Audi Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (116)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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99V248
The tie rods of the steering assembly are protected on each side by a seal to prevent moisture and dust particles from entering the swivel bearing mechanism. It is possible that some tie rod seals may not seal properly. If moisture and/or dust particles enter the swivel bearing mechanism, the swivel bearing could wear over time, diminishing the steering control of the vehicle.
Dealers will replace the tie rods. Owner notification began Oct. 15, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 or Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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01V202
On certain A6 passenger vehicles, when activating the windshield wiper under a heavy load condition such as freezing, snow, or heavy rain, one wiper could be delayed behind the other wiper. If that happens, the wiper blades, because they overlap wiping areas, could become entangled with each other and cease functioning. This could impair the driver's visibility.
Dealers will replace the entire driver side wiper arm. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-8987.
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00V137
Sulfur in the fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash.
Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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99V222
A small section of the vehicle's fuel line assembly could have been damaged during production. If damaged, fuel can leak to the outside, and in the presence of an ignition source cause a fire.
Dealers will replace the fuel line assembly. Owner notification began Aug. 19, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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02V275
On certain passenger vehicles, it is possible that the igniter for the driver's air bag may not have been properly assembled. An improperly positioned igniter will not activate the air bag in the event of a crash.
Dealers will replace the air bags. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 26, 2002. Owners should contact Audi at 1-800-458-2834.
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04V133
On certain passenger vehicles, if a driver's knees push against the knee bolster located under the dashboard, it can contact the headlight switch wiring harness and an electrical short could occur. This could result in a fire originating in the left dashboard area.
Dealers will install a protective covering on the knee bolster (crash element). In addition, the wiring harness as well as the felt protector on the left side of the dashboard carrier will be checked, and replaced if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2004. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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01V259
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a fuel and vapor leak detection system, a "blind cover" at the filler neck of the fuel tank may not seal properly, allowing fuel vapor to escape. Should this happen, the fuel tank pressure will be reduced, which will activate the leak detection system and alert the driver of a system's fault indicated by an instrument panel light. Fuel vapor leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Dealers will replace the fuel filler neck/expansion tank assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-866-892-2834.
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01V157
Sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. This could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could lead to safety problems.
Dealers will remove the existing fuel level sending units and replace them with fuel level sending units using a new alloy composed of gold, silver, and a small amount of nickel, which will not chemically react with sulfur. (VW/Audi will also call back vehicles that were repaired under a previous recall last June in order to install the updated fuel sending units). The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May 11, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-8987.
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01V325
On certain passenger vehicles, moisture could enter the mounting bushing and bolt combination of the rear track control arm and cause corrosion. Corrosion could impede the free movement of the control arm.
Dealers will replace the track control arms. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 14, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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99V300
In certain high speed turns or abrupt lane change maneuvers at speeds substantially above posted speed limits, and depending upon road conditions, precise steering response may be demanded to retain directional stability. In the event control is lost, a crash may occur, resulting in injury.
Dealers will replace the front stabilizers in front drive Audi TTs and the front and rear stabilizers in Audi TTs equipped with quattro drive. A modified control arm will be installed in the front, together with firmer shock absorbers in the front and rear. In addition Audi will install a rear spoiler. Owner notification began during November 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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