Brake light fault recall for Audi Q3

Audi Q3 needed back at dealers

Owners of some late model Audi Q3 SUVs are being asked to return their vehicle to an Audi dealer to have a potentially dangerous electrical fault attended to.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves just under 2600 Audi Q3 vehicles sold in Australia.

All of those vehicles were manufactured between June 2014 and November 2016.

Is your Audi Q3 SUV affected by this recall? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that on affected vehicles and only when an emergency braking function is initiated via the Electro-mechanical Parking Brake (EPB) button, the brake lights at the rear of the vehicle fail to illuminate.

The basic operability of the brakes and brake lights are not affected by this issue when braking via the regular service brake foot pedal.

What are the hazards?

If an emergency braking operation is initiated via the electro-mechanical parking brake (EPB) button, the rear brake lights will not illuminate, which may cause a hazard for other road users.

What should owners do?

Audi Australia is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles and asking them to contact their nearest Audi dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair.

The Audi dealer will update the software to restore this function.

Further information and details can also be obtained via the Audi Australia 24-hour toll free number on 1800 50 AUDI (2834).

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