Consumer Affairs reports that Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 216,440 model year 2013-2016 Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles. The Audi recall is due to contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt, increasing the risk of a fire.
What to do
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 80C5 and 80C6.