Safety Recall 34J1 / Gearbox Ventilation Hose – 2017-2018 Audi R8 Spyder & R8 Coupe

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V639
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,916

 

Transmission Fluid Vent Hose may Leak Causing Fire

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

 

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.

 

Remedy

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the single gearbox ventilation hose with a double ventilation hose, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 31, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 34J1.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Audi has a Recall


Safety Recall
Code: 34J1


Subject Gearbox Ventilation Hose
Release Date October 03, 2018
Affected Vehicles U.S.A. & CANADA: Certain 2017-2018 Model Year Audi R8 Spyder & R8 Coupe

Check Campaigns/Actions screen in Elsa on the day of repair to verify that a VIN qualifies for repair under this action.  Elsa is the only valid campaign inquiry & verification source. 

  • Campaign status must show “open.”
  • If Elsa shows other open action(s), inform your customer so that the work can also be completed at the same time the vehicle is in the workshop for this campaign.
Problem Description Transmission fluid may leak from the gearbox ventilation hose during extreme racetrack driving/maneuvering situations. Leaking transmission fluid can contact hot engine parts, causing smoke and possibly a fire.
Corrective Action Replace the single gearbox ventilation hose with a double ventilation hose that has a higher oil expansion volume.
Precautions A hot oil odor and/or smoke may be noticeable if this issue is occurring. If this happens, customers are advised to stop driving immediately and contact an authorized Audi dealer without delay and make arrangements to have the vehicle inspected.
Parts Information Parts will be allocated prior to owner notification.  If Allocated parts have been used, please contact the Parts Specialists via phone (800-767-6552), email

([email protected]vw.com) or chat/text with the VIN to order.

Code Visibility On or about October 03, 2018, affected vehicles will be listed on the Inventory Vehicle Open Campaign Action report under My Dealership Reports (found on www.accessaudi.com & OMD Web). A list will not be posted for dealers who do not have any affected vehicles.

On or about October 03, 2018, this campaign code will show open on affected vehicles in Elsa.

On or about October 03, 2018, affected vehicles will be identified with this campaign code in the VIN Lookup tool at www.audiusa.com and on the NHTSA VIN lookup tool at www.safercar.gov.

Owner  Notification Owner notification will take place in October 2018. Owner letter examples are included in this bulletin for your reference.
Additional Information Please alert everyone in your dealership about this action, including Sales, Service, Parts and Accounting personnel.  Contact Warranty if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT REMINDER ON VEHICLES AFFECTED BY SAFETY & COMPLIANCE RECALLS

New Vehicles in Dealer Inventory: It is a violation of Federal law for a dealer to deliver a new motor vehicle or any new or used item of motor vehicle equipment (including a tire) covered by this notification under a sale or lease until the defect or noncompliance is remedied. By law, dealers must correct, prior to delivery for sale or lease, any vehicle that fails to comply with an applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or that contains a defect relating to motor vehicle safety.

Pre-Owned Vehicles in Dealer Inventory: Dealers should not deliver any pre-owned vehicles in their inventory which are involved in a safety or compliance recall until the defect has been remedied. 

Dealers must ensure that every affected inventory vehicle has this campaign completed before delivery to consumers.

Claim Entry Instructions

After campaign has been completed, enter claim as soon as possible to help prevent work from being duplicated elsewhere. Attach the Elsa screen print showing action open on the day of repair to the repair order.

If customer refused campaign work:

  • U.S. dealers: Submit the request through Audi Warranty Online under the Campaigns/Update option.
  • Canada dealers: Upload the repair order [signed by customer] to Audi WIN/Operations/Campaign Closure.
Service Number 34J1
Damage Code 0099
Parts Vendor Code 002
Claim Type Sold vehicle: 7 10

Unsold vehicle: 7 90

Causal Indicator Mark gearbox ventilation hose as causal part*
Vehicle Wash/Loaner Do not claim wash/loaner under this action
Criteria I.D. 01 (R8 Coupe)
  Check/Updated part(s) present, no further work required

Labor operation: 0183 00 99 10 T.U.

-OR-

Check/Updated part(s) NOT present, Install Gearbox Ventilation Hose

Labor operation: 3401 55 99 110 T.U.

 

Quantity Part Number Description
1.00 0BZ301469A Ventilation Hose*
2.00 N  10315002 Hose Holder
2.00 N  10662201 Tie Wrap
1.00 N  91123701 Clamp
1.00 N  91069601 Bolt
1.00 WHT001999 Tie Wrap with Clip
Criteria I.D. 02 (R8 Spyder)
  Check/Updated part(s) present, no further work required

Labor operation: 0183 00 99 10 T.U.

-OR-

Check/Updated part(s) NOT present, Install Gearbox Ventilation Hose

Labor operation: 3401 56 99 120 T.U.

 

Quantity Part Number Description
1.00 0BZ301469A Ventilation Hose*
2.00 N  10315002 Hose Holder
2.00 N  10662201 Tie Wrap
1.00 N  91123701 Clamp
1.00 N  91069601 Bolt
1.00 WHT001999 Tie Wrap with Clip

Safety Recall
Code: 34J1

October 03, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V639-4691.pdf

Download (PDF, 1.19MB)


Repair Available – Safety Recall 34J1 / Gearbox Ventilation Hose

October 02, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V639-0924.pdf

Download (PDF, 40KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

October 9, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V639-9414.pdf

Download (PDF, 322KB)


 

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