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Audi, Volkswagen recall: 74k Q5 and Atlas SUVs recalled for engine failure

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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Audi Q5 Sportback, Q5, 2022-2023 Volkswagen Atlas FL, and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. For this Audi, Volkswagen recall, the engine connecting rod bearings may become damaged, which can result in engine failure.

A damaged engine can result in engine failure and a stall, increasing the risk of a crash. If the engine failure causes an oil leak, this can (in rare cases) increase the risk of a fire.

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace an affected engine, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 6, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298 and Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 13i4 (VW) and 13i5 (Audi).

The 2022 Audi Q5 currently has four recalls, the VW Atlas has five recalls, and the VW Atlas Sport Cross has five recalls.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V753000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 74,067

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Audi, Volkswagen recall, please contact Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. directly.

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