Audi AG is recalling nearly 75,000 cars and sport utility vehicles amid concerns of engine fuel leaks which could result in fires, according to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Agency (NHTSA).
The recall affects Audi A6, A7 and Q7 SUVs from model years 2016 to 2018, as well as A8 sedans from 2015 through 2018. In all, approximately 74,881 vehicles are affected by the recall.
Audi said it has received reports of parts of the fuel injection system leaking. If fuel hits an ignition source, it could cause a fire. To date, there have been no reports of engine fires or any other accidents associated with the recalled automobiles, according to the NHTSA.
The agency says variations in welds made in the fuel injection system are the likely source of the leaks. Drivers may smell fuel in the cab if their vehicles are having the problem.
Owners of affected Audis will begin being notified of the recall later this month by snail mail. Dealers will replace both the left and right fuel injector rails at no cost to car owners.