Select Audi A5 and Q5 models recalled over possible fire issue

In what is surprisingly not an emissions-related issue for Audi, the brand is recalling many select Audi A5 and Q5 models, made between 2013 and 2017 that use the 2.0 liter TFSI engine.

Considering that nearly every one of those cars was sold with the 2.0 TFSI engine, Audi is issuing the recall for 342,867 vehicles. The recall is for the electric cooling pump, which can become blocked by debris and cause a fire. Oddly enough, the recall is quite simple and is just a software fix that shuts power down in case of blocking of the coolant pump.


This must be a relatively uncommon issue, as we’ve yet to hear an issue with any Audis having issues of catching fire. But any fire-related issue needs to be taking seriously, so any owner of one of these Audis needs to bring their car into a dealership as soon as possible and get this remedied.

Also oddly, and quite dangerously, many select Audi Q5 models built from 2011 through 2017 are being recalled over a possible sunroof leak which can damage the airbags. It’s actually a sunroof drainage issue, as the drainage system can get clogged, causing leakage into the foam surrounding the side head airbag canister. If this happens, the metal canister can corrode and rust. If this happens and the airbags are deployed, the canister can explode, spraying shrapnel into the cabin. 234,054 models are being recalled and should be brought into the dealer for fixing immediately.

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