German luxury car maker Audi is recalling 382 units of its premium sports utility vehicle Q7 in India manufactured in March-December 2012 to replace faulty vacuum line in brake system as part of a global exercise.
The Indian arm of the company, which is also recalling 8.5 lakh units of the A4 sedan globally to repair defective air bag, said it is yet to receive details from the parent on its implications on the model in India.
On the Q7 recall, Audi India said its dealers would get in touch “with 382 Audi Q7 customers across India and will arrange for an appointment at their workshop for vacuum line replacement.”
This activity is specific to Audi Q7 cars manufactured between March-December 2012. The process will take approximately half an hour and will be carried out free of charge, it said.
The campaign had started from September 25, 2014 and so far 197 cars have been covered with this campaign. Remaining cars will be completed shortly, it added.
Audi had recalled 70,000 units of sedans A4, A5, A6 and A7 and SUVs Q5 and Q7 to replace vacuum line in the brake system.
In another development, last week the German firm had announced that it would recall 8.5 lakh units of A4 sedan globally. Nearly half of the units were sold in China and Germany.
When contacted, an Audi India spokesperson said the company was yet to get details from the headquarter in Germany about the A4 recall and it would be able to share information next week.
Ever since auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors.
On Monday Honda Cars India (HCIL) announced recall of 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags.
Last week Nissan had announced recall of 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall.