January 23, 2001
1996-1997 Audi A4 Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting model year
1996-1997 Audi A4 automobiles. This recall affects models that were manufactured
between October 1995 and August 1997.
On certain passenger vehicles, the plastic
ignition switch housing can fracture at the return spring anchor point. Fracture of the
housing could cause the return spring force to be insufficient to return the ignition key
to the running position after starting the engine. This condition causes electrical
accessories such as windshield wipers and headlights to become inoperative.
27,900 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will replace the ignition switch.
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began Oct. 25, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V317/Audi
Recall No. LE]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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