Audi recollects beforehand repaired Q5, Q7 for correct fixes
The model filed paperwork in November with the NHTSA, which launched info 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 passed off between Dec. 2016 and April 2017 for gasoline pump flange that will crack and leak. Nevertheless, on the time, a scarcity of elements led to an interim repair for the remaining fashions concerned within the recall. The momentary resolution concerned butyl tape to cease the flanges from cracking.
READ THIS: Audi recollects A6, A7, Q5, Q7 to repair gasoline leaks: 170,000+ U.S. house owners affected
Now, the elements are again in provide and Audi stated that it will possibly correctly restore the fashions for good. In whole, 5,987 Q5 and Q7 crossovers will have to be dropped at dealerships for a ultimate repair. The butyl tape was solely meant as a short-term repair and won’t cease the flanges from cracking and presumably leaking. A gasoline leak within the presence of ignition will increase the chance of a fireplace.
House owners will obtain a brand new gasoline 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’s going to start notifying house owners of the recall no ahead of Dec. 31.