The recall affects the following vehicles:
- A4 Model Years 2013-2016
- A5 Model Years 2013-2017
- A6 Model Years 2012-2015
- Q5 SUV Model Years 2013 to 2017
All of the recalled vehicles have 2-Liter turbocharged engines, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency said that the problem arises when the coolant pumps become blocked with cooling system debris, or moisture in the pump causes an electrical short.
An Audi spokesperson said there have been reports of fires but no details.
Dealerships will replace the pumps at no cost to owners; however, the redesigned parts won’t be ready until November. As a temporary solution, dealers will install a new version of the current pump until the redesigned ones are available.
Audi will send out recall letters on or before June 11, NHTSA said.
Source: CBS News