Certain Audi vehicles could expose US drivers to accident risks over a potential loss of steering, a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states.
According to regulators, the 2019 Q8 and 2017 through 2019 Q7 vehicles come with bolts that connect the steering shaft to the steering gear that may become loose. If that happens while the vehicle is in use, the driver will lose control over the steering. This can increase the risk of an accident.
NHTSA reported that Audi promptly recalled the vehicles after discovering the issue and that car owners will be contacted after May 15, 2020.
Regulators encourage consumers who are concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones to contact Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Despite not having reported any crashes associated with the recalled vehicles, the company warns that the potential risks shouldn’t be ignored.
If you own one of the recalled units you should visit a dealership as soon as Audi contacts you.
At the dealer, your vehicle will be inspected and the steering shaft bolt will be replaced if necessary. Repairs are free of cost.
As personal injury attorneys we know how accidents can change the lives of victims. We see the pain and suffering crashes cause them and their loved ones and hope to see more automakers being proactive to help prevent accidents.
It is the automaker’s duty to ensure that their vehicles do not expose consumers to risk.
When firms discover equipment failure, they must act promptly to avoid accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, not all firms do so, and lives are lost as a result.
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