It is still uncertain if any of the Indian units have been affected by this issue.
Audi has issued a recall of nearly 50,000 units of its Q7 & Q8 SUVs globally. The recall of the brand’s premium SUV offerings is said to address an issue with their fuel pumps.
According to reports, all V6 models produced between 2019 & 2021 could be affected. These models are said to have been shipped with fuel pumps with internal components that could get damaged by pressure fluctuations. This could damage the entire unit, disrupting the flow of fuel in the process. While the possibility of a fuel leak has been ruled out, the broken components could damage the sealing membrane on the fuel pressure regulator. In rare circumstances, this could restrict fuel flow to a point where the car stalls unexpectedly.
Audi stated that an inoperative fuel pump could illuminate the ’emission control system’ light, while the engine could either run rough or not start at all. The notifications have begun circulating to dealers and owners, with further instructions expected to come in the following month.
Both, the Audi Q7 & Q8 SUVs are on sale in the Indian market as well. However, it is still uncertain if any of the Indian units have been affected by this issue.