Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen, has recalled over one million vehicles since April, with the latest 20 being in Vietnam due to a failure in their cooling system.
Audi Vietnam is recalling 20 vehicles in Vietnam
Audi Vietnam announced to recall 20 TFSI 2.0L engine cars from July 15, 2018 to July 15, 2019. In the previous product testing, the automaker found humidity in the control boards of models A4, A5, A6, and Q6, causing overheating.
Along with these 20 TFSI 2.0L engine cars in Vietnam, A5 and A6 models manufactured between 2011 and March 2017 will be recalled to check the auxiliary water pumps in the cooling system.
Audi Vietnam affirmed that there have not been any incidents in Vietnam caused by the cooling system error.
In late April, Audi also carried out the recall of 1.16 million vehicles globally for a similar error. The recalled models included Audi A5 and Q5 manufactured between 2013 and 2017, the A4 sedan version and Allroad manufactured between 2013 and 2016, and A6 manufactured between 2012 and 2015.
This is not the first time that Audi has had negative press coverage. In 2015 the German car manufacturer was involved in an emissions scandal that was hugely damaging for its parent company, Volkswagen.
Volkswagen was found to have purposely programmed its turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engines to activate emission controls only during laboratory emissions testing, which lowered the vehicles’ NOx (a generic term for the nitrogen oxides that cause the highest air pollution, nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)) output to meet US standards during regulatory testing, while during normal driving the cars emitted up to 40 times more NOx.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Volkswagen CEO Michael Horn was forced to resign and the corporation saw significantly reduced revenue and conceded its leading position in the world to Japanese car manufacturer Toyota in 2016.
Audi’s CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested by German authorities on June 18 as a result of the scandal.