Volkswagen Recalls Audi Vehicles with Defective Side Marker Lights
the side marker lights on the recalled vehicles may not illuminate
Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 80,000 model year 2016 Audi TT roadster, A3 cabriolet, A3 sedan and A3 e-tron, 2016-2017 Audi TT coupe, 2017 Audi A4 sedan and Q7, and 2015-2017 Audi Q3 vehicles.
The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights.
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."
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge.
The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.