New Audi Q5 vehicles recalled over potential brake failure

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A potentially dangerous braking issue has prompted the recall of hundreds of brand new Audi vehicles sold across Australia this year.

According to the ACCC, the wall thickness of the Audi Q5 (FY) MY2019 models’ brake master cylinder may not meet specifications, which could lead it to develop a leak and potentially fail.

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5Credit:Hannah Elliott

That in turn could cause the hydraulic brake system of the mid-size luxury SUV to fail, and lead to an increased risk of an accident, the ACCC said.

The electronic parking brake and its emergency braking function remain functional.

A total of 445 vehicles, manufactured between July 2018 and March 2019, are affected by the issue, and Audi Australia is in the process of contacting all known owners.

The ACCC advises affected consumers to contact their nearest Audi dealer to arrange for inspection and repair. The brake master cylinder will be checked and replaced if the dimensions do not meet specifications.

Audi Australia has been approached for comment.

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