Audi has announced a recall on approximately 850 model-year 2015-16 A6 sedans and model-year 2015 A7 coupes due to issues with the auxiliary heater. The auxiliary heater electrical connector may have been incorrectly inserted into the auxiliary heater which could result in increased electrical resistance, increasing the risk of a fire.
Audi manufacturer Volkswagen began notifying owners of the safety risk on Jan. 31. A second notice will be sent to owners in March when the remedy is expected to be available. Owners can call the automaker at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the auxiliary heater connector, replacing the auxiliary heater and connector if necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.