News

Audi issues recall for more than one million cars globally

3 years ago

AUDI has issued a global recall for 1.16m of its cars due to a fault with an electric coolant pump.

The brand revealed on April 25 that this affects the A5 cabriolet, A5 saloon and Q5 produced between 2013 and 2017, the 2012 to 2015  A6, and any A4 saloon and A4 Allroad models equipped with the 2.0-litre FSI engine and built between 2013 and 2016.

It’s understood that the cause is a fault that means the electric coolant pump could potentially overheat if there is too much moisture, which may result in a fire. The manufacturer has also said that the pump could be blocked by debris from the coolant system.

Advert

So far, no one is reported to have been injured as a result of this problem, but 342,000 of the 1.16m cars recalled are in the United States.

It is as yet unknown how many vehicles in the UK are affected or how the recall will work exactly, but US models are being repaired free-of-charge.

Interestingly, the same group of cars were recalled in January last year for a similar reason. On that occasion, the vehicles’ software was updated to make sure that the pump deactivates in the event of a debris blockage.

Audi is expected to make an official statement on how this will affect the UK market in the near future.

Advert

MORE: Porsche and Audi offices in Germany raided in dieselgate probe

MORE: Audi you like that? Lincoln dealer saves the day for snowed-in bridegroom

MORE: Automotive experts and industry leaders to headline CDX 2018 Live Stage

On WorkshopMagazine.co.uk: Independent garage owner wins British GP VIP trip

Car Dealer Magazine

Car Dealer has been covering the motor trade since 2008 as both a print and digital publication. In 2020 the title went fully digital and now provides daily motoring updates on this website for the car industry. A digital magazine is published once a month.

More stories...

Advert
Server 190