18 May 2020
AUDI A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5, Model years 2018-2021
On Audi vehicles manufactured within a specific period, it is possible that moisture may enter the belt-driven starter-alternator. In unfavourable circumstances, this may result in chemical reactions which could in turn lead to local overheating in the component. A subsequent vehicle fire can also not be ruled out in this case. This can also occur on a vehicle that has been parked for an extended period.
What to do...
The owners of affected vehicles will be notified in writing. Vehicles to be booked into workshop to have work completed.