MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s another carmaker recall, this time affecting Audi vehicles. Audi is recalling more than a million cars and SUVs across the globe due to an electric coolant pump that can overheat and possibly cause a fire.READ MORE: Florida Condo Collapse Settlement Reaches, Tops $1 Billion
The recall covers the 2013 to 2016 A4 model years, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 SUV from 2013 to 2017.READ MORE: South Florida Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire, Hitting Her With His Car
Audi says the water pump problems can lead to a potential vehicle fire in a couple of different scenarios. Under the first, debris can get lodged inside the water pump and cause it to short-circuit. The other has moisture within the pump also causing a potential short-circuit. In either case a short-circuiting coolant pump increases the chance of a vehicle fire.
To the fix the problem, dealers will install an upgraded water pump with a pressure compensation element to help prevent moisture accumulation and update engine control module software on the recalled vehicles.MORE NEWS: Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Vendors: 'We have to leave like dogs'
Audi will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles on or before June 11 by mail, but didn’t say when the new parts will be available.