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RECALL Subject : Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

Report Receipt Date: SEP 08, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V648000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8


Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured November 11, 2015, to November 23, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist control unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of power steering assist.
CONSEQUENCE:
With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48M5.
 
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