2016 Audi Q3 recall

Audi is recalling 23,241 of its Q3 SUVs. Because of a software problem, drivers might not be notified when a turn signal has failed. Without a warning to the driver, the loss of turn signal function could increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The automaker says that the LED turn signal is designed to work for the lifetime of the vehicle, but this problem keeps the car from meeting a regulatory requirement. Even if the front turn signal fails, Audi says the signals in the side mirrors should still work.

Audi is notifying customers in June. Dealerships are able to make the update now, although NHTSA documents show that the recall is planned to officially begin July 19, 2019. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 23,241 of the 2016 to 2018 Audi Q3.

The problem: The driver might not be warned when a turn signal fails.

The fix: Dealerships will update the body control module (BCM) software so that it can communicate warnings properly. The fix will be made at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Audi customer service at 800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 97DK. 

NHTSA’s campaign number: 19V385000. 

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.  

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