More than 31,000 Audi cars have been recalled, as has Porsche

2022-07-06 0 By

In April of last year, Volkswagen Group OF America announced a recall of 40,993 Audi mlB-platform vehicles due to the possibility that the lock nut on the rear longitudinal arm could break due to stress corrosion.After the recall, the lock nut was replaced free of charge, but Volkswagen Group did not tell its American dealers to check the rear axle suspension alignment.Now many of those vehicles will be recalled again because of misaligned rear axle suspensions that cause tires to wear.Volkswagen became aware of the problem in Europe after receiving reports of excessive tire wear or wear, and in November began instructing dealers to check the alignment of rear axle suspension.In January, Audi’s product safety committee determined that 31,058 of the vehicles recalled in April last year had misaligned rear axle suspensions, and decided to start the recall on March 25.The dealer will check the rear suspension and tires, and replace the rear tires free of charge if there is tire wear.The recall affects a wide range of models, including Audi A4, S4, A5, S5, RS 5, A6, S6, RS 6 Avant, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8 and RSQ8.Similarly, 1,241 Porsche Cayenne cars will be recalled in the US for the same problem.According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of vehicles affected was manufactured between September 16, 2020, and October 21, 2020.Some of these vehicles have previously been recalled to replace lock nuts on the rear axle longitudinal arms due to stress corrosion.Industry insiders say this is hard to believe, given the carmakers’ engineering skills.Before the Volkswagen Group took control of Porsche, it was a completely independent company focused on making world-class cars.But since Porsche started moving into the Volkswagen group, quality control and reliability have been getting worse.