Newer Audi fashions recalled for axle and alignment difficulty
Audi is recalling a number of new fashions for a lock nut difficulty on the rear suspension that may trigger the automobile to lose management and crash, the NHTSA introduced Monday.
Sure lock nuts on the trailing arm of the rear axle can break as a result of corrosion, which may change the wheel alignment on the rear axle. The driving force would possibly discover the automobile pulling to 1 facet or the opposite when braking or accelerating, and should discover misalignment when cruising. If the rear axle immediately strikes within the fallacious course, the motive force can lose management and crash.
Although Audi reported no identified circumstances within the U.S., guardian firm Volkswagen Group has recalled the affected fashions worldwide, the place two identified incidents have been reported. Volkswagen additionally recalled 1,568 Porsche Cayenne fashions from 2021 for a similar difficulty.
The Audi recall solely encompasses 40,993 autos, however many fashions are affected, relying on manufacturing cycles. Not each 2021 Audi A4 is being recalled, as an illustration. Solely these constructed from Nov. 27, 2019 to Dec. 19, 2020, are being recalled. The manufacturing dates differ because of the processes in place at Audi factories the place the autos have been made.
The recalled autos embrace among the following:
2020-2021 Audi A4 and S4
2019-2021 Audi A5 and S5
2020-2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet
2020-2021 Audi A6 and S6
2020-2021 Audi A7 and S7
2020-2021 Audi A8 and S8
2020-2021 Audi Q5 and SQ5
2021 Audi Q7
2021 Audi Q8 and RS Q8
2019-2021 Audi RS5
2021 Audi RS6 and RS7
Sellers will exchange the lock nuts and related bolts freed from cost. House owners can anticipate notification as early as June 25, or to examine on the standing of your automobile, name Audi customer support at 1-800-253-2834 or enter your VIN on Audi’s recall web page. Audi’s quantity for this recall is 42L1.