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2016 AUDI A3 Recall - Campaign #16V642000

 
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2016 AUDI A3 RECALL - #16V642000

RECALL FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM : SOFTWARE

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."

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2016 AUDI A3
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufactured between 5/15/2015 - 6/23/2016
Recalled on 9/6/2016
Influenced by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Owners Notified on 11/1/2016
# Affected 79,895
Recalled for ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
 
Description 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."
Consequences If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective action 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.
Notes 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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