Audi Australia P/L—Audi A1 and A3 (DSG Gearbox - 35CS)

Identifying features

Audi A1 (8X) and A3 (8P)

What are the defects?

Due to electrolysis, the DSG transmissions are susceptible to conductive deposits forming in the gearbox control units, possibly causing the gearbox fuse to blow. Should this happen, the clutch will fully open due to power supply failure, causing the vehicle to roll to a stop if in motion.

What are the hazards?

In the majority of cases, the fault occurs when the engine is started with the vehicle stationary. If the fuse blows while the vehicle is in motion, however, a sudden loss of power at the wheels could in certain circumstances cause a hazard to the occupants and to other road users. All other functions of the vehicle (steering, braking, etc.) remain fully active.

What should consumers do?

Vehicle owners will be contacted directly. For enquiries, owners may contact Audi Customer Service on 1-800-502-834.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Audi dealerships

Dates available for sale
  • 1 July 2008 - 31 July 2011

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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