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Recall 16V642000

Side Marker Lights Do Not Illuminate With Parking Lights Or Headlights On

Recall Details

The side marker lights may not illuminate when the headlights or parking lights are on. Dealers will upload revised software to the vehicle to correct the concern free of charge.

Our Quick Take

The side marker lights may not illuminate as they should when the parking lights or headlights are turned on. This would result in the vehicle not being properly illuminated in the dark, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by an Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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.

Electrical & Lights, September 6, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 6, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
79,895
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V642000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 TT roadster, A3 cabriolet, A3 sedan and A3 e-tron, 2016-2017 TT coupe, 2017 A4 sedan and Q7 and 2015-2017 Q3 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.
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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