Audi Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Due To Overheating
Audi is recalling 1.2 million cars and SUVs because of a part potentially overheating.
Volkswagon owned Audi has recalled 1.2 million cars and SUVs due to the possibility that the electric coolant pump will overheat. According to USA Today, the recall includes the 2013 to 2016 A4, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 SUV from 2013 to 2017. Those recalled all have 2-Liter turbocharged engines.
In documents reported by Volkswagon, the parent company of Audi, they cite that pumps can become blocked by cooling material or moisture in the cooling pump can cause an electric short.
According to the article, dealers will replace the pumps for free. However, the redesigned pumps will not be ready until approximately November. So in the meantime, dealers will install a new version of the current pump.
Last year, there was a recall for the same vehicles and Audi did a software update. But according to the same documents reported by Volkswagon, problems were still occurring.
If you are an owner of one of the vehicles listed, a recall letter will be sent from Audi in June.