2013 Audi Q7 Recalled for Possible Loss of Brake Assist | Edmunds

2013 Audi Q7 Recalled for Possible Loss of Brake Assist


Just the Facts:
  • Volkswagen of America is recalling 1,814 2013 Audi Q7 SUVs for possible loss of brake assist due to booster contamination.
  • The affected Q7s are equipped with a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine.
  • Dealers will replace a vacuum line.

WASHINGTON Volkswagen of America is recalling 1,814 2013 Audi Q7 SUVs for possible loss of brake assist due to booster contamination, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The affected Q7s are equipped with a 3.0-liter TDI diesel engine.

"In the affected vehicles, a check valve in the engine may become contaminated with plastic debris and allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If oil leaks into the brake booster, the brake booster diaphragm may rupture, causing a loss of power braking assist and increasing the risk of a crash."

There have been no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall.

The affected Q7s were built from June 5, 2012 to November 29, 2012.

Audi dealers will replace a vacuum line. Dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if contamination is present, additional components will be replaced.

The recall began on September 24. Owners can contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these 2013 Audi Q7s, it's time to contact your dealer for a service appointment.

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