Audi recalls 1,635 vehicles in the Middle East
On Saturday, 24th January 2015, Volkswagen AG announced that it will be carrying out a safety recall affecting 80,000 vehicles. Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 and Q7 models that have been manufactured between April 2011 and April 2012 have been diagnosed with an issue related to their fuel injection systems.
Detected by Audi’s Quality Control team, the recall is to mend an issue of smell of gasoline seeping into the cabin. As stated in the figures we’ve received, 35,000 of the affected vehicles are in China, while 1,635 are scattered around our region. According to sources at Audi Middle East, only A6, A8 and Q7 models fitted with the V6 TFSI engine have been affected by the recall.
Taking the necessary precautions, respective dealers have been notified and asked to get in touch with customers. Following scheduling an appointment with the workshop, affected customers will have the required components of the fuel injection systems replaced in their vehicles free of cost and with as little inconvenience as possible.
Coming early on in the year, this recall ensues GM’s three safety recalls that surfaced and surprised the world on 2nd January 2015.