SYDNEY, Australia–A potentially dangerous braking issue has prompted the recall of hundreds of new Audi vehicles sold across Australia this year.
According to the ACCC, the wall thickness of the Audi Q5 (FY) MY2019 models’ brake master cylinder may not meet specifications, which could lead it to develop a leak and potentially fail.
The Audi Q5 is a five-door crossover, and the company markets both the standard Q5 as well as the SQ5 TFSI in Australia.
That could cause the hydraulic brake system of the mid-size luxury SUV to fail, and lead to an increased risk of an accident, the ACCC said.
The electronic parking brake and its emergency braking function remain functional.
A total of 445 vehicles, manufactured between July 2018 and March 2019, are affected by the issue, and Audi Australia is in the process of contacting all known owners.
The ACCC advises affected consumers to contact their nearest Audi dealer to arrange for inspection and repair. The brake master cylinder will be checked and replaced if the dimensions do not meet specifications.
What does Car & Driver say about the Q5: “Audi has made a number of features standard for 2019, including heated front seats, a seven-inch gauge-cluster display, rear electric child locks, the Audi Connect CARE telematics system, and aluminum trim around the windows. The mid-range Premium Plus model now offers navigation as standard, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and rear-seat USB ports. The Black Optics package is now available on Premium Plus and Prestige models and includes 20-inch dark gray wheels and blacked-out exterior trim.
Audi is the highest volume luxury division of Volkswagen AG.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald