Short Circuiting Risk Leads to Recall of Audi Q7 Vehicles
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Short Circuiting Risk Leads to Recall of Audi Q7 Vehicles

the electric power steering assist control unit may short circuit

September 22, 2016

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling eight model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist control unit may short circuit, resulting in a loss of power steering assist.

With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Audi will notify owners of the recalled Q7 vehicles, and local dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge.

Volkswagen has not yet provided a notification schedule for this recall.

For further information, consumers may contact Audi customer service at (800) 822-2834. Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 48M5.