On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.8L, V6 5-valve engines, and automatic transmissions, while driving during extremely low ambient temperatures the throttle may freeze in an open position due to ice accumulating in the throttle body.
Audi will install a replacement throttle body kit free of charge. The recall began on October 29, 2004. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. Owners of vehicles which are not registered in the cold-weather states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, will be notified of a service action, under which they will be provided the free remedy upon request.