Volkswagen has just launched two auto recalls associated with Audi vehicles that could expose consumers to fire risks.
The first recall campaign impacts the 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles that were manufactured with suction pumps inside the fuel tanks that could experience an issue, causing the fuel to flow into the evaporative emissions system.
Since the fuel may accumulate in the EVAP system and it may end up leaking through the charcoal canister filter element, the fuel exposure to an ignition source may lead to a fire, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
According to Volkswagen, the recalled vehicle owners will be contacted by early November. But a real solution will only be announced when the company has enough parts for all impacted vehicles.
Consumers with the recalled units who may be concerned about their safety should contact the manufacturer as soon as possible to learn more details on how they should proceed.
The second Volkswagen recall campaign impacts all units of the 2009 through 2012 Audi Q5, and all units of the 2007 through 2012 Audi Q7 models.
These vehicles come with gasoline engines and fuel cap flanges that could crack while in use, increasing the risk of a fuel leak. Since this issue could expose the fuel to ignition sources, there may be a fire, increasing the risk of injuries and crashes.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles will also be contacted in early November, but will only receive a notice explaining they have the fix once enough parts are made available.
Over 140,000 vehicles have been impacted by this recall campaign. Consumers who are concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones are being encouraged to contact Volkswagen to learn more about the recall campaign.
With these two campaigns, Volkswagen has added over 250,000 vehicles to the list of car recalls across the country. These thousands of consumers driving the impacted vehicles could be exposed to crash, fire, and injury risks, so it’s time for drivers to pay attention to the announcements.