More than 10,000 vehicles have again been recalled across the country due to a production fault which could potentially cause a serious accident.
Vehicles with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions have been affected, including 2011 – 2016 model year A1, 2008 – 2016 model year A3 and the 2012 – 2016 model year Audi TT.
According to Audi Australia, the vehicles were the subject of a recall in October last year for the same issue, however “some vehicles were incorrectly assessed as not needing to be repaired.”
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“All vehicles that were previously inspected without repair will need to be inspected again and repaired if necessary,” Audi said.
The recall notice, posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, says that due to a production fault, over time a crack in the transmissions pressure accumulator can occur.
“If the pressure accumulator cracks, oil and pressure is lost in the hydraulic system of the gearbox,” the recall notice says.
“As a result, the transmission of engine power via the gearbox is interrupted. The experience of this symptom would be comparable to depressing the clutch in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission.
“This could increase the risk of an accident or injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.”
Audi Australia is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles for inspection and repair.
For a full list of the cars involved in the recall, click here.
For further information, you can contact the Audi Australia 24-hour toll free number 1800 50 AUDI (2834).