Affected Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Date Published
SEP 20, 2016
NHTSA TSB #
10095303
TSB Document
Summary
ON CERTAIN AUDI VEHICLES WITH A 3.0L TFSI ENGINE MANUFACTURED DURING A SPECIFIC PERIOD, THE DIAGNOSTIC THRESHOLDS FOR THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS WERE PROGRAMMED TOO TIGHTLY IN THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. AS A RESULT, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) MAY COME ON EVEN THOUGH THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. IF THE MIL IS ON, A VEHICLE WILL NOT PASS AN EMISSIONS INSPECTION.