Auburn Hills, MI – August 7, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi brand, is recalling 49,443 SUVs whose fuel pumps may malfunction. This causes various running issues, including engine stalling, which increases the risk of an injury in the event of an accident.
Vehicles affected by this recall include:
- 2020 – 2021 Audi Q7
- 2029 – 2021 Audi Q8
Listed SUVs have a fuel delivery module within the tank that transfers the gasoline towards the engine. In affected vehicles, a component inside this module may fall apart and damage the pressure sensor within the module. This results in incorrect fuel pressure, causing the engine to run rough or even preventing it from starting. In some cases, the fuel pump may fail resulting in the vehicle stall.
The component causing this recall is the fuel delivery module made by Vitesco Technologies, with part numbers 4M0919087F or 4M0919087G.
Apart from the engine running issues, drivers may notice an “Emission control system” warning on the dashboard.
A stalled car could get hit by faster-moving traffic, increasing the risk of an injury.
Other Audi recalls
Some of these vehicles may have been affected by one of the Audi A8 recalls from May 2021, caused by a collapsing rear suspension.
In addition, Audi is one of the car makers that has been facing a number of issues and consequent recalls caused by Takata airbags.
Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module on affected vehicles with an improved version, whose design makes it resilient to pressure variations. This repair is free of charge.
Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent on September 16, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
This Audi fuel pump recall affects almost 50,000 SUVs. To do a Volkswagen or Audi recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.