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's parent company, Volkswagen, thinks some welding mistakes were made during the manufacturing of certain 2020 vehicles.
A bad weld in the backrest adjustment will likely break in a rear-end crash, allowing the seat to move and turning a minor rear-end collision into a trip to the hospital.…keep reading article "The 2020 Q5 and SQ5 Recalled for Welding Mistakes in the Seats"
A couple years ago the 2007-2012 Q7 and 2009-2012 Q5 were recalled to fix leaking fuel pump flanges.
At the time, there weren't enough replacement flanges to go around. In a let's-see-if-this-works move Audi slapped some butyl tape around the existing flanges to prevent future leaks. It didn't.
Turns out if the flange has already been exposed to outside contaminates, covering it in tape will only prolong the inevitable leak. About 6,000 vehicles are being recalled again, hopefully this time for a more permanent repair.…keep reading article "Previous Q5 and Q7 Fuel Pump Repair Being Recalled"
One way VW and Audi can win back the good graces of US consumers is through their favorite vehicle, the crossover SUV.
But they're not going to win many fans if those crossovers keep catching on fire due to a fuel pump defect.
"... Audi is expanding a previous recall involving 2013-2017 Audi Q5 and 2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles with fuel pump flanges that can leak gas, leading to the possibility of fires. More than 240,000 vehicles are part of the recall"…keep reading article "Audi Expands a Previous Recall for Cracked Fuel Pump Flanges in the Q5 and Q7"
Audi is recalling 234,000 of the 2011-2017 Q5 SUVs because their side airbags can explode into pieces, potentially doing more harm than good.
While this sounds a whole lot like the Takata fiasco, this problem isn't related.
I can't tell if that's a good thing or a bad thing. From CarComplaints.com:
"If the water drainage system of the panoramic sunroof becomes damaged, water could enter the side head airbag canister and be absorbed by the foam around the inflator. The moisture can cause corrosion of the airbag inflator and fracture the metal canister even without the airbag deploying."…keep reading article "Q5 Recalled to Stop Side Airbag Explosions"
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"
Back in 2015, owners started complaining to Audi that they were smelling gas inside their cars.
Not much was done about it, maybe just a thank you for your concern and some pre-canned response about how we value you as a customer, yadda yadda. But then...
"The automaker found small cracks in the fuel pump flanges but couldn't determine the root cause, but engineers found that adding butyl rubber bands fixed the problem."…keep reading article "Fuel Leaking Through Cracked Gas Caps"