Audi Recalls 95,000 Vehicles — Software Glitch To Blame Lighting Blackouts?

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German luxury carmaker Audi is recalling nearly 95,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because a software update inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative when the parking lights or the headlights are on.

The issue may lead to the vehicle being visible at night to other motorists on the road, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled vehicles include the model year 2016 TT roadster, A3 cabriolet, A3 sedan and A3 e-tron, 2016-2017 TT coupe, 2017 A4 sedan and Q7 and 2015-2017 Q3 SUVs.

An estimated79,895 Auid vehicles are being recalled in the United States alone while Canada accounts for around 14,900 more.

Audi started receiving complaints about lighting failures in June 2016 and it launched an internal investigation into the matter. According to Audi, the problem is caused because of a software update meant to save energy used for lighting.

Auid currently does not know when the recall will begin but when it does, owners will be notified to bring their affected vehicles into the dealership where revised software will be uploaded to fix the issue free of charge.

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