Volkswagen Recalling 292,000 Porsches and Audis for Fire Hazard
A faulty fuel pump flange could crack and cause a fire.
Almost 300,000 additional Volkswagen Group vehicles are being recalled for a potential fire issue on top of a previous recall involving 281,505 vehicles, according to Automotive News.
Some Porsche Macans, Audi Q5s, and Audi Q7s use a fuel pump flange that could potentially crack, causing fuel to leak. In these instances, it is possible that the car could catch fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Q5s involved in the recall were manufactured from July 2012 to March 2017, and the Q7s involved were from a run between May 2012 to July 2015. Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo models from 2015 to 2017, and 2017 base Macan and GTS models are included as well, according to Automotive News.
Altogether, around 240,500 Audis and 51,500 Porsches are involved in the latest recall. Dealers will use a fix that involves applying a film to the flanges in these cars to prevent fuel spillage, and if they find evidence of cracking, the part will be replaced, according to the report.
In 2016, VW Group recalled 281,505 cars involving VW Golf models built between 2015 and 2016, Audi A3s, and earlier Audi Q5s and Q7s for a similar issue. The full report on that recall can be found here.