Audi is recalling 23,241 of its 2016-2018 Q3 SUVs because of a software glitch that doesn’t to notify drivers when there is a failure to signal a turn. Without a warning, drivers could face an increased risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Audi says that although the says the LED turn signal is should work for the life of the vehicle, this failure doesn’t allow the vehicle to meet regulatory requirements.
The Vehicles Involved in the Recall
According to NHTSA documents, these are the following specs of the vehicles involved in the recall:
Vehicle Models and Year: 2016 – 2018 Audi Q3.
Problem: Driver might not be warned when turn signal fails.
Solution: Dealerships will update software at no charge to owners.
Contact: Audi customer service at 800-253-2834 for Recall is #97DK.
NHTSA’s campaign number for Audi Recall: 19V385000.
Even though the recall isn’t scheduled to begin officially until July 19, 2019, Audi is notifying owners now and the automaker’s dealerships are able to make the required software updates immediately.
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