A recall for 74,067 vehicles by Volkswagen Group of America involves engine failure that could lead to a collision in both the Audi and Volkswagen brands.
Specifically, the vehicles affected are the 2021-2023 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback and 2022-2023 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport.
The automaker is concerned that if there is an engine failure, these vehicles could stall and motorists could crash. Additionally, an issue involving the SUV’s connecting rod bearings could cause an oil leak that may cause a fire, according to a report filed by Volkswagen to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To date, there are two fires resulting from the issue.
Volkswagen discovered there are internal engine parts with manufacturing deviations that may create harmful debris in the engine. According to the automaker’s analysis of its warranty claims the majority of the complaints by owners are for engine noise. These complaints were made very early after they purchased their new vehicle with most below 1,000 miles.
The auto manufacturer is now warning owners about the potential problem. Specifically, drivers may hear excessive engine noise as well as see a warning light in the instrument panel.
Roughly two-percent of the recalled vehicles are likely to have this problem, according to Volkswagen.
The manufacturer expects to send out notification to owners of the affected vehicles on Dec. 6, 2022.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson
Did you purchase a 2021-2023 Audi Q5 and Q5 Sportback and 2022-2023 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport with engine failure or a major safety issue? If so, and your vehicle is still under the original factory warranty, you may have a lemon law claim. Also, any vehicle that is in the shop for 30 days or more may have a cause for legal action.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.
Also, we recommend that you obtain an invoice for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-800-235-6801.