Audi Recalls Vehicles Over Brake Hose Defects

Audi has announced a recall of certain 2022-2024 Audi RS E-Tron GT and Audi E-Tron GT vehicles due to potential brake hose defects. The front axle brake hoses can tear, leading to brake fluid leaks and brake circuit failures, which increases the risk of a crash.

Key Highlights:

  • Affected Units: 9,653 vehicles
  • Recall Notification Date: August 16, 2024
  • Remedy: Replacement of front axle brake hoses at no charge

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail on August 16, 2024. The recall service involves the free replacement of the front axle brake hoses by dealers. Owners can contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834 for further assistance. Audi’s internal recall number for this issue is 47UP.

For additional support, owners may also reach out to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit the NHTSA website at www.nhtsa.gov.

Manufacturer Information

  • Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
  • Address: 3800 Hamlin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Company Phone: 1-800-893-5298

Recall Report Details

  • Submission Date: June 20, 2024
  • NHTSA Recall No.: 24V-465
  • Manufacturer Recall No.: 47UP

Vehicle Information

  • Models: 2022-2024 Audi RS E-Tron GT and Audi E-Tron GT
  • Production Dates: March 18, 2021 – June 12, 2024

Defect Description

The front axle brake hoses can develop tears due to high tensions from deflection and bending. This defect can cause brake fluid leaks and eventual brake circuit failure, leading to extended brake pedal travel, reduced braking capability, and longer stopping distances, which increase the risk of a crash.

Safety Risk

A failed brake circuit results in longer brake pedal travel and reduced braking performance, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Warning Signs

Owners may notice extended brake pedal travel and a warning message on the vehicle display due to reduced brake fluid quantity.

Remedy Program

The front axle brake hoses and holders will be replaced with optimized components free of charge. Audi has committed to ensuring that these improved parts are now used in all future production.

Recall Chronology

  • September 11, 2023: Porsche informs Audi about a potential issue with the front axle brake hoses.
  • October 5, 2023: Audi’s Product Safety Committee starts an investigation.
  • June 12, 2024: Decision to recall affected vehicles.

Audi has taken proactive measures to ensure customer safety by addressing the issue and recalling the affected models. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to this defect as of the date of determination.

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