If you drive an Audi, your car may be defective. Volkswagen issued a recall in early February for nearly 600,000 vehicles due to a variety of problems. The affected models are the A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 SUVs manufactured from 2011 to 2017.
Just over half of the vehicles were recalled due to fire hazard. The turbocharged engines using coolant pumps could lead to fire when clogged with debris. The remaining vehicles affected by the recall have problems with the sun roofs. Because of the design of the sunroof drainage system, it is possible for water to soak into the foam around the side air bag inflators. When this happens, it is possible for the air bag inflators to explode, producing dangerous shrapnel. This problem is reminiscent of the massive Takata air bag recall. The Takata air bags have already caused several injuries and deaths, demonstrating the importance of making sure your vehicle does not have defects that can cause harm.
How Do I Know If My Vehicle is Affected?
Automobile manufacturers are required to notify drivers of active recalls. You should receive a recall notice in the mail. If you do not, you can search your vehicle by VIN on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.
If your car is on the recall list, you can take it to a certified dealer for free repairs. While a recall does not necessarily mean you are in immediate danger of injury or death, you should act quickly if your car is affected. Even small defects in vehicles can easily become life-threatening problems.
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