392703

Campaign Number: 

17V508000

Report Date: 

August 15, 2017

Components: 

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Vehicles Affected: 

8383

Summary: 

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may misinterpret the flywheel rotation on engine start-up as a knocking condition, and the adjusted air/fuel mixture may result in an engine stall.

Consequence Summary: 

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary: 

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall began September 19, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24DF.

Manufacture Dates: 

September 22, 2016 to August 24, 2017