AUDI A8 2002: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Make : AUDI Model : A8 Year : 2002
Build Dates : 1995-07-19 - 2002-08-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V397000
Date Owner's Notified: 2008-09-12 Date Received by ODI: 2008-08-14 Date Added to Database: 2008-08-14
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 37D5/J2
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 13900
Summary:
      VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 13,900 MY 1996-2003 AUDI A8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE LOCKING CABLE MAY MOVE OUT OF POSITION OVER TIME. WITH THE LOCKING CABLE OUT OF POSITION, THE SHIFTER CAN BE MOVED OUT OF THE "PARK" POSITION EVEN IF THE IGNITION KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION LOCK.
Consequence:
      THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL, CAUSING A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOCKING CABLE BY INSTALLING AN ADJUSTING PIECE THAT WILL SECURE THE LOCKING CABLE IN PLACE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VOLKSWAGEN/AUDI RECALL NO.37D5/J2. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.