Market recall of VW, Audi, Škoda, Seat: risk of fire

Due to the possible risk of fire in the engine compartment, VW, Audi, Škoda and Seat are recalling 40,000 vehicles of popular models throughout Germany. What those affected need to know now.

  • Among others, VW Golf, Audi Q3 and Škoda Octavia are affected

  • The owners have to go to the workshop twice.

  • The Federal Motor Transport Authority is aware of 16 cases of damage so far

The Volkswagen Group has had to withdraw around 40,000 VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat vehicles to workshops in Germany. “Insufficient support of the engine design cover it can cause contact with hot parts and cause a fire,” warns the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). At the moment, according to the KBA, it is already closed 16 claims I arrive.

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Golf, Octavia and Co.: These models are affected

The recall applies to owners of VW Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc and Arteon, Audi Q3 and TT, Cupra Ateca, Formentor and Leon, and Seat Tarraco. Years of construction 2020 to 2022.

According to the KBA, the Skoda Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq are also affected, although there is no listing in the database yet. Early February 2022 It had come off the assembly line.

VW recall also for hybrid vehicles

Even 26,000 hybrid vehicles of the VW Group now have to go to the workshop. Golf, Tiguan, Passat or Arteon model series from 2019 to 2022 are affected.

A faulty battery fuse, in the event of a short circuit, can risk of electric shock and one fire increase. But the problem can be solved in the workshop. Clients are informed and invited to workshops.

According to KBA and VW, so far a specific case known since last year, when there was a fire in a Golf. the KBA reference number to call back is 011696, the manufacturer code the 93N4 recall. For those affected, the following direct line set up: 0800 86 55 79 24 36.

Two visits to workshops in VW, Audi, Seat or Škoda

If you own one of the vehicles mentioned, you have to go twice to the workshop. once for them Removal of the old component. This action only takes a few minutes. The assembly of the new more stable coverage it will then take place as part of an additional action at a later date. To the best of ADAC’s knowledge, the part is not yet available. Both visits to the workshop are for the customer. free.

ADAC Tip: Here’s How Experienced Auto Mechanics Can Help Themselves

ADAC recommends that take retirement seriously and visit the workshop as soon as possible. a little advice ADAC technical experts For experienced hobby mechanics: Removing the engine cover, i.e. pulling it up, is relatively easy and quick. This will be at least for the moment Fire danger forbidden. However, the ADAC still recommends scheduling an appointment with a Volkswagen partner due to the recall, as planned. There, the work is carried out correctly and checked again.

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