Audi Recalling 1.2 Million Vehicles Due to Fire Risk


Audi Recalling 1.2 Million Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

Cheryl Sanders
April 26, 2018

An Audi spokesperson said there have been reports of fires but no details.

Audi is recalling over 340,000 vehicles due to a faulty coolant pump that may lead to a fire under the hood.

Audi told US regulators the recall covers some 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi Q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles and 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 Allroad vehicles with 2.0-liter Turbo FSI engines.


According to federal safety filings, the electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.

The same models were part of a recall past year.

The affected vehicles, which have 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, are equipped with the electric coolant pump that can become blocked with debris from the cooling system. An Audi spokesman in the USA said there have been reports of fires but he had no details.


The pumps will be replaced at no cost to owners, but redesigned parts won't be ready until November, a spokesman for the company said.

The same Audi vehicles were recalled in 2017, prompting dealers to do a software update.

This is the second Audi recall related to the pump issue. Audi will officially send the letter to all the owners and the recall process will start in June this year.


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