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Recall 16V619000

Coolant Leaks Into Engine Control Module Causing Stall Or Loss Of Power

Recall Details

A coolant valve may leak onto the engine control module and may cause the engine to stall or lose power. Dealers will replace the coolant valve and inspect for coolant that has leaked through the electrical connector of the engine control module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A coolant valve in the engine compartment may begin to leak onto the engine control module. This could cause the engine to lose power or stall, which could result in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by an Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Engine, August 24, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 24, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,067
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V619000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Audi A8 vehicles manufactured May 15, 2010, to May 14, 2012. The affected vehicles have a coolant valve that may leak, allowing coolant to enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or the engine to stall.
Consequence
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the coolant valve and inspect for coolant that has leaked through the electrical connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
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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