Volkswagen is Recalling certain 2016-2017 Audi Q3 vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 7, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Crash Avoidance Parking Brake Use/FMVSS 108

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

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V400000

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 24,754

Make Model Model Year(s)
AUDI Q3 2016 – 2017

Summary: 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.”

Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 45G6.

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.

Source: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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