Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 342,867 model year 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolets, A5 Sedans and Audi Q5s; model year 2012-2015 Audi A6s; and model year 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedans and A4 allroad.
The vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.
A blocked or short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an initial notification beginning on June 11, 2018.
A second notice will be mailed once remedy parts become available.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number's for this recall is 19N3/19N4.