Volkswagen Announces Recall of 9,500 Audi Cars from Russian Market

The Russian dealer of Audi, Volkswagen Group Rus, has announced it will recall 9,469 Audi Q5 model crossovers sold in Russia from 2017, the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart) said on Friday, according to Xinhua.

“The reason for the recall of vehicles is that due to the torsional displacement, the protrusion of the rear wheel arch lining can come off the mounts. As a result, the fastening of the lining of the wheel arch can weaken and in some cases, the lining can completely separate,” the statement says.

On the vehicles that are subject to recall, it is necessary to fix the protrusion of the wheel arch lining with two modified holding locks, according to the watchdog.

All repair work will be carried out free of charge for vehicle owners, the regulator says.

In August, Volkswagen Group Rus already recalled 6,682 Audi Q5 model crossovers from Russia because of certain potential malfunctions in the vehicles. The recalling campaign covered 6,679 cars sold in 2017-2019.

In June, 1,325 Audi A3, A4, and A5 model cars were recalled because of problems in operation of electrical equipment and locking mechanism in the turning module, Rosstandart said.