2019 Audi A8 recalled over “weak” alloy wheels

2019 Audi A8 recalled over “weak” alloy wheels

Due to weak alloy wheels, the 2019 Audi A8 large sedan has been recalled by the German automaker down under. "If an affected vehicle hits the kerb or crosses speed humps or uneven road conditions at high speed, the wheel spokes could potentially break", said the premium automobile manufacturer. Moreover, the affected units ride on Audi Sport 5 double-spoke V design matte titanium look machine-polished alloy wheels, and the stylish rims are said to be not compliant with the strength specifications.

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The recall incorporates a total of 13 units of the 2019 Audi A8 sedan, and Audi will soon be contacting the affected customers and replace the weak units on their sedans with a new set of 21-inch aluminium alloy wheels. To make sure whether or not your 2019 Audi A8 sedan is part of the recall, you can check out the VIN list provided by the automaker.

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This is not the first time that Audi has been forced to recall its vehicles down under in recent times. The German automaker recently recalled 150 units of the A6 and A7 line-up that were manufactured between June 2018 and July 2019. The recall came into effect due to a passenger airbag which does not meet the required standards. “The defect relates to balance of the trigger times between the belt tensioner and passenger airbag. It may increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants on the passenger side of the vehicle during the deployment of the passenger airbag,” said Audi regarding the issue and the recall.

Audi A8 rear

Moreover, faulty Takata airbags have lead Audi to buy back 3,960 cars in Australia. The affected cars are carrying a faulty airbag inflator capable of rupturing and shooting dangerous metal scraps in the cabin in the event of a crash. Also, there are high chances of the airbag not inflating at all in the time of need. Audi will buy back the affected units at a value “as determined by an independent third-party valuer appointed by Audi”. “It is recommended that owners of vehicles affected by the recall make an appointment with their nearest Audi authorised dealer as soon as possible so that the vehicle can be inspected,” stated Audi.

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