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Luxury brand issues major safety recall

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More than 18,000 vehicles built between 2016 and 2021 are affected.The recall notice claims there may be issues with one of the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU).Audi says this item may be damaged if a liquid is spilt on the rear seat and seeps through.If the ECU is damaged it can affect a wide range of vital vehicle functions that could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants or other road users.Some of the issues that may arise if the ECU is damaged is loss of engine power as the vehicle enters emergency running mode.Drivers may also experience the loss of power steering making it harder to turn the wheel.The ECU also controls the gearbox, which could lead the transmission to interrupt power flow to the wheels.Audi Australia says affected owners can contact their local dealership to book in a free repair.Audi also issued a separate recall for 1150 vehicles across almost its entire range including 2019-2021 versions of the Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5, Q7, Q8 and e-tron electric SUV.This issue stems from a previous recall where the replacement rear axle clamping may have caused a misalignment in the rear axle. As a result rear tyres may experience excessive wear and lead to a sudden flat tyre and potential loss of vehicle control.Again Audi asks for owners to contact their local dealer to book in a free repair.

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