Audi recalls 382 SUVs In India Over Brake Issue

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Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has recalled 382 units of its SUV, the Q7 for a fault with the braking system.

Q7 SUVs with the 3.0-litre TDI diesel engines that were manufactured between March and December 2012 will be a part of the recall in India.

This is a part of a global recall, where Audi had recalled about 70,000 units of models like A4, A5, A6 and A7 sedans and the Q5 and Q7 SUVs to replace the vacuum line in the brake system.

Audi, who have sold more than 5,000 units of their flagship SUV the Q7 in India till date. The company said, "Our dealers will get in touch with 382 Audi Q7 customers across India."

"They will arrange for an appointment at their workshop for vacuum line replacement. The process will take approximately half-an-hour and will be carried out free of charge."

Audi had notified about the recall on the 25th of September and has changed components in 197 Q7s in India so far.

Audi has said that a defective vacuum line may allow the engine oil to enter the braking system and damage the the diaphragm in the brake and reduce braking efficiency.

The vacuum line will be inspected for any leaks, along with other braking components and if detected, the company will replace the parts.

The recall is only for the 3.0-litre TDI diesel engine variants and not for the other models.

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Story first published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:15 [IST]
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