The coolant pump can be blocked with debris from the cooling system

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January 30, 2017

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 343,000 Audi vehicles equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines. These vehicles have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.

If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Vehicles included in this recall are model year 2013-2017 Audi A5, A5 Cabriolet, and Q5, model year 2013-2016 Audi Allroad and Audi A4, and model year 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles.

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software on the affected vehicles so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris. All repairs related to this recall will be conducted free of charge to vehicle owners.

This recall is expected to begin on February 20, 2017. Owners with further questions can contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834.

Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 19M1.

To find out if your vehicle has any open recalls, enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's online recall look-up tool.

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