Software Flaw Could Lead to Engine Stall in Recalled Audi A3 Vehicles

Approximately 8,383 Audi A3 vehicles are included in this recall

Software Flaw Could Lead to Engine Stall in Recalled Audi A3 Vehicles
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September 8, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain model year 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles.

What's the problem?

The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software on the affected vehicles 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.

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Approximately 8,383 Audi A3 vehicles are included in this recall.

What happens next?

Audi will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in late September 2017. Dealers will then reprogram the vehicle's ECU software free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834. Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 24DF.