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RECALL Subject : Coolant Leak may cause Engine Stall

Report Receipt Date: AUG 24, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V619000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,102


Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Audi A8 vehicles manufactured May 15, 2010, to May 14, 2012. The affected vehicles have a coolant valve that may leak, allowing coolant to enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or the engine to stall.
CONSEQUENCE:
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the coolant valve and inspect for coolant that has leaked through the electrical connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
 
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