Updated 13 March 2017

CURRENT STATUS

Audi Australia can confirm that approval has been received from the Federal Government for the vast majority of Audi vehicles affected by the voluntary recall, including Audi A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and some Q5 models.  The company also expects the technical measures for the remaining affected Audi Q5 models will be available shortly.

The vehicles have been comprehensively tested and proven to conform to all relevant Australian standards as a condition of Federal Government approval.

In coming weeks, Audi will be writing to all customers inviting them to make an appointment at an Audi dealership to have the approved technical measures applied to their vehicles.

WHAT HAPPENED

Software installed in the engine control units of some Audi vehicles fitted with an EA189 diesel engine permitted different nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) depending on whether the vehicle was operating under a laboratory test cycle or operating outside of the test cycle.

UNDERSTANDING THE UPDATE

The technical measure for the majority of affected vehicles is an update to the vehicle software. This adjustment will be relatively quick and has been made possible with advances in diesel engine technology.  A small percentage of vehicles will additionally be fitted with a minor hardware update.

CARS AFFECTED


Certain Audi vehicles with a 1.6L or 2.0L 4 cylinder TDI engine, manufactured between 2008-2015. For specific vehicles and years please refer to the Q&A below.