Illustrative photo | source Audi
Published on 27. 10. 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 A7 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
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
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
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.