Audi Recall News
A welding mistake in the 2020 Q5 and SQ5 could cause the backrest adjustment to break during a rear-end collision. … continue reading
Time to add "engine compartment seals" to the ever-growing list of inconspicuous things that can set your car on fire. Audi recently announced they're recalling 13,700 A8 and S8 cars because their engine seals can fall off and scorch on hot engine parts. … continue reading
The Audi Q8 has been recalled because some transmission fluid pipes weren't welded properly. It's the same problem that led to a Porche Cayenne recall.
Audi didn't mention specific model years, but there's only two to choose from (2019 & … continue reading
Audi's larger SUVs are getting recalled because a bolt could come loose and cause a loss of steering. … continue reading
A small number of 2019 Q7 SUVs have been recalled because their side-curtain aitbag may not properly inflate on deployment. … continue reading
If you thought 2020 would be the first year in what feels like forever that we wouldn't see a Takata recall, think again. … continue reading
The 2018 A3 and RS 3 have been recalled because some of them are missing the latching pins that hold the rear center headrest in place. Audi says their tier 3 supplier mixed properly latched headrests with unlatched ones.
The recall affects … continue reading
Audi and Volkswagen are recalling 119,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators. This campaign is part of an industry-wide effort involving more than a dozen automakers and 1.7 million vehicles. The chemical inside of Takata … continue reading
Audi is recalling over 1,000 vehicles because of failing quick connectors that are supposed to hold fuel supply lines in place.
The detached lines will stop supplying fuel to the crankshaft and start depositing it onto hot engine surfaces. … continue reading
The head restraint guide that keeps it attached to the seat frame may not have been properly welded in 169 Audi and VW vehicles.
Recalled are 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf, Golf R, Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles that need the rear seat frames rep … continue reading
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 … continue reading
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 t … continue reading
Audi is recalling 1,900 R8 vehicles to stop transmission fluid leaking onto gearbox ventilation hoses and starting fires.
The 2017-2018 Audi R8 Spyders and R8 Coupes are more likely to leak transmission fluid during racetrack driving or ex … continue reading
Takata is a nightmare we just can’t wake up from. It’s been almost five years since the first recall, yet here we are staring down the barrel of another recall expansion for exploding inflators.
This latest round of recalls affects over 10, … continue reading
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 bui … continue reading
If your parking brake is engaged in an emergency stopping situation, it probably means you’re having a bad day. But thanks to a software glitch in the 2016-17 Audi Q3, it could get a whole lot worse.
“According to Audi, there is a software … continue reading
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 automa … continue reading
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.
"... Au … continue reading
More than 2,000 Audi vehicles need to be recalled because their safety certification labels show the wrong manufacturing date.
"The 2015 Audi A3 1.8T FWD S tronic and 2.0T Quattro S tronic have labels with the wrong production dates, … continue reading
Airbags keep finding ways to harm us, this time with their strict restrictions on posture.
Turns out the passenger airbags in the Audi A3 and S3 can deploy incorrectly if you're lounging back or sitting on the edge of your seat.
The problem … continue reading
During a crash, a seat belt's pretensioner pulls in on the belt to help keep you safe. But the pretensioner in the 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet is anything but safe according to CarComplaints.com:
"the micro-gas generator w … continue reading
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 t … continue reading
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 … continue reading
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 … continue reading
Two words I'm tired of typing and you're tired of hearing about. Well, let's hold hands and work on our breathing exercises, because Audi has recalled yet another 33,400 vehicles with Takata airbags. This recall focuses on t … continue reading
Volkswagen has received the stamp of approval for a fix of about 475,000 2-liter "clean diesel" vehicles. These are the so-called "generation 3" diesels and are all from the 2015 model year. The list includes the 2015 Au … continue reading
Volkswagen says the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) in some of its cars are having a fight. When the ABS is activated it can disable the ESC. That's a fight where no-one wins.
"Volkswagen engineer … continue reading
The suction pumps inside of Audi gas tanks aren't doing their job and could prevent owners from refueling. Well, that sucks.
"The problem occurred during manufacturing when seal rings inside the suction pumps were assembled with too … continue reading
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 yad … continue reading
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 investigatio … continue reading
For the second time in three months, the 2017 Q7 has been recalled]. So much for brand new and worry free. This time the SUV's third-row seats can move when they shouldn't, such as during a frontal collision.
"Audi says it discovered … continue reading
A while ago Audi issued a software update in order to save some of the energy used for lighting. Not long after, thousands of Audi owners said their lights wouldn't turn on. Mission accomplished?
"the lights go completely out when th … continue reading
The Audi A8's engine is leaking antifreeze onto all the wrong places and rather than catch on fire, the car is retreating into "limp home mode."
"The automaker says about 9,100 Audi A8 cars have problems that can cause the … continue reading
Another day, another set of airbags that are doing more harm than good.
"Audi says the front airbags can deploy with too much force and injure occupants, but the automaker didn't say much about the recall or which company manufacture … continue reading
About 217,000 Audi vehicles will be recalled to replace passenger-side airbag inflators that could explode and send pieces of metal into vehicle occupants.
"The recall is part of massive Takata airbag recalls ordered by the National … continue reading
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. N … continue reading
VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted airbags that could explode on the front driver or passenger side.
"In June 2015, VW learned of an accident involving a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan where … continue reading
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 occup … continue reading
Cold weather has been locking up the power steering in newer SQ5 crossovers.
"If you notice a power steering light illuminate on the instrument panel, prepare for a possible loss of power steering assist. [Audi] says a call should im … continue reading
Federal investigators couldn't figure out why perfectly good fuel pumps were failing in some Volkswagen (and Audi) vehicles. The investigation lasted 4 years and had VW's full cooperation.
The pumps seemed fine and even came with built-in m … continue reading
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 actuall … continue reading
Earlier this year, Audi recalled 26,000 cars with fuel injectors that leak. Anytime there's a fuel leak near an ignition source, very bad things can happen. The recall was announced in January and should have begun on March 10th, 2015, but I wanted to make sure you knew about it ... because I care. … continue reading
Some Audi vehicles will only give you half the airbags you need during a bad crash.
"Audi discovered a problem during routine testing in August 2014 when it found an improper algorithm in the air bag control module. Audi found if a c … continue reading