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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]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 23, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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