October 12, 2004
Audi Canada recalls some A6 models
Ajax, Ontario – Audi Canada announced that it is voluntarily recalling 2,432 A6s in Canada from model years 1998 and 1999. All 1998 – 1999 model year Audi A6 vehicles equipped with a 2.8 litre V6 5-valve engine and automatic are included.
Audi has determined that, in rare cases while driving at a steady rate of
speed for a considerable period of time and during extremely low ambient
temperatures (below -15 degrees C), the throttle on affected vehicles may not
return to idle position due to ice accumulating in the throttle body. In this
instance the driver can apply additional brake force or take other actions
(such as shifting into Neutral, turning off the ignition, etc.) to positively
stop the vehicle. In the absence of such action, the vehicle may continue to
maintain speed when the driver expects the vehicle to slow.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail in
October, and instructed to bring their vehicles in so that a replacement
throttle body kit can be installed. All work will be completed at no cost and Audi will reimburse out of pocket expenses related to this recall.
There have been no injuries or accidents attributed to this concern. A6 owners with questions can phone Audi customer relations toll-free number at 1-800-822-2834.