Auburn Hills, MI – January 28, 2021 – Volkswagen Group (NASDAQ:VWAGY) has recalled 2,355 Audi vehicles, due to an issue with a battery terminal cover. The 12-volt battery power supply may be compromised in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. The recall includes 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe and 2019 Audi RS5 Coupe vehicles. The affected component is terminal cover; part number 8K0 915 429C.
Vehicle batteries include covers on both the positive and negative charging terminals.
The recalled vehicles have the wrong cover on one battery terminal, which protects the 12-volt battery power supply. As a result of the incorrect cover being installed, the power supply “may become compromised” in the event of a rear-end crash. This may make it difficult for first responders and bystanders to open the vehicle doors after a crash and also disable hazard warning lights.
2021 Audi R25 Sportback, 2020-2021 Audi A5 Sportbacks and Audi S5 Sportbacks were recalled in December for faulty wiring which could result in the same issues as this one.
For risks related to this issue, please visit this article about another Audi recall.
To fix the issue, dealers will replace the cover for the positive terminal of the 12-volt battery. The repair is free of charge, and Audi expects the recall to begin February 7, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 2,300 vehicles are included in this Audi RS5 Coupe recall. To perform an Audi recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.