Audi Recall Cites Fire Hazard and Airbag Issues

Audi cited fire hazards and airbag issues as the primary reasons for a recall involving roughly 600,000 cars that was recently issued. Volkswagen, who owns and manufactures Audi vehicles, recalled almost 350,000 A5, A5 Cabriolet, and Q5 SUVs for the model years 2013-2017 for fire hazards involving the coolant pump, which may spark a fire if debris collects in it. Additionally, the Audi recall covers nearly 250,000 2011-2017 Q5 SUVs due to the possibility of water from the sunroof drainage system saturating the foam surrounding the side airbag inflators, which could cause the inflators to explode. Although the company was aware of the overheating risk since 2015, the hazard investigation concluded in December 2016. An official recall will begin this month.

When instruments and features in a vehicle create hazards like in the Audi recall, the likelihood of unfortunate accidents occurring increases. Personal injuries or even fatalities may result if the faulty part malfunctions at an inopportune time or fails to work at all.

If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries due to a defective car part, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Maryland personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at 800-547-4LAW (4529) to see how we can assist you. Contact us online or call us for a free consultation.

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