Audi Recall of certain Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

Audi Recall: Auxiliary Heater Electrical Connector may Melt

The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V622000

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 216,440

Vehicles

Make Model Model Year(s)
AUDI A4 2013 – 2016
AUDI A5 2013 – 2016
AUDI Q5 2013 – 2016

Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) Audi recall of 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.

Remedy: 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.

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: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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