Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. According to Automotive News Europe, diesel-powered examples of the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 are all being called back due to this issue.

The report indicates that while the brakes in these vehicles still function, the enhancing power from the booster may fail due to a possible leaky membrane.

All of the affected vehicles are powered by the 3.0-liter TDI turbodiesel V6, and were built between March and December of 2012. It is unclear as of this writing how many of these vehicles are in the States, though remember, US customers are not privy to 3.0 TDI examples of the A4 or A5. Autoblog has reached out to Audi for specific numbers, and we'll update this space when we hear more.

UPDATE: Audi spokesperson Mark Dahncke confirmed that this recall affects 1,814 vehicles in the United States – all 2013 model year Q7 TDI vehicles built between June 5 and November 29, 2012.


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      in2dwww
      • 3 Months Ago

      I have 21k on my A6 TDI already.  I've never had issues with stopping, but I have noticed extra braking force without extra pedal pressure when I hit uneven surfaces on crappy off-ramps in Los Angeles.  The car brakes harder over the rough surface - on its own.  Perhaps this is the issue?

      Narom
      • 3 Months Ago

      Only Audi? Not anything else in the VW platform sharing that engine?

      goodoldgorr
      • 3 Months Ago

      I have a 2005 dodge neon and the front brakes are what give me the most troubles. At 30 000 miles the front disks and pads were shot, I had to do the job myself to save money. At 60 000 miles I had to change the disks again but it was worst as a caliper was leaking so I had to change it along with the pads. these brake are crappy and this is a shame as it is supposed to be overbuild for security reasons.


        boyblue
        • 3 Months Ago
        @goodoldgorr

        Thirty thousand miles? That is better than most of drivers can get out of brakes. 

      Jon
      • 3 Months Ago


      Only Audi 2013 Q7 TDI's are recalled in the US.  And only 1800 of them are recalled. 

      Rotation
      • 3 Months Ago

      huh, I saw an A5 TDI in the US. On the road. Must have been a manufacturer demo car or something.

      dbc
      • 3 Months Ago

      OT, but...I would love to see the 3.0tdi in the US Allroad. 

      knightrider_6
      • 3 Months Ago

      Mediocrity - that's the power of German engineering