Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 24,754 model year 2016-2017 Audi Q3s.
If the parking brake is used during emergency braking, the brake lights on the vehicle will not activate.
As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
A vehicle approaching from behind may not have any warning that the vehicle is stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 45G6.
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