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Audi A6 (2017 – 2020)

Published on 27. 10. 2020
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Problem description:

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 A6 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

Audi recall code: 27H8

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2020 A12/01401/20

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Type of alert Serious
Make Audi
Model A6
Production period 5/2017 - 3/2020
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Type-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 origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20200508

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.

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's history

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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