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95,000 units of Audi calls to review by a lighting failure

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi has made a massive call to review that affects about 95,000 units; around of 80,000 they were marketed in the United States and the 15,000 remaining in Canada. Fortunately, the call to review has nothing to do with the scandal of the emissions of the Volkswagen Group, but by a defect of illumination software configuration outside units sold in North America.

All indications are that the failure is due to a bad configuration of the software that manages the lighting system. Apparently, side lights, parking and the main lighting fail under certain conditions by a bad configuration of the system, which increases the risk of an accident partially, especially at night, is clear.

Audi is gave has of the problem through the complaints of a good number of customers, by which decided to open a research internal to discover what was failing in their models. Once located the bug, the four rings brand told the National Highway Safety Administration (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) about this problem and the need to appeal to customers who may be affected.

Audi TTS Roadster

The models affected by this bug in the lighting system are the Audi A3 versions sedan, convertible and the hybrid plug-in e-tron, Audi A4, Audi TT coupé and convertible, and the Q3 SUV Q7; all they made between the years 2015 and 2016.

It seems that the solution not will be complicated. You can simply update the software by installing an improved version to eliminate the problem. While not know the time that is will need to carry to out this update on each unit, not should be too. Fortunately, enough to connect the computer to the diagnostic socket and “dump” the new version, say fortunately because the work is minimal and will not pose a high payout to the German mark, since 95,000 units is a considerable figure.

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