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Manufacturer Recalls For UrS4/S6 Models

Manufacturer Recalls For UrS4/S6 Models

A search of the NHTSA Recall Database returns these recalls for the “Audi S4”:

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V017000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: SWITCH
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC

Make: AUDI
Model: S4
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24000
Manufactured From: JAN 1994 To: DEC 1995
Recall Date: 02/01/96
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND CAN CAUSE SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES TO MALFUNCTION.

SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES, SUCH AS, TURN SIGNALS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS, LAMPS, POWER WIND0WS AND AIR CONDITIONERS CAN MALFUNCTION WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; IGNITION; SWITCH.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.

NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER o­n AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 97V172000
Component: INTERIOR SYSTEMS: PASSIVE RESTRAINT: AIR BAG IMPACT SENSOR
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC

Make: AUDI
Model: S4
Potential Number of Units Affected: 54800
Manufactured From: SEP 1988 To: JUL 1993
Recall Date: 10/10/97
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. Some air bag sensors do not comply with Audi’s durability standards over the lifetime of the vehicle.

In the event the sensor should malfunction, the air bag restraint system can inadvertently deploy. Deployment of the air bag restraint system without warning could cause a driver to lose vehicle control.

Dealers will replace the air bag sensor control module. Owner notification began October 13, 1997. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer o­n an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V068000
Component: FUEL: FUEL LINES: HOSES: NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC

Make: AUDI
Model: S4
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3000
Manufactured From: SEP 1991 To: AUG 1995
Recall Date: 03/13/00
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A FUEL FEED LINE CONNECTING THE FUEL FILTER TO THE ENGINE CAN PREMATURELY AGE AND SHRINK THROUGH EXPOSURE TO HIGH UNDER HOOD TEMPERATURE CAUSED BY THE TURBOCHARGER.
Consequence Summary:
THIS CAN RESULT IN FUEL SEEPAGE AT THE CONNECTION.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENTIRE FUEL FEED LINE FROM THE FUEL FILTER TO THE ENGINE WITH A FUEL LINE OF SHRINKAGE-PROOF MATERIAL.

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A search of the NHTSA Recall Database returns these recalls for the “Audi S6”:

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V017000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: SWITCH
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC

Make: AUDI
Model: S6
Potential Number of Units Affected: 24000
Manufactured From: JAN 1994 To: DEC 1995
Recall Date: 02/01/96
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND CAN CAUSE SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES TO MALFUNCTION.

SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES, SUCH AS, TURN SIGNALS, WINDSHIELD WIPERS, LAMPS, POWER WIND0WS AND AIR CONDITIONERS CAN MALFUNCTION WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

SYSTEM: ELECTRICAL; IGNITION; SWITCH.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.

NOTE: OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER o­n AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V068000
Component: FUEL: FUEL LINES: HOSES: NON-METALLIC
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC

Make: AUDI
Model: S6
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3000
Manufactured From: SEP 1991 To: AUG 1995
Recall Date: 03/13/00
Type of Report: Vehicle
Summary:
Defect Summary:

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A FUEL FEED LINE CONNECTING THE FUEL FILTER TO THE ENGINE CAN PREMATURELY AGE AND SHRINK THROUGH EXPOSURE TO HIGH UNDER HOOD TEMPERATURE CAUSED BY THE TURBOCHARGER.
Consequence Summary:
THIS CAN RESULT IN FUEL SEEPAGE AT THE CONNECTION.
Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENTIRE FUEL FEED LINE FROM THE FUEL FILTER TO THE ENGINE WITH A FUEL LINE OF SHRINKAGE-PROOF MATERIAL.

AUDI ANNOUNCES 2008 R8 U.S. PRICING

Mar 29, 2007 – AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi of America, LLC announced today pricing for the all-new 2008 R8 sports car. The R8 with a six-speed manual transmission will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $109,000 when it launches this fall in the United States. Models equipped with the six-speed R tronic automatic gearbox will start at $118,000.

The R8 is the first mid-engine sports car Audi has ever produced. With a 420 hp V8 4.2L FSI engine and rear-biased quattro® all-wheel drive system, the R8 has the performance capabilities unlike any Audi before it. With a zero to 60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph, the R8 is the fastest Audi ever produced. The lightweight aluminum frame and body and 44:56 front-to-rear weight distribution give the R8 tremendous handling capabiliti