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Audi A4 (2017 – 2020)

Published on 11 May 2020

Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).

This can result in a short circuit, leading to local overheating and increased risk of fire.

Due to the permanent power supply of the starter generator, this can occur when the vehicle has already been parked for a while.

The Audi A4 models affected by this recall were equipped with 2.0 TFSI engines and Mild-Hybrid systems and manufactured between May 2017 and March 2020.

Audi recall code: 27H2

Source: Rapex Alert 19/2020 A12/00689/20

Is my car affected?

New: Reliability by Make and Model

Type of alertSerious
Production period5/2017 - 3/2020
Type/number of modelType-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 1550 *, Type: FY (Audi Q5), Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 1801 *, Type: F2, (Audi A6, A7), Type-approval number: e1*2001/116*0430*, Type: B8, (Audi A4/A5)
Country of originGermany
Alert submitted byGermany
Products were found and measures were taken also insee the source
Measures taken by economic operatorsRecall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex2020-05-08 00:00:00

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Audi dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

How to contact your dealer

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle


UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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