audi at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 47l8.

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.
07/03/17 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.
09/24/14 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013 audi q7 vehicles manufactured june 5, 2012, to november 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0l tdi engine. in the affected vehicles, a check valve in the engine may become contaminated with plastic debris and allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster.

If oil leaks into the brake booster, the brake booster diaphragm may rupture causing a loss of power braking assist, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace a vacuum line, free of charge. dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if oil contamination is present, additional components will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on september 24, 2014. owners may contact audi at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 47l8.

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 Suspension and Steering Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi q7 vehicles manufactured november 11, 2015, to november 23, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist control unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of power steering assist.

With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge. the recall began november 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 48m5.

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.
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.
09/06/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 audi q7 vehicles manufactured august 30, 2015, to may 8, 2016. due to a software issue within the air bag control module, the frontal air bags may deploy with more force than required in certain crashes. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

Air bags that deploy with excessive force may increase the risk of injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. the recall began september 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 69o3.

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 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 audi q7 vehicles manufactured august 30, 2015, to july 10, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load, such as in a frontal collision. as such, the vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems."

If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional support bracket to the seat, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in november 2016. owners may contact audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 72f8.

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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09/14/07 Other On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the automatic rear lid includes an electric motor and clutch that work in conjunction with two gas struts to open and close the rear lid, including a manual close function. if one of the struts has a total loss of pressure, the resultant slow movement of the rear lid is interpreted by the software as an intended manual close and the motor clutch releases to close the rear lid immediately.

This can result in an unintended rapid closing of the rear lid with a risk of personal injury.

Dealers will install new software free of charge. the recall began on september 14, 2007. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Volkswagen recall no. jv.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 Q7 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.