Audi TT Recalls


Hi All,

Audi-Electric-Car-Comp-3Have you recently checked if your TT has a recall? Here are the major North-American and European recalls on Audi TTs. Your car may have been imported from another country, so I suggest you have a look at your neighbor countries just in case. Or even better, call you local Audi dealership and give them your VIN for a quick check-up.

Best,

Andre

Note: Updated on May 27, 2015

USA

MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009 RECALL Subject : DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX

Report Receipt Date: AUG 20, 2009
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V333000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN

SUMMARY:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE “DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL” INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

CONSEQUENCE:

THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

REMEDY:

VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 20, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

NOTES:

VW RECALL NO. 37E3/S7 & AUDI RECALL NO. 37E5/J7. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 & AUGUST 26, 2009 RECALL Subject : FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE

Report Receipt Date: SEP 30, 2009
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V377000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SUMMARY:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 AUDI A3, TT, AND TT ROADSTER PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 AND AUGUST 26, 2009. THE CLOSING FORCE OF AN INTERNAL SPRING OF THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE IS NOT ADEQUATE ENOUGH TO HOLD THE VALVE CLOSED UNDER EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS POSSIBLY ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

CONSEQUENCE:

IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR.

REMEDY:

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND AUDI DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE WITH AN IMPROVED VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-253-2834.

NOTES:

VOLKSWAGEN’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 20Q3/J3. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


2008 AUDI TT COUPE
RECALL Subject : C-PILLAR TRIM COVER

Report Receipt Date: FEB 07, 2008
NHTSA Campaign Number: 08V064000
Component(s): STRUCTURE

SUMMARY:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 720 MY 2008 AUDI TT COUPE VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH C-PILLAR TRIM COVER CLIPS THAT DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE RETENTION. IN THE EVENT OF A DEPLOYMENT OF THE REAR PYROTECHNIC SAFETY BELT, THE C-PILLAR TRIM COVER MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE SHEET METAL DUE TO LOW RETENTION FORCE OF THE TRIM CLIP.

CONSEQUENCE:

THE DETACHED TRIM COVER COULD POSE A RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY FOR VEHICLE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS.

REMEDY:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN IMPROVED CLIP ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW/AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

NOTES:

VW/AUDI RECALL NO. 70D1/JX. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236, (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


2000-2006 Audi TT
RECALL Subject : Water Pump may cause Failure of Timing Belt

Report Receipt Date: MAR 07, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14E007000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SUMMARY:

The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after November 1, 2013 (and manufactured August 2013 through October 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have ‘US9377’ stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 Audi A4, 2000-2006 Audi TT, 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 1999-2006 Golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.

CONSEQUENCE:

A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

REMEDY:

Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during May 2014. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


2004 Audi TT
AUDI CLUTCH NOT WELDED PROPERLY

Report Receipt Date: JAN 06, 2004
NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V007000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN

SUMMARY: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX, DURING THE PRODUCTION OF THE GEARBOX, A SEAM AT THE CLUTCH WAS NOT WELDED TO SPECIFICATIONS. THIS COULD LEAD TO DEGRADED PERFORMANCE OF THE CLUTCH INSIDE THE GEARBOX.
CONSEQUENCE: THE CLUTCH COULD LOSE ITS ABILITY TO PROVIDE INPUT TORQUE TO THE TRANSMISSION WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, WHICH COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
REMEDY: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLUTCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
NOTES: VWOA RECAL NO. JA. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


2001 2002 Audi TT
RECALL Subject : MASTER CYLINDER LEAK

Report Receipt Date: MAR 29, 2007
NHTSA Campaign Number: 07E023000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

SUMMARY:
CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH PART NUMBERS 10-2925, 10-2987, 10-2987MZA, 10-3083, 11-3015, 11-3042, 11-3044, 11-3045, 11-3047, 11-3064, AND 11-3156, AND WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.
CONSEQUENCE:
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
REMEDY:
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.
NOTES:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


2000 2001 Audi TT
RECALL Subject : REAR TRACT CONTROL ARM

Report Receipt Date: OCT 10, 2001
NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V325000
Component(s): SUSPENSION

