More than 32,000 vehicles recalled at Porsche and Audi | Automotive News
Porsche and Audi are recalling just over 32,000 vehicles from model years 2020 and 2021 to fix an issue with the rear axle alignment. Transport Canada explains that on certain vehicles, the rear wheel toe adjustment was not checked as part of a previous recall.
As a result, “the steering could pull to one side or the other and the tires could wear unevenly. If you continue to drive the vehicle under these conditions, traction may be reduced. Eventually, a tire could fail and lose air pressure. »
Of course, a tire that shows a failure could lead to loss of control and therefore increase the risk of an accident.
The campaign affects virtually all 2020-2021 Audi vehicles, but not necessarily every version of every range. Certain 2019 RS5s are also targeted. Only vehicles that have had a previous rear suspension recall (for a nut that could fail and cause the rear to suddenly misalign) and have not been properly aligned afterwards are affected by the new campaign. Although the parts used to fix the previous defect appear to be in perfect condition, the recall procedure did not include instructions for dealers to realign the rear axle once the repair was completed.
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Here is how Audi explains the situation:
“As a rear axle suspension alignment check was not originally included when running the 42L1 recall, this may result in a shift in wheel alignment. This could result in premature and uneven tire wear, resulting in decreased traction. »
According to Audi, owners may notice strange steering and braking behavior, as well as abnormal rear tire tread wear. And since the nut in question has been used on just about everything Audi makes, the company has a lot of checking to do.
Note that the R8 is the only Audi model that is not affected by the campaign. On the Porsche side, only the Cayenne (2020 and 2021) is recalled.
Here is the procedure that will be followed by Audi, as reported on the Transport Canada website. “Audi should notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealership to have the rear alignment checked and corrected if necessary. In addition, the dealer will inspect the rear tires for signs of premature and uneven wear due to this issue, and replace these tires as needed. »
As for the number of units affected in Canada, we are talking about 4361 units at Audi, 103 at Porsche with the Cayenne.