Published on December 7th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


Audi’s Next Batch of V6 TDI Recalls Begins

AUDI AG will recall approximately 64,000 further vehicles with V-TDI engines into the workshops. Following the approval of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), half of the eight recalls for cars with V-TDI engines will now be implemented. This corresponds to about two thirds of the approximately 151,000 vehicles in Germany covered by the Euro 6 emissions standard.

With its decision, the KBA is approving the solution proposed by Audi for an update of the engine software in three further cases. This affects approximately 103,500 vehicles of the A6, A7 Sportback and A8 model ranges, as well as the Q5 and SQ5 TDI SUVs. Just like the A6 and A7 Sportback models with 272 hp, which were approved in mid-November, these models are also powered by a V6 TDI engine.

These technical solutions involve the removal of a software component from the engine management system. At the same time, the workshop visit will be used for regular quality measures in order to renew sensor components of individual model variants. The update is always free of charge for Audi customers and will have no negative impact on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, engine output, maximum torque, noise emissions or the lifetime of the exhaust aftertreatment system. This software update is a mandatory recall. Audi is therefore contacting all affected vehicle owners and requesting that they get in touch with their authorized workshop or dealership.

An overview of all Audi models with KBA approval for an update of the engine software within the scope of the recall is shown below.

Models with KBA approval for an update of the engine software within the scope of the recalls:

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