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Recall 17V002000

Coolant Pump Overheats Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The electric coolant pump for the engine may get clogged by cooling system debris and may overheat, causing a fire hazard. Dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, preventing overheating of the pump free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric coolant pump which acts to keep the engine at the proper running temperature may become blocked from debris from the cooling system. This would cause the pump to overheat, and possibly cause a fire. 

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2017. 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, January 3, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 3, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
342,867
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V002000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 Audi Allroad and Audi A4 vehicles and 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
Consequence
If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 19M1.
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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