Audi remembers beforehand repaired Q5, Q7 for correct fixes
Audi is able to correctly restore a gaggle of Q5 and Q7 crossover SUVs that acquired an interim repair over a 12 months in the past.
The model filed paperwork in November with the NHTSA, which launched data this week relating to the recall that covers 2009 by way of 2012 Audi Q5s and 2007 by way of 2012 Audi Q7s.
The unique recall happened between Dec. 2016 and April 2017 for gas pump flange which will crack and leak. Nonetheless, on the time, a scarcity of components led to an interim repair for the remaining fashions concerned within the recall. The short-term answer concerned butyl tape to cease the flanges from cracking.
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Now, the components are again in provide and Audi stated that it may well correctly restore the fashions for good. In whole, 5,987 Q5 and Q7 crossovers will must be delivered to dealerships for a last repair. The butyl tape was solely meant as a short-term repair and won’t cease the flanges from cracking and probably leaking. A gas leak within the presence of ignition will increase the chance of a fireplace.
House owners will obtain a brand new gas pump flange freed from cost with butyl tape put in on high of the brand new half to forestall outdoors contaminants from cracking the brand new part. Audi stated it can start notifying homeowners of the recall no before Dec. 31.