Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 79,895 model year 2016 TT roadsters, A3 cabriolets, A3 sedans and A3 e-trons; 2016-2017 TT coupes; 2017 A4 sedans and Q7s; and 2015-2017 Q3s.
The vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights.
As such, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.