Audi Reveals Fire Hazard And Airbag Issues, Recalls 576,000 Vehicles
In the recent auto news, Volkswagen has issued that they are going to be recalling nearly 600,000 Audi vehicles after citing an alleged fire hazard in one model year and an airbag issue in another.
Audi Issues A Recall
According to Fortune, Audi is going to be recalling 342,867 A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 SUVs from the model year 2013-2017. This is because the said units are featuring turbocharged engines with a coolant pump that can potentially cause a fire when it is clogged with debris.
The company will also be recalling 234,054 2011-2017 Q5 SUV units because the water from their sunroof drainage system can potentially soak into the foam around the side air bag inflators, which could cause the inflator to explode at any moment's notice.
Audi has said that they have already become aware of the overheating risk in 2015, and later on opened an investigation in 2016 which concluded in December.
The Results Of The Investigation
The conclusion was very bad, which resulted in nearly 600,000 Audi vehicles over issues in two different model years currently being recalled. Since the turbocharged engines that are using a coolant pump that can potentially catch fire when clogged with different foreign debris, roughly 342,867 A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 SUVs are currently being recalled due to the possibilities of a fire hazard.
On the other end, the water from the drainage system of 234,054 2011-2017 Q5 SUVs have an airbag issue, wherein it can soak into the foam around side air bag inflators and potentially causing the inflator to explode.
Despite the issue, Audi received much praise for having the initiative of recalling the vehicles immediately, instead of waiting for any potential incident to happen, which could definitely cause them more problems.
According to ABC7Denver, recalls will officially begin this month of February 2017.
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