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RECALL: More than 10,000 Audi A3, A1 and TT cars have faulty dual-clutch automatic transmissions

The 8V-series Audi A3 small car has been caught up in new/old recall.

Audi Australia has recalled 10,373 A3 small cars, A1 light hatches and TT sports cars over a production defect with their seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

Affecting MY08-16 A3s (8P and 8V series), MY11-16 A1s (8X series) and MY12-16 TTs (8J series), the recall pertains to the pressure accumulator in the transmission, which can crack over time.

If this were to occur, oil and pressure would be lost in the transmission’s hydraulic system, which would cause engine power to be interrupted, similar to engaging the clutch in a car fitted with a manual.

In such a scenario, the risk of an accident and therefore injury to vehicle occupants and other road users would be increased.

For reference, this recall is a follow-up to a similar notice issued for the MY08-16 A3, MY11-16 A1 and MY12-16 TT on October 20, 2019. At the time, these vehicles were incorrectly inspected and therefore not repaired when they needed to be.

Impacted owners will be contacted by Audi Australia with instructions to organise a free-of-charge inspection and repair at their preferred dealership.

Those looking for further information can call Audi Australia on 1800 502 834 or reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.