Audi is recalling greater than 13,700 mannequin yr 2013-2018 Audi S8 and A8 vehicles as a result of the seals across the engine compartments might come free and make contact with sizzling engine elements.
Audi says in “uncommon instances,” the seals might loosen on account of routine engine vibrations whereas driving and the seals can get so sizzling elements can turn into scorched and even catch fireplace.
The automaker tracked the issue to a wire helix profile used inside the engine compartment seal that may turn into deformed on account of excessive temperature adjustments which happen within the engine compartment.
An proprietor might discover the engine compartment seal is now not within the appropriate place when wanting below the hood.
Audi discovered of issues in September 2019 after discipline studies have been filed from outdoors North America indicating “thermal overload” across the engine compartment covers and seals. Checks have been carried out by March 2020 which proved the engine cowl seal can transfer out of place from being deformed.
Engineers knew the engine compartment cowl have to be eliminated for upkeep, however no connection was discovered between earlier repairs and a dislocated engine compartment seal.
Almost 13,000 S8 and A8 vehicles are recalled within the U.S. and greater than 800 are recalled in Canada.
The Audi S8 and A8 recall is predicted to start September 4, 2020. Audi sellers will set up retaining plates to forestall the engine compartment seals from loosening.
Audi homeowners with questions ought to name 800-253-2834 and confer with recall quantity 51G6.
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