Audi Safety Recall Covers 80,000 Vehicles, China Affected the Most

Last year saw many automotive companies being hit hard by the recall crisis, with General Motors and the Takata Corporation headlining the whole fiasco, but more damage is underway over the following months.
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While the safety watchdogs of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration were enforcing recalls in the United States of America in 2014, Europe and other parts of the world were taking notes on what vehicle safety really is in this day and age.

No wonder then why China, a country widely known for its lack of occupational safety and health, also took the lead from the NHTSA and started demanding carmakers to fix faulty vehicles as soon as possible.

Not only that, but a number of German automakers have been fined by their version of the Department of Transportation over price fixing and other uncool stuff for the consumer pool and competitors alike.

In recent news, VW Group-owned Audi announced an 80,000-vehicle strong global campaign, covering the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 nameplates. What’s the deal on this occasion? The fuel-injection system, that is.

Out of the 80,000 population, around 35,000 cars were sold or are located in China. No detailed info was shared about the fuel-injection system issues, but if these vehicles are part of a safety recall, it’s not a minor deal, that’s for sure.

Affected cars were manufactured in the period between April 2011 and the same month of 2012. According to China-based FAW-Volkswagen Automotive, affected owners of the Asian-spec Audi models will be able to bring in their sub-standard vehicles starting on March 20th.
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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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