Recall 18V229000

Engine Electric Coolant Pump Overheats Causing Fire

Recall Details

The engine's electric cooling pump may overheat due to internal debris, or short-circuit due to moisture within the pump, which can cause a fire. Dealers will replace the pumps free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric cooling pump for the engine may become blocked with debris causing it to overheat, or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump, possibly causing an engine fire as a result. 

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 June, 2018. 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. The Audi recall numbers are 19N3 and 19N4.

Affected Cars

Engine, April 11, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 11, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
342,867
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V229000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi Q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles and 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.
Consequence
A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an initial notification beginning on June 11, 2018. A second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number's for this recall is 19N3/19N4. Note: This recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17V002.
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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