Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2021-23 Audi Q5; 2022-23 Volkswagen Atlas
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America
Number of vehicles affected: 74,067
Report Date: October 7, 2022
Issue: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021-2023 Audi Q5 Sportback, Q5, 2022-2023 Volkswagen Atlas FL, and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. The engine connecting rod bearings may become damaged, which can result in engine failure. A damaged engine can result in engine failure and a stall, increasing the risk of a crash. If the engine failure causes an oil leak, this can (in rare cases) increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace an affected engine, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 6, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298 and Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 13i4 (VW) and 13i5 (Audi).

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