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Recall 18V862000

Auxiliary Heater Wiring Overheats Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The auxiliary heater has a wiring connector that may have been incorrectly inserted, causing excessive resistance and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the auxiliary heater connector and replace the heater and connector as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring connector to the auxiliary heater may have been incorrectly inserted into the auxiliary heater as built. This can cause excessive resistance and a fire hazard 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 February, 2019. 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 number is 82C1.

Electrical & Lights, December 05, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 05, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
845
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V862000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Audi A6 Sedans and 2015 Audi A7 vehicles. The auxiliary heater electrical connector on these vehicles may have been incorrectly inserted into the auxiliary heater, possibly resulting in increased electrical resistance.
Consequence
The extra resistance can cause the connector to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the auxiliary heater connector, replacing the auxiliary heater and connector, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 82C1.
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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