Volkswagen is recalling certain 2015 Audi Q3 vehicles over a potential sunroof safety issue. If the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof could continue to close instead of stopping, according to VW.
“As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 118, ‘Power-Operated Window, Partition and Roof Panel Systems,” according to a statement from VW.
“If the sunroof is closing while the vehicle is shut off and a vehicle occupant is in its path, there is an increased risk of injury,” according to VW.
“In January 2015 during routine testing, the sunroof function in a subject vehicle appeared to potentially be noncompliant with a portion of the applicable safety standard; however the vehicle was equipped with sunroof pinch protection functionality,” according to VW.
In February and March 2015, Audi found that the vehicle complied with the applicable European safety standard but that it did not comply with the comparable FMVSS 118/S5 pinch protection requirement.
The issue is caused by “incorrect coding within the sunroof control module,” according to the automaker.
The vehicles covered by the recall were manufactured April 4, 2014 to November 5, 2014 and include 3,646 units.