74,000 Audi and VW SUVs Recalled for Damaged Engine Bearings
Affected SUVs include the 2021-23 model year Audi Q5 Sportback and the 2022-23 model year Atlas and Atlas Cross Sports. Damage to the engine’s connecting rod bearings can lead to engine failure and stalling, increasing the risk of a collision. In rare cases, engine failure can also lead to oil leaks, increasing the risk of fire.
Dealers will check and replace the motors, if necessary, free of charge. Audi and VW will begin notifying owners on December 6th; Those with further questions can call VW at 800-893-5298, Audi at 800-253-2834, the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or to check it out and learn more.