Carmaker Audi is recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles due to a defect that could cause the engine to spontaneously switch to emergency mode.
Consumerreports.org reports that Audi is recalling 288,991 Q5 SUVs because one of the control modules inside of the vehicles is susceptible to liquid, which can cause the module to turn off. When the module turns off it will cause the engine to go into emergency mode, increasing the likelihood of a crash, Audi says.
#Recall Alert: The engine in your Audi Sportsback or SQ5 may be sensitive to spilled liquid or rainwater and could enter into emergency mode, increasing the risk of a crash. Check to see if your Audi has an open recall: https://t.co/rXHFGE5fzk— Consumer Reports Advocacy (@CRAdvocacy) December 17, 2021
Coming into contact with virtually any liquid, whether it be a spill or a flood, can trigger the emergency mode switch.
Audi says it is unaware of any injuries or crashes that may have resulted from the defect.
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