Volkswagen is recalling 240,487 Audi Q5 and Q7 gasoline-powered SUVs because potential fuel leaks pose a fire risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Audi Q5 and Q7 luxury SUVs at issue are in the 2013 to 2017 model years. They have a fuel pump flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
“A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire,” NHTSA warned on its website. The recall is an expansion of an earlier recall.
Audi dealers will replace the fuel pump flange if they find cracks. If cracks aren’t present, a protective film will be applied instead. These repairs will be performed free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin July 2. Vehicle owners can reach Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 20Z8.