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Audi TT Recall 04V007000

The Clutch May Fail Prematurely

Recall Details

145 vehicles were assembled with a seam at the clutch that was not welded to specifications. This could lead to degraded performance of the clutch inside the gearbox. As a result, the clutch could fail without warning, disabling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. This recall began on April 30, 2004. The Audi recall number is JA.

Our Quick Take

The clutch could fail, disabling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Audi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Drive Train, April 30, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
April 30, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
145
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V007000
Component
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX, DURING THE PRODUCTION OF THE GEARBOX, A SEAM AT THE CLUTCH WAS NOT WELDED TO SPECIFICATIONS. THIS COULD LEAD TO DEGRADED PERFORMANCE OF THE CLUTCH INSIDE THE GEARBOX.
Consequence
THE CLUTCH COULD LOSE ITS ABILITY TO PROVIDE INPUT TORQUE TO THE TRANSMISSION WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, WHICH COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLUTCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Notes
VWOA RECAL NO. JA.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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