Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi A8 (4H) MY2010-2013 and A8 (4H) Security MY2012-2016 - RHