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