Audi Recalls 1.27 Million Cars Around The World

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But don't worry, you'll be able to smell if your car is broken.

It's never good when an automaker is forced to recall over 1 million cars. Audi's biggest problem recently has been the repercussions of Dieselgate, but the company has had to deal with a few other recalls. Of all the things that can go wrong with a car, catching fire is probably one of the worst issues. We've seen Mercedes and BMW both issue recalls over possible fire issues, but now it's Audi's turn. Autocar reports that Audi has recalled 1.26 million cars over an electrical issue that could cause a fire.

The 1.27 million cars that are effected by the recall include the A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 models built between April 2011 and May 2015. Audi says that the recall is for a fire risk caused by "thermal overload occurring at the plug connectors of the electrical connections in the auxiliary heater due to friction corrosion." The coatings on the connectors also contribute to the fire risk. Friction between the components is created by stress and movement in the components, which create an electrical fire. The recall will fit a new heating element with improved electrical contacts.

Audi says that the recalled cars can still be driven, but owners should pull over immediately if they smell something burning. So far 875,000 cars are affected in Europe, 250,000 in North America and 47,000 in Asia. At least if something is wrong with your Audi, you'll be able to smell it.


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