Audi India, a subsidiary of German luxury carmaker Audi AG, has recalled 382 units of its flagship sports utility vehicle (SUV) Q7 over brake system flaw
. The company said the recall is part of a global exercise under which it has called back about 70,000 units of A4, A5, A6 and A7 sedans and SUV
models Q5 and Q7 to replace the vacuum line in the brake system.
Audi recalls 382 Q7 SUVs over brake system flaw - The Economic Times
In India, Q7 SUVs with 3.0 litre TDI diesel engines manufactured between March and December 2012 will be part of the recall.Audi said it launched the service campaign on September 25 and has so far replaced faulty parts in 197 Q7 units. The company said a defective vacuum line may allow the engine oil to enter the brake system, which can damage the diaphragm in the brake and affect its efficiency. |
The brakes would still work but require a lot more pressure on the pedal. Audi said the technical issue of the brake is limited to the 3.0 litre diesel engine of Q7 and does not affect other diesel or petrol variants.