The Volkswagen Group has recently announced a recall for several of its vehicles and also for some developed by Audi and Porsche because of a possible fire risk.
Some Volkswagen Group vehicles are the subject to a new recall which has been announced by the German based automaker. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles are the Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, the Audi A6, A7, S4, S5, Q7 and Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. Owners of these vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of an increased fire risk due to a fuel injection leak.
“In the affected vehicles the fuel injection system may experience a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire”, says the NHTSA in its official press release.
The affected Audi S4, S5 and Q7 are from the 2011-2012 model year, the Audi A6 is from the 2012 model year, along with the VW Touareg Hybrid, while the Audi A7 is from the 2012-2013 model years. Owners of these models will be notified by the carmaker and the dealers will be replacing the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 10th of March but for any extra details on the subject, owners can contact the Audi customer service at 1 800 822 2834, the Volkswagen customer service at 1 800 893 5298, the Porsche customer service at 1 800 767 7243 or the NHTSA at 1 888 327 4236.