Recall 19V385000

Front Turn Signal Failure Does Not Notify Driver Of Inoperative Condition

Recall Details

For vehicles equipped with LED headlights, the turn signals may not operate properly and may not notify the driver that there is a malfunction. Dealers will update the body control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The front turn signal of vehicles equipped with LED headlights may not operate, and may also not alert the driver that turn signal operation is malfunctioning. This can result in the driver turning or changing lanes without knowledge that the signaling mechanism has failed, and can result in a crash.

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 July, 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 97DK.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, May 23, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 23, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Audi Q3 vehicles equipped with LED headlights. An inoperable front turn signal may not illuminate an indicator, failing to alert the driver to the issue. 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."
Without an indicator informing the driver of an inoperable turn signal, the driver may turn or change lanes without a signal, increasing the risk of crash.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module (BCM), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 19, 2019. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 97DK.
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
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