Recall 14V516000

Power Brake Assist May Fail

Recall Details

Oil from the engine may leak into the power brake booster, causing internal damage to the diaphragm. This would result in loss of power brake assistance. Dealers will replace a vacuum line free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Oil may leak into the power brake booster, resulting in damage that causes the loss of power braking assist.

What Should You Do?

Audi notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Audi recall number is 47L8.

Affected Cars

Brakes, August 26, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 26, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,814
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V516000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, to November 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0L TDI engine. In the affected vehicles, a check valve in the engine may become contaminated with plastic debris and allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster.
Consequence
If oil leaks into the brake booster, the brake booster diaphragm may rupture causing a loss of power braking assist, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace a vacuum line, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if oil contamination is present, additional components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on September 24, 2014. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47L8.
Notify
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.
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