Audi Australia has issued a recall for 7,758 Audi A3 and Q2 vehicles manufactured between 2019 and 2023 due to a wiring fault in the fuse box. This error can cause a sudden loss of engine power while driving, which can result in serious accidents and injuries.
The error is due to an installation problem in the internal wiring harness of the affected vehicles’ fuse box. In this case, the instrument panel may stop lighting, and the interior and exterior lights may also turn off. In addition, the vehicle could experience a sudden loss of power while driving, posing a serious risk to road safety.
The recall notice gives drivers the certainty that the steering and brakes can continue to be operated even if there is a loss of power. However, limited visibility and loss of power increase the risk of accidents and endanger the lives of vehicle occupants and other road users.
Audi Australia will contact the owners of the affected vehicles and arrange necessary repairs free of charge at authorized Audi dealers. To check whether a vehicle is affected by the recall, owners can find a list of affected vehicle identification numbers (VINs) on the official Audi website.