Nearly 300,000 Audis, Porsches Added To Fuel Pump Recall
Nearly 300,000 vehicles have been added to a current Volkswagen fuel pump recall. The latest vehicles, 240,500 Audis, and 51,500 Porsches have a potential defect that could result in fires.
Fuel pump flange cracks pose a large problem
According to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles involved in the recall have a potential fuel pump defect that could, if left unfixed, result in fires. Specifically, the fuel pump flange on some Porsche Macan crossovers, Audi Q5 and Q7 crossovers may leak, raising the risk of a fire. The information appeared in an email to NHTSA product recall list subscribers Monday. According to the safety agency, the suspect components were made by Continental AG.
The vehicles involved in the recall are:
- Audi Q5s, built from July 2012 to March 2017
- Audi Q7s, built from May 2012 and July 2015
- Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo, built from 2015 to 2017
- Porsche Macan Turbos with Performance Packages, built in 2017
- Porsche Macan GTS, built in 2017
Volkswagen Expands 2016 Q5/Q7 Recall
The Volkswagen-Audi recall expands one issued in 2016 – 16V660. The automaker recalled 143,214 Audi Q5 and Q7 crossovers. Audi made these vehicles from 2009 to 2012.
Meantime, Porsche Cars of North America joined the fuel pump recall. The automaker has recalled four Macan crossover models. The Macans recalled include some Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles. The automaker built the crossovers from 2015 to 2017. Also, Porsche recalled 2017 Macan and Macan Turbo models, equipped with the Performance Package. And, the automakers called back some 2017 Porsche Macan GTS models.
The new recalls are expected to begin in July and are free of charge. Dealers will look closely at the fuel pump flanges and replace any with cracks. For flanges with no cracks, the fix is a layer of protective film.
Contact automaker or NHTSA for more information
For more information, you can contact Audi at 800-253-2834 and ask about recall 20Z8. Porsche owners can contact Porsche at 800-767-7243 and seek information on recall AH06. Owners can also contact the NHTSA’s Auto Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit the agency’s website: www.safercar.gov. The recall for both manufacturers is 17V289.
Sources: Automotive News, NHTSA