Audi Recall: 70k Vehicles Affected by Potential Brake Defect

If you thought that only General Motors, the Blue Oval or Chrysler had a hard time lately with their numerous recall campaigns, think again. The Germans did some mishaps too: BMW recalled nearly all E46 3 Series ever made, and now Audi is calling back almost 70k cars worldwide for a potential brake fault.
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The automaker informs that a defect affecting the brake booster may affect the braking power of covered vehicles. Engine oil could enter the brake servo through vacuum lines and rupture a membrane. That leads to booster failure, but the brakes will still be operational, albeit needing a bit more muscle from your right foot to push the brake pedal propely without the aid of servo assistance.

Audi-branded vehicles that are prone to develop the previously mentioned brake booster leak are virtually every nameplate built between March and December 2012 that has been fitted with the 3-liter TDI turbo-diesel V6 powerplant. Audi says the campaign covers A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7 vehicles built in that 9-month period.

Audi spokesperson Mark Dahncke told Autoblog that an estimated 1,814 vehicles are located in the United States of America, including all Q7 TDI SUVs built between June 5th and November 29th, 2012.

If you happen to own such a vehicle, we recommend to contact your local Audi dealership as soon as possible. Audi says that the component is easily accessible and can be fixed relatively quick.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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