Audi Owners Are Tired of Waiting for their Replacement Coolant Pumps

Posted on
Tagged
#lawsuit #engine
Author
Scott McCracken
Source
carcomplaints.com
An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

Audi coolant pumps have been recalled (twice!) but their replacements aren’t ready yet. So what’s an owner who can’t drive their car supposed to do? Wait, apparently.

A new lawsuit wants Audi to at least pony up for free loaner vehicles. Heck, I’m guessing some owners would even take an actual pony. Anything to get to work without starting a fire!

The pumps were first recalled in January 2017 because excess moisture was causing them to short-circuit and start fires. Audi installed a software update that essentially just turned the pumps off when they got too hot. Not. Helpful.

A second recall was announced to replace the part entirely, but those won’t be available until November 2018 (at the earliest).

More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 6 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 4th Generation A4

    Years
    2008–2015
    Reliability
    37th of 39
    PainRank
    5.65
    Complaints
    118
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a A4
  2. 5th Generation A4

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    20th of 39
    PainRank
    1.1
    Complaints
    12
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a A4
  3. 1st Generation A5

    Years
    2008–2017
    Reliability
    19th of 39
    PainRank
    1.09
    Complaints
    23
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a A5
  4. 4th Generation A6

    Years
    2012–2018
    Reliability
    34th of 39
    PainRank
    2.54
    Complaints
    21
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a A6
  5. 4th Generation allroad

    Years
    2013–2016
    Reliability
    9th of 39
    PainRank
    0.23
    Complaints
    1
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a allroad
  6. 1st Generation Q5

    Years
    2009–2017
    Reliability
    36th of 39
    PainRank
    3.91
    Complaints
    93
    Continue Front 3/4 view of a Q5

Having car trouble?

Tell Us What's Wrong With Your Vehicle

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.

Add a complaint