There's growing concern that more than 46,000 Audi vehicles can end up with misaligned rear axles.
The automaker recalled the vehicles after discovering a certain batch of lock nuts on the axle's trailing arm are more suceptible to snap because of corrosion.…keep reading article "Audi Recalls 46,000 Vehicles With Potentially Misaligned Rear Axles"
Audi may have forgotten to properly tighten an airbag module’s mounting screws, prompting a recall in a tiny number of vehicles. Twelve!
The affected vehicles are the 2018 A5 Sportback and 2017-2018 A4 allroad. At this point it’s unclear if they’ll need to recall all sold vehicles to find the unlucky 12.
The recall should begin on January 26, 2019.keep reading article "Audi Didn’t Tighten the Airbags Module in a Tiny Number of Vehicles"
The 2nd generation A5 has a new 7-speed dual-clutch that helps get the car from 0-60 is 5.6 seconds.
But before dropping that accelerator to the floor, you’ll want to get the head-curtain airbags fixed.
The automaker says the cars were built with head curtain airbag assemblies that may fail to unfold properly in a crash … Audi says the curtain airbags can get caught on the trim of the A-pillars due to excess fabric on the airbags.…keep reading article "Certain Airbags Aren’t Unfolding in the 2nd-Generation A5"
During a crash, a seat belt's pretensioner pulls in on the belt to help keep you safe.
"the micro-gas generator within the pretensioner could detach during a crash and become a dangerous projectile."
Seat belt missiles? That's a new one. The pretensioner recall is expected to begin in May 2017.keep reading article "Seat Belt Retractor Recall"
Finally! Some news about Audi that doesn't involve diesel emissions or Takata airbags.
I mean this does involve your engine potentially catching on fire, but we have to start somewhere. From CarComplaints.com:
"In 2015 and 2016, Audi learned of incidents involving overheating in the engine compartments, so an investigation was opened in 2016 to track down the problem. Engineers determined foreign materials and debris could block the coolant pumps, leading to overheating, smoldering and a severe risk of fire."…keep reading article "Audi Wants to Stop Your Engine From Catching Fire"
VW has issued a recall for 850,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators, 170,000 of which belong to Audi.
"Volkswagen says the driver's side frontal airbags use "non-desiccated" SDI and PSDI-5 Takata inflators. Non-desiccated simply means they aren't protected from moisture. That moisture is at the heart of the exploding airbags, as it's believed moisture affects the explosive chemical used to deploy the airbags."…keep reading article "Audi Part of VW’s 850,000 Vehicle Takata Recall"