Audi Recalling Nearly 343,000 A4, A5, A6, and Q5 Vehicles Due to Risk of Fire

The electric coolant pump can become blocked with debris, causing it to overheat or short-circuit

Audi Recalling Nearly 343,000 A4, A5, A6, and Q5 Vehicles Due to Risk of Fire
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April 30, 2018

Close to 343,000 model year 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan, and Audi Q5 vehicles, model year 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles, and model year 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad vehicles have been recalled by the manufacturer.

What's the problem?

The affected vehicles are equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines and have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system, causing it to overheat, or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.

A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.

What happens next?

Audi says that the parts needed to remedy this problem are not currently available. Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by Audi beginning in mid-June 2018. Once parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and Audi dealers will then replace the coolant pump, free of charge.

For more information about this recall, contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834.

Audi's reference numbers for this recall are 19N3 and 19N4.