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Audi, Porsche recall close to 300 000 SUVs in the US

2017-05-14 11:19
 Porsche Macan

AFFECTED BY RECALL: Over 50 000 Porsche Macan models in the US are being recalled. Image: Janine-Lee Gordon

New York -  Audi and Porsche are recalling a total of nearly 300 000 SUVs because they may develop cracks that cause fuel to leak, which raises the risk of fire.

Volkswagen Group of America's Audi recall covers 240 487 Q5 and Q7 vehicles, with model years ranging from 2013 to 2017. Dealers will replace fuel-pump flanges that have cracks and apply a protective film to those that do not.

Over 50 000 Macan models affected

Porsche's separate recall covers 51 497 vehicles, including certain 2015-17 Macan S and Macan Turbo vehicles and 2017 Macan, Macan Turbo with the Performance Package and Macan GTS vehicles. It will also replace any flanges that are cracked and apply a protective film to those that aren't.

In June 2016, Volkswagen issued a recall of 630 000 Audi and Porsche cars affected by the firm's emissions scandal. In April 2016 a German inquiry found that diesel-powered Macans were among a number of models that deactivate exhaust treatment features below a certain outside temperature.


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