Updated 30 June 2016
As you may be aware, there have been press reports in Australia and overseas regarding the emissions of certain Audi diesel models.
Audi Australia Pty Ltd (Audi Australia) is committed to ensuring that our owners are well-informed about our action plan regarding this topic.
In Australia, we are able to confirm that we will be commencing the first voluntary recall on certain affected vehicles with the EA189 diesel engine in the near future.
The 2.0 TDI EA288 engine is not affected, nor is any 3.0 TDI engine in Australia. No petrol engines are affected.
In early October 2015, Audi Australia began contacting all owners of affected 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI models to advise them about the process regarding the updating of vehicles as part of the voluntary recall. Customers were advised that all work required to implement the technical measures will be free of charge.
The Volkswagen Group continues to present technical measures to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany, which are relevant to each wave of affected 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI vehicles fitted with EA 189 engines. Following an intensive, independent examination, these measures have been, or currently are, in the process of being approved by the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany.
The objective is that the implementation of the technical measures does not cause any adverse material changes to mileage and fuel consumption, engine performance or driving characteristics of the vehicles affected.
The Volkswagen Group has begun implementing the required technical measures and the voluntary recall process will occur in waves. It is intended that the voluntary recall process will commence for all affected vehicles in 2016.
In the near future, Audi Australia anticipates receiving approval from relevant Australian authorities to commence rolling out the required software update with respect to the first wave of affected Audi A4 2.0 TDI vehicles. We have started contacting customers to book them in for their software update.
If you have a 1.6 TDI or 2.0 TDI vehicle, you can check if this recall applies to your model by simply entering your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) into our search tool below.