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Recall 15V452000

Electric Power Steering Fails

Recall Details

The electric power steering system may fail in cold weather due to a steering motor sensor fault. Dealers will update the power steering control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric power steering system may shut down in cold temperatures, resulting in extra effort required to steer the vehicle. This can cause loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi began notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in July, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Audi recall number is 48M1.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, July 20, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 20, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5,625
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V452000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Audi SQ5 vehicles manufactured May 22, 2013, to April 14, 2015. The affected vehicles have an electric power steering assist system that may shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault.
Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48M1.
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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