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"
I'm no laundry-folding expert (just ask my wife), but if I were folding something other than t-shirts – something like, say, an airbag – I would pay close attention.
I'm guessing Audi wishes its airbag supplier would do the same.
The automaker has to recall 17,700 A7 cars because the supplier didn't properly fold the head-curtain airbags. That means they might bind, not properly inflate, and generally do a terrible job at protecting occupants in a car crash.…keep reading article "A7 Airbags Weren’t Folded Properly and Might Not Work"
For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that's not trying to kill us these days?
We all know about Takata, the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not to be outdone we're now looking at recalls for Autoliv airbags, another supplier that's not doing a good job. From CarComplaints.com:
"In December 2016, Autoliv told VW about problems with the airbags, specifically about airbag igniters in the front passenger airbag modules. The airbag module igniters have a generant mix ratio that may not be up to standards and specifications, causing the igniters to fail and causing failure of the airbags to deploy."…keep reading article "First Takata, Now Autoliv Airbag Recalls"
The hoses that carry fuel throughout your car are degrading, falling apart, and started to dump fuel instead of carry it.
"Audi saw an increase in warranty claims related to leaking fuel hoses and the automaker opened an investigation, finding the hoses showed an abnormal aging due to the porous structures of the hoses. Engineers at first couldn't duplicate the problem, but then they determined hose damage mostly occurs by restarting the engine."…keep reading article "A6 and A7 Fuel Hoses Degrade"
Do you sit in your car's seats? Yeah, of course you do. But it turns out if you own certain Audi cars, that could be a problem.
"Audi is recalling about 21,000 A6 and A7 cars equipped with heated/cooled seats ... with passenger occupant detection system modules that can malfunction. Audi says stress and wear can cause problems with an internal connector or body-sensing mat inside the front passenger seat."…keep reading article "Audi Passenger Airbags Recalled"
Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls.
But whenever there's reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt. That's because, well ... there might actually be real fires soon.…keep reading article "Gas Leaks Prompt Recall"
You know the old saying "what you don't know can't hurt you"?
It's one of my Uncle's favorites, along with "don't look a gift horse in the mouth." I still don't know what a gift horse is or why I'd look it in the mouth, but I digress. Anyway, it turns out some things you don't know can hurt you and here's one example.…keep reading article "Leaking Fuel Injectors Recalled"