Monday, September 26, 2016

ITS RECALL MONDAYS: JAGUAR AND VW ARE IN THE HOT SEAT


MANUFACTURER: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 
No. Of  IMPACTED CUSTOMERS: 79,895
 
SUMMARY: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 TT roadster, A3 cabriolet, A3 sedan and A3 e-tron, 2016-2017 TT coupe, 2017 A4 sedan and Q7 and 2015-2017 Q3 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." 

CONSEQUENCE:
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.



2. MANUFACTURER: Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

NO. OF CUSTOMERS IMPACTED: 22,657
SUMMARY:
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LCC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2015 Discovery Sport manufactured September 17, 2014 through November 3, 2014 and 2014-2015 Range Rover Evoque vehicles manufactured July 15, 2013 through July 1, 2015. In the affected vehicles the transmission sensor clusters may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire harness, and as a result, the transmission may unexpectedly shift to neutral.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the automatic transmission serial number and if required, will update the transmission software to prevent the transmission from shifting into neutral due to a faulty crimp, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is P091.

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