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Audi Is Recalling 1.16 Million Cars Because Of A Coolant Pump Issue

2016 Audi A4
2016 Audi A4
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Audi is issuing a recall for 1.16 million vehicles across the world because of concerns that an electric cool pump can overheat or short-circuit, according to Reuters. The recall covers an array of models, including the A5 Cabriolet and A6.


In total, Reuters reports, the recall covers some 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 sedan, and Q5 vehicles; 2012-2015 A6s; and 2013-2016 A4 sedan and A4 Allroad vehicles with 2.0-liter Turbo FSI engines.


Here’s more from Reuters:

A spokesman for Audi in Germany, Udo Ruegheimer, said the recall covered 1.16 million vehicles worldwide.

Audi said the pump can become blocked with debris from the cooling system, adding that there had been no reports of injuries or crashes related to the issue.

Dealers will replace the pumps but the company did not say when parts will become available, according to a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.

In the U.S., the recall covers roughly 350,000 vehicles, the news outlet reports.

According to a filing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, Audi plans to notify owners about the issue beginning June 11, and a second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available. Dealers will replace the pumps for free, the filing says. Owners with questions can contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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This is the 2nd recall for the cooling pump. They already tried to fix this issue last year, by updating the software to just turn the pump off for a bit when it began to overheat.

Audi, man. Nothing but trash. I say that as someone with a ‘14 A4. Such trash