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Audi A4 Recall 96V088000

Electrical & Lights, May 31, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 31, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,700
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V088000
Component
COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY

Summary
THE HORN CAN WORK ONLY INTERMITTENTLY DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL GROUND CONTACT.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD PREVENT A DRIVER FROM SOUNDING A WARNING BY USING THE HORN INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
CORRECTIVE ACTION: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A GROUND CONTACT SPRING WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE ELECTRICAL GROUND CONNECTION.
Notes
SYSTEM: COMMUNICATIONS; HORN ASSEMBLY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.NOTE: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEING DURING LATE MAY 1996. NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND OD NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.
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