Audi A3 cars recalled to fix stability control issue

Audi launches recall action for MY09 Audi A3 vehicles…

A possible electrical fault has been identified in some Audi A3 vehicles sold in Australia.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is overseeing the recall which affects model year 2009 vehicles manufactured from May 2008 to May 2009.

Is your Audi A3 affected? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that a fault in an earth connection on the ESC control unit may occur due to excessive thermo-mechanical strain on components in the control unit.

What are the hazards?

This can limit the ability of the ABS/ESC system to stabilise the vehicle in critical handling situations, such as oversteer, understeer or hard braking.

Audi Australia is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles and they are being asked to contact their nearest Audi dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

Until the new software has been installed, owners should keep the vehicle well within its handling limits by adjusting the vehicle speed in advance to suit the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.

Further info is available from Audi Australia on 1800 50 AUDI (2834).

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