Volkswagen Group of America, which includes the Audi brand, is recalling 13,172 2012 Audi Q5 SUVs because the front panel of the available two-panel glass panoramic sunroof may break in very cold weather. The rear glass sunroof panel is stationary, while the front panel slides open and tilts up.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if the sunroof shatters, the shards of glass could injure anyone in the SUV, as well as distract the driver, increasing the likelihood of an accident.
NHTSA reports that the affected vehicles were built from June 21, 2011 to Dec. 9, 2011. You can see when your Audi Q5 was built by checking the sticker on the driver’s side door jamb.
If your Audi Q5 is included in this recall, Volkswagen will contact you, and dealers will replace the front sunroof glass panel for free. The recall should start around Aug. 7. Owners can contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.
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