Audi starts diesel recalls in Germany
Audi will begin the first of eight recalls for cars with diesel engines in Germany. Following approval by the Federal Office for Motor Traffic (KBA), the company will initially be recalling around 31 200 vehicles to workshops. In total, around 151 000 midsize and full-size cars in Germany are affected by the eight recall notices.
“Our commitment is and remains to deal with the diesel crisis consistently and fully,” says Bernd Martens, Audi board member for procurement and IT as well as head of the internal task force for dealing with the diesel crisis.
“After detailed technical analysis we can now offer specific solutions to fully meet the technical requirements of the Federal Office for Motor Traffic. That way we aim to strengthen our customers’ trust.”
In the first wave, Audi A6 and Audi A7 Sportback models will be recalled in Germany. This involves 31 200 vehicles powered by a 3,0 TDI engine with an output of 200kW from the model years 2015 to 2018.
A software module will be removed from the engine management system as part of the recall.
This update is free of charge for Audi customers and will not adversely affect fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures, engine output, maximum torque, noise emissions or the durability of the engine and the exhaust after-treatment system.
This software update is a mandatory recall. Audi will contact all affected vehicle owners in Germany to request that they contact their workshop partner or dealer.
The other recalls will also start immediately after approval by the federal authorities of Audi’s proposals on the details.