SUMMARY:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MOISTURE COULD ENTER THE REAR TRACK CONTROL ARM’S MOUNTING BUSHING AND BOLT COMBINATION AND CAUSE CORROSION.
CONSEQUENCE:
CORROSION COULD IMPEDE THE FREE MOVEMENT OF THE CONTROL ARM.
REMEDY:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TRACK CONTROL ARMS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 12, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.
NOTES:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


2000 Audi TT
RECALL Subject : VW/VEHICLE HANDLING

Report Receipt Date: NOV 10, 1999
NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V300000
Component(s): SUSPENSION

SUMMARY:
PASSENGER VEHICLES. IN SHARP HIGH SPEED TURNS OR ABRUPT LANE CHANGE MANEUVERS AT SPEEDS SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE POSTED SPEED LIMITS, AND DEPENDING UPON ROAD CONDITIONS, PRECISE STEERING RESPONSE MAY BE DEMANDED TO RETAIN DIRECTIONAL STABILITY.
CONSEQUENCE:
IN THE EVENT CONTROL IS LOST, A CRASH MAY OCCUR RESULTING IN INJURY.
REMEDY:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT STABILIZERS IN FRONT DRIVE AUDI TT’S AND THE FRONT AND REAR STABILIZERS IN AUDI TT’S EQUIPPED WITH QUATTRO DRIVE. A MODIFIED CONTROL ARM WILL BE INSTALLED IN FRONT TOGETHER WITH FIRMER SHOCK ABSORBERS IN FRONT AND REAR. IN ADDITION AUDI WILL INSTALL A REAR SPOILER.
NOTES:
AUDI RECALL NO. KX/ZX. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 8, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


2000 Audi TT
RECALL Subject : FUEL LINE

Report Receipt Date: AUG 12, 1999
NHTSA Campaign Number: 99V222000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SUMMARY:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A SMALL SECTION OF THE VEHICLE FUEL LINE ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION. IF DAMAGED, FUEL COULD LEAK TO THE OUTSIDE.
CONSEQUENCE:
IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CAUSE A FIRE.
REMEDY:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL LINE ASSEMBLY.
NOTES:
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 18, 1999. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


CANADA

Model Year(s) Affected: 2008 2009 2010
Transport Canada Recall # 2009278

Recall Date: 2009/09/29
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Fuel Supply

Recall Details

On certain Audi A3 Quattro, TT Quattro and TT Quattro roadster, the closing force of an internal spring of the fuel tank ventilation valve is not adequate enough to hold the valve closed under extreme conditions. During certain driving manoeuvres, liquid fuel may enter the fuel tank venting system and migrate into the evaporative system, saturating the carbon canister. Should this occur while driving, the vehicle may experience performance issues (i.e. vehicle jerking) and the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) in the instrument cluster could illuminate. In certain instances, fuel could leak from the evaporative system leak detection pump filter. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved version.

Transport Canada Source.


Model Year(s) Affected: 2009 2010
Transport Canada Recall # 2009249

Recall Date: 2009/08/20
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Powertrain

Recall Details

On certain Audi A3, TT, TT Roadster, and Volkswagen EOS, Golf wagon, GTI, Jetta and Jetta wagon equipped with a Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG), the wiring harness of a temperature sensor in the DSG may have connector wires that were insufficiently crimped during assembly. As such, the temperature sensor could falsely detect a high gearbox oil temperature, causing the transmission to abruptly shift to the Neutral position. A loss of propulsion, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module with updated software..

Transport Canada Source.


Model Year(s) Affected: 2008
Transport Canada Recall # 2008043

Recall Date: 2008/02/07
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Other

Recall Details

On certain vehicles, the C-pillar trim cover clips do not provide adequate retention. In the event of a deployment of the rear pyrotechnic safety belt, the C-pillar trim cover may become detached from the sheet metal due to low retention force of the trim clip. The detached trim cover could pose a risk of personal injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will install an improved clip.

Transport Canada Source.


Model Year(s) Affected: 2004
Transport Canada Recall # 2003343

Recall Date: 2003/12/19
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Powertrain

Recall Details

On certain vehicles equipped with a Direct Shift Gearbox, a seam at the clutch was not welded to specification. This could lead to degraded performance of the clutch after an indefinite period of use. The clutch could lose its ability to provide input torque to the transmission without prior warning, which could allow the vehicle to roll. Correction: Dealer will replace the clutch.

Transport Canada Source.


