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Audi is recalling 1.27 million vehicles worldwide, built between April 2011 and May 2015 due to the risk of a fire caused by an electrical fault.

26 Dec 2017 | International News : Germany

Audi is recalling 1.27 million cars across the world, with A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 models built between April 2011 and May 2015 affected.

The recall is due to the risk of a fire caused by 'thermal overload occurring at the plug connectors of the electrical connections in the auxiliary heater due to friction corrosion', Audi states. Incorrect coatings on the contacts are also to blame. The friction is caused by stress and movement in the components, which in turn can cause an electrical fire. The recall will fit a new auxiliary heating element with improved electrical contacts.

According to Audi, owners can still drive their cars, but should stop and call their local Audi dealer if a burning smell is detected. 875,000 cars are affected in Europe, 250,000 in the U.S.A and 47,000 in Asia. Fortunately, this recall isn't applicable for Audi vehicles in Singapore as they aren't fitted with auxiliary heaters. Nevertheless, Audi owners in Singapore who have any questions about their vehicles should contact the Audi Service Centre at 6366 2323.

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