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Recall 99V300000

Audi Recalls 2000 TT Vehicles Due to Front Suspension Steering Stability Concern

Suspension & Steering, May 8, 2000
Affected Cars

Audi

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Summary:

The steering may handle in an unstable manner, especially in cases of excess speed and abrupt steering movements. Unstable handling may result in an accident. Dealers will replace the front and rear stabilizers for Quattro Drive equipped vehicles. A modified control arm will be installed in the front suspension and shock absorbers will be installed in the front and rear. Finally, a rear spoiler will be installed.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: May 8, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 99V300000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,200

Summary: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IN SHARP HIGH SPEED TURNS OR ABRUPT LANE CHANGE MANEUVERS AT SPEEDS SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE POSTED SPEED LIMITS, AND DEPENDING UPON ROAD CONDITIONS, PRECISE STEERING RESPONSE MAY BE DEMANDED TO RETAIN DIRECTIONAL STABILITY.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT CONTROL IS LOST, A CRASH MAY OCCUR RESULTING IN INJURY.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT STABILIZERS IN FRONT DRIVE AUDI TT'S AND THE FRONT AND REAR STABILIZERS IN AUDI TT'S EQUIPPED WITH QUATTRO DRIVE. A MODIFIED CONTROL ARM WILL BE INSTALLED IN FRONT TOGETHER WITH FIRMER SHOCK ABSORBERS IN FRONT AND REAR. IN ADDITION AUDI WILL INSTALL A REAR SPOILER.

Notes: AUDI RECALL NO. KX/ZX.OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 8, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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