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Jik Its a cool ride December 13, 2017
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This car is pretty good if you need a car that wont break down every few seconds and is cheap. This car can save you a lot of money
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2021-169
Recall date
2021-03-22
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Manufacturer Recall Number:
69BY
Units Affected:
18,204
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) may not work properly. This could cause the airbag system to turn off the passenger-front airbag even when a person is seated in the front passenger seat. Note: This problem would cause an error message to display on the instrument panel and a warning chime to sound. The airbag indicator light would also display "passenger airbag off". Safety Risk: An airbag that is turned off when it should be turned on could increase the risk of injury to a passenger in a crash. Corrective Actions: Audi will notify owners by mail. The corrective actions for this recall are under development. To reduce the safety risk, Audi recommends that if the PODS in your vehicle is not working properly, you should contact an Audi dealer for assistance right away and not transport a person in the front-passenger seat until the PODS has been repaired.
Recall number
2020-499
Recall date
2020-10-20
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2017 2018 2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
90L9
Units Affected:
4,030
Notification Type:
Inconsequential
Issue: On certain vehicles, when switching the distance display setting from kilometers to miles, the speedometer displays the vehicle speed in miles per hour (mph) only. Canadian regulations require that speed be displayed in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or in both km/h and mph. Safety Risk: This small error does not affect vehicle safety. Corrective Actions: This is not a recall. Volkswagen has made changes to ensure that all new vehicle speedometers display mph and km/h when the display distance is set to miles.
Recall number
2020-353
Recall date
2020-08-04
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011 2012 2013 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
97EM 97EK 97EL
Units Affected:
132,432
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the warning label for the engine block heater cable is written in English only. As a result, a French user may not receive important safety information about how to use the engine block heater. A label that is not provided in both official languages could create confusion. Safety Risk: User confusion could increase the risk of injury when trying to use the block heater. Corrective Actions: The company will mail each owner a new label for the block heater cable. If you would like help installing the label, you can contact a dealer for assistance.
Recall number
2019-308
Recall date
2019-06-19
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
69Z4
Units Affected:
15,723
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, there could be a loose wiring connection for the passenger occupant detection system (PODS). This could cause the airbag system to turn off the passenger-front airbag even though the seat may be occupied. Note: This problem would cause an error message to display on the instrument panel and a warning chime to sound. The airbag indicator light would also display "passenger airbag off". Safety Risk: An airbag that is turned off could increase the risk of injury to a passenger in a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to install a new connector for the passenger occupant detection system. The wiring will also be re-routed under the seat.
Recall number
2019-068
Recall date
2019-02-13
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
72i8
Units Affected:
1,105
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the center-rear seat head restraint may detach in a crash. Safety Risk: If the head restraint detaches in a crash, it could increase the risk of injury to occupants. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to have the center-rear seat head restraint inspected. If the latching pins are missing, the head restraint will be replaced.
Recall number
2018-678
Recall date
2018-12-05
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20BK
Units Affected:
785
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, an underhood fuel connector may not have been securely attached to the fuel supply line and could result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could create the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the fuel line connection and ensure it is securely attached.
Recall number
2018-626
Recall date
2018-11-14
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
72H8 / 72H9
Units Affected:
305
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rear seat head restraint guides may not have been properly welded to the seat frame. In a crash, the rear seat head restraints may not remain in place, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will inspect the rear seat frame, and if the head restraint guide sleeve welds are found to be insufficient, it will be replaced.
Recall number
2018-059
Recall date
2018-01-30
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
69R6
Units Affected:
26,340
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver frontal airbag. This could cause the airbag to deploy with more force than normal. As a result, if the vehicle were involved in a collision that warrants airbag deployment, fragments could be propelled toward vehicle occupants, and the airbag assembly could be damaged, preventing proper function. These issues could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the driver frontal airbag inflator. Note: Canadian climate results in the propellant degrading slowly. The recall is being conducted as a precaution to address future risk, and is expected to replace airbag inflators before their function would be affected. Additional Note: For the Audi A4, S4, A5 and S5 models, this campaign only affects the Cabriolet versions of these models. Also to Note: This recall supersedes the Audi brand vehicles subject to recall 2016-064 (Audi Recall 69N1) and 2016-065 (69N2). Audi brand vehicles completed under the previous 2016-064 and 2016-065 recalls require repair under this recall, as the previous recall remedy was an interim repair. Interim repair parts must be replaced with final repair parts.
Recall number
2017-397
Recall date
2017-08-16
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
24DF
Units Affected:
497
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, during engine start-up or low RPMs, the engine air/fuel burning stability strategy may not be robust enough. This could cause the system to misinterpret conditions as the dual mass flywheel begins to rotate, which could result in a loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will update vehicle software.