Model Year(s) Affected: 2000 2001
Transport Canada Recall # 2001245

Recall Date: 2001/10/10
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Suspension

Recall Details

On certain Audi TT Quattro vehicles, moisture could enter the rear track control arm’s mounting bushing and bolt combination and cause corrosion. Corrosion could impede the free movement of the control arm. Correction: Dealers will replace the track control arms.

Transport Canada Source.


Model Year(s) Affected: 2000
Transport Canada Recall # 2000027

Recall Date: 2000/02/15
Notification Type: Safety Mfr
System: Steering

Recall Details

Certain vehicles may be susceptible to loss of directional stability in sharp turns or abrupt lane change maneuvers at extremely high speeds due to a steering system that is very responsive to steering input. Correction: Stabilizers will be replaced in front on front wheel drive vehicles and on both front and rear on quattro drive vehicles. A modified control arm will be installed in front together with firmer shock absorbers in front and rear. In addition, a rear spoiler will be installed.

Transport Canada Source.


United-Kingdom

Build Start Date : 01/09/1998 – Build End Date :  31/12/1999

Concern : INSTABILITY AND LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL COULD OCCUR
Description : The TT proves to have a relatively narrow handling limit zone if extreme manoeuvres are undertaken at high speed which could lead, in the worst case, to a precise steering response to retain directional control. Instability and loss of directional control could occur. These characteristics have led to some customers objecting to the cars road behaviour. In an attempt to improve customer satisfaction, the cars physical reactions are to be modified so the vehicles behaviour becomes more predictable at the handling limits.
Remedial Action : Likely to be affected vehicles will be recalled for modifications to the suspension settings and the addition of a rear spoiler.
Vehicle Id : TRU zzz 8N z X1 000 101 to TRU zzz 8N z X1 026 905
TRU zzz 8N z Y1 000 101 to TRU zzz 8N z Y1 060 000

Source.


Build Start Date : 01/02/1997 – Build End Date :  28/02/2000 

Concern : REAR AXLE BALL JOINTS MAY SEIZE
Description : There is a risk of moisture entering the ball joints of the rear axle which can start corrosion in the joints, ultimately causing the joints to seize.
Remedial Action : Recall affected vehicles and fit modified ball joints.

Source.


 2002+

Concern : AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY
Description : On 79 vehicles within the VIN ranges affected (with 3-spoke sports steering wheel) it is possible that, in the event of a collision impact above the triggering threshold of the airbags, the driver’s airbag may not be deployed.
Remedial Action : The drivers airbag unit will be replaced on all affected vehicles with 3-spoke sports steering wheel.

Source.


2004+

Concern : REAR LEFT BRAKE PIPE MAY BECOME DAMAGED.
Description : There is a possibility that the rear left brake pipe may become damaged by contact with the rear suspension coupling rod.
Remedial Action : Recall affected vehicles, inspect brake pipe for damage to protective coating and replace and/or reposition if necessary.
Vehicle Id : WAUZZZ8P.4A000194 to WAUZZZ8P.4A130169

Source.


Build Start Date : 05/01/2007 – Build End Date :  20/02/2007

Concern : TRIM MAY COME LOOSE IN A COLLISON CAUSING INJURY
Description : In an accident where the rear seat belt tensioners are triggered, the side pillar trim could protrude into the passenger compartment and cause an increased risk of injury for both the front and rear passengers.
Remedial Action : Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected to replace the front retaining clips on both side pillar trims.
Vehicle Id : TRU###8J#71000102 to TRU###8J#71026630
TRU###8J#81000101 to TRU###8J#81001178

Source.


Build Start Date : 20/05/2009 – Build End Date :  30/07/2009

Recall Details
Concern : BRAKING PERFORMANCE MAY BE AFFECTED
Description : It has been identified that on specific vehicles the vacuum pipe to the servo may become damaged.
Remedial Action : Recalled vehicles will have the subject vacuum line replaced.
Vehicle Id : TRUZZZ8J#A1900145 to TRUZZZ8J#A1900754

Source.


Build Start Date : 01/09/2008 – Build End Date :  31/08/2009

Concern : CLUTCH MAY OPERATE INADVERTENTLY WITH UNEXPECTED LOSS OF DRIVE.
Description : In rare cases an incorrect interpretation of the clutch temperature can occur which results in the clutch opening unexpectedly with loss of drive.
Remedial Action : Recall affected vehicles and update/reprogramme gearbox control unit.

Source.

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