Approximately 174,300 model-year 2018-20 Audi Q5 and model-year 2018-19 SQ5 SUVs are being recalled due to wheel trim issues. The rear wheel arch cover trim may loosen and detach from the vehicle becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.
Audi will begin notifying owners on Nov. 1. Owners can call the automaker at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the four clips securing the forward part of the rear wheel arch cover.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.