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28th June, 2013

Following on from the Volkswagen Australia recall of over 25,000 vehicles comes the news that Audi Australia have identified that over 6,000 of their products may be affected.

Anna Burgdorf, for Audi Australia, has confirmed that Audi A1 and A3 vehicles fitted with 1.4T and 1.8T engines, plus a small number of 1.6-litre engines, built between July 2008 and July 2011, and matched with the 7-speed DSG gearbox (known as the DQ200) transmission are subject to recall. Around 6,200 vehicles may be affected.

What are the defects?

Due to electrolysis, the DSG transmissions are susceptible to conductive deposits forming in the gearbox control units, possibly causing the gearbox fuse to blow. Should this happen, the clutch will fully open due to power supply failure, causing the vehicle to roll to a stop if in motion.

What are the hazards?

In the majority of cases, the fault occurs when the engine is started with the vehicle stationary. If the fuse blows while the vehicle is in motion, however, a sudden loss of power at the wheels could in certain circumstances cause a hazard to the occupants and to other road users. All other functions of the vehicle (steering, braking, etc.) remain fully active.

Audi will contact relevant owners (if possible), otherwise owners of the subject vehicles should contact their Audi dealer.


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