AUDI A5 2013: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Make : AUDI Model : A5 Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2012-03-08 - 2015-07-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V622000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-11-27 Date Received by ODI: 2017-10-05 Date Added to Database: 2017-10-06
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 80C5/80C6
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 216913
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles. Contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt.
Consequence:
      The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge. The Recall began November 27, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 80C5 and 80C6.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.