Autoweek reports on a recall that will affect a total of 576,921 Audi vehicles sold in the U.S. The recall was issued due to concerns that a coolant-pump could accumulate blockage and this could lead to overheating and smoldering in the engine compartment. This poses a fire risk to consumers.
Another recall was issued for another line of Audi vehicles due to risk of airbag ruptures. This recall will affect a total of 234,054 Audi vehicles. Both recalls were announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The following are models with their production dates that are affected by the fire risk recall:
The NHTSA has received reports of localized overheating and smoldering in the engine compartment as a result of coolant pump blockage.
The models affected by the airbag rupture recall are Audi Q5 SUVs produced between May 28, 2010 and Aug. 13, 2016.
The NHTSA has received reports of unexpected airbag deployments in these Audis.