Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 8,383 model year 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolets and A3 Sedans.
The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may misinterpret the flywheel rotation on engine start-up as a "knocking" condition, and the adjusted air/fuel mixture may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 29, 2017.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24DF.