Recall number
2017-229
Recall date
2017-04-26
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
51F5
Units Affected:
394
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the certification label may have an incorrect vehicle production date printed on it, contrary to the requirements of the standard. Correction: Dealers will install an overlay label containing the correct information.
Recall number
2017-165
Recall date
2017-03-22
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
69Q3
Units Affected:
1,332
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the airbag control module may not properly classify an out of position front passenger seat occupant. In the event of a crash, the airbag could deploy the front passenger airbag with more force than required, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will update the airbag control module software.
Recall number
2016-629
Recall date
2016-12-14
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2009
Manufacturer Recall Number:
45F2 / 45F5
Units Affected:
12,205
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, a fault within the antilock brake system (ABS) may cause the module to fail during ABS and/or electronic stability control (ESC) activation. This will cause warning lights for ABS, brake and the ESC systems to illuminate. If this happens, the brake system related vehicle stabilizing functions (ABS/ESC) may not be available, increasing the risk of a loss of vehicle control and could lead to a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will update the ABS control module with improved diagnostic capability to detect insufficient PCU ground connection. ABS modules with insufficient ground connections will be replaced.
Recall number
2016-430
Recall date
2016-09-02
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2015 2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20Y5 / 20Y6
Units Affected:
33,894
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the suction pump inside the fuel tank designed to purge fuel from the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system may be compromised. This could cause fuel to flow directly into the EVAP system which could, over time, accumulate and cause a leak through the charcoal canister filter element. Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the suction pump inside the fuel tank.
Recall number
2016-427
Recall date
2016-09-02
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
97CB
Units Affected:
14,886
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Certain vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. In a situation where the parking lights are switched on and the vehicle is locked, the side marker lights do not illuminate, which is contrary to the requirements of the standard. This could reduce vehicle visibility, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will update vehicle software.
Recall number
2016-065
Recall date
2016-02-09
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
69M8 / 69N2
Units Affected:
15,039
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, which could prevent proper deployment. Failure of the airbag to fully deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will replace the front driver airbag inflator. Note: This only affects the Cabriolet versions of the Audi A4 and S4 models.
Recall number
2015-583
Recall date
2015-12-07
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
74C9
Units Affected:
239
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain vehicles may have been manufactured with an incorrect or out of specification stitching in the driver and/or front passenger seat cover. In the event of a crash, this could prevent the side impact airbag from deploying correctly which could increase the risk of injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the driver and/or passenger seat back covers as necessary.
Recall number
2015-161
Recall date
2015-04-16
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20V5 / 20W5
Units Affected:
1,203
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, improper nickel plating of certain fuel pump internal components could contaminate the pump, potentially resulting in an inoperative fuel pump. This could result in a no-start condition, or an engine stall without warning and without the ability to restart the vehicle, which could increase the risk of a crash. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel pump.
Recall number
2011-355
Recall date
2011-10-03
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
23J9/V5, 23J8/K5
Units Affected:
41,078
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.0L TDI diesel engine, the fuel injection lines could crack. Diesel fuel leakage may ignite on a hot engine surface and cause a fire, which could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will install vibration dampers on all four fuel injection lines. Additionally, on some vehicles (depending on the date of manufacture) the #2 fuel injection line will be replaced.
Recall number
2009-278
Recall date
2009-09-29
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
20Q3/J3
Units Affected:
2,662
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Audi A3 Quattro, TT Quattro and TT Quattro roadster, the closing force of an internal spring of the fuel tank ventilation valve is not adequate enough to hold the valve closed under extreme conditions. During certain driving manoeuvres, liquid fuel may enter the fuel tank venting system and migrate into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister. Should this occur while driving, the vehicle may experience performance issues (i.e. vehicle jerking) and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) in the instrument cluster could illuminate. In certain instances, fuel could leak from the evaporative system leak detection pump filter. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved version.
Recall number
2009-249
Recall date
2009-08-20
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2009 2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
37E3/S7, 37E5/J7
Units Affected:
3,467
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Audi A3, TT, TT Roadster, and Volkswagen EOS, Golf wagon, GTI, Jetta and Jetta wagon equipped with a Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG), the wiring harness of a temperature sensor in the DSG may have connector wires that were insufficiently crimped during assembly. As such, the temperature sensor could falsely detect a high gearbox oil temperature, causing the transmission to abruptly shift to the Neutral position. A loss of propulsion, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module with updated software..
Recall number
2006-188
Recall date
2006-07-31
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
JP
Units Affected:
7
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the left and/or right curtain airbag inflator module(s) may leak. In the event of a crash, the airbag may not inflate as designed. Correction: Dealers will replace affected side curtain airbag(s).
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