Audi has recently issued a recall for several Q3 vehicles in North America as these may encounter a problem with their sunroofs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of 3,646 units of the Audi Q3 which will be affected by this recall. The feds are stating that if the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, this will continue to close and not stop. This fails to comply with the requirements of FMVSS 118.
“If the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof may continue to close instead of stopping. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 118, “Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems.” If the sunroof is closing while the vehicle is shut off and a vehicle occupant is in its path, there is an increased risk of injury”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The total number of affected Audi Q3 vehicles stands at 3,646 and all of them are from the 2015 model year, being produced between the 4th of April, 2014, and the 5th of November, 2014. Owners of these crossovers will be notified by the company and the dealers will be updating the sunroof control module software, free of charge. The recall has begun on the 13th of April, this year. For any extra details on the topic, owners can contact the Audi Customer Service at 1 800 253 2834 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1 888 327 4236.