Auburn Hills, MI – February 13, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 31,058 vehicles due to premature tire wear which could lead to a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash. This is a redo of a last year’s Audi recall.
The recall includes some the following models:
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A4
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A4 Allroad
- 2019 – 2021 Audi A5 Sportback
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A5 Cabriolet
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A5 Coupe
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A6
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A6 Allroad
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A7
- 2020 – 2021 Audi A8
- 2020 – 2021 Audi Q5
- 2019 – 2021 Audi RS5
- 2020 – 2021 Audi S4
- 2019 – 2021 Audi S5
- 2020 – 2021 Audi S6
- 2020 – 2021 Audi S7
- 2020 – 2021 Audi S8
- 2020 – 2021 Audi SQ5
Axles transmit power from the vehicle to the wheels in order to move the car forward. In this Volkswagen recall, the rear axles are misaligned. As a result, the wheels may have less grip on the surface of the road.
The Audi rear axle misalignment may cause premature or uneven tire wear. When the tires are worn “to the carcass,” they may get punctured, which may lead to a loss of driver’s control of the vehicle.
Background of the recall
Some of the cars included in this recall were recalled in April of last year due to a broken nut in the rear axle, which could also cause a loss of control. Included in the recall were the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant and 2019 Audi S5 Sportback vehicles. However, dealers did not check the wheel alignment when addressing the issue, leading to today’s recall.
The driver may not be able to keep the car straight, especially “when braking or accelerating.” The tires may also show signs of unexpected or premature wear and tear upon inspection.
Other Volkswagen recalls
In December 2021, the 2018-2022 Audi Q5 and 2018—´2022 Audi SQ5 models were recalled due to a defect that could cause reduced engine power.
The rear axles of the affected vehicles will be inspected and where necessary, be adjusted. Tires will also be checked for premature and uneven wear that may have resulted from the misalignment. All repairs will be done free of charge.
Owners can expect to receive further communication from Audi regarding the repair program by March 25, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 30,000 Audis included in this recall. To see if your vehicle is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.