Audi is recalling 5,426 model year 2021 RS5 Sportbacks, S5 Sportbacks and model year 2020-2021 Audi A5 Sportbacks
The wiring harness for the rear lights could be missing the anti-abrasion protection in the area of the spare wheel well.
Without the scuff protection, the wires may become damaged in a rear crash, disabling the doors from being opened from the outside, causing a loss of hazard lights, and increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will apply scuff protection free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 97EU.