According to USA Today, government documents cite two issues with the electric cooling pumps. The first issue involves the pumps becoming blocked with cooling system debris while the second involves moisture in the pumps causing an electrical short. Both issues can result in an increased risk of fire.
Audi’s parent company, Volkswagen, says dealers will replace the defective pumps at no cost to owners; however, a spokesperson for Audi said replacement parts will not be available until November. In the meantime, dealers can install new units of the current pumps to reduce the risk of defect.
Consumers can expect to be notified via mail on or before June 11.
The following vehicles are affected by the coolant pump recall:
All recalled vehicles have 2-liter turbocharged engines.
The same vehicles were previously recalled for the same issue, but the software update ordered by the company did not resolve the coolant pump problems.
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