Audi has made a massive call to review affects about 95,000 of units; some 80,000 have been sold in the united States and the 15,000 remaining in Canada. Fortunately, the call to review has nothing to do with the scandal of the emissions of the Volkswagen Group, but by a default configuration of the software of the lighting outside in the units sold north America.
All indications are that the failure is due to a bad configuration of the software that controls the lighting system. Apparently, the side lights, the parking and the main lighting fail in certain conditions by a bad configuration of the system, which increases some of the risk of accident, especially during the night, of course.
Audi became aware of the problem through the complaints of a good number of customers, so we decided to open an internal investigation to find out what was failing in their models. Once you have located the fault, the brand of the four rings to alert the National highway traffic Safety Administration (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) on this issue and the need to make a call to clients that may be affected.
affected models by this failure in the lighting system are the Audi A3 in their versions, sedan, convertible and plug-in hybrid e-tron, the Audi A4, Audi TT coupe and convertible, and SUV’s Q3 and Q7; all of them manufactured between the years 2015 and 2016.
it Seems that the solution will not be complicated. Simply update the software by installing a new improved version to delete the problem. Despite the fact that we do not know the time that will be needed to perform the update on each unit, it should not be too much. Fortunately, simply connect your computer to the taking of diagnosis, and “dump” the new version, and we say fortunately because the work is minimal and will not involve a high outlay to the German mark, as to 95,000 units this figure is quite considerable.