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2018 AUDI R8

Report Date:
September 17, 2018
Campaign Number:
18V639000
Component:
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi R8 Spyder and R8 Coupe vehicles. Transmission fluid may leak from the gearbox ventilation hose after certain high speed and maneuvering situations.

Consequence Summary:
If leaked transmission fluid contacts hot engine parts, it can increase the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single gearbox ventilation hose with a double ventilation hose, free of charge. The recall began October 18, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 34J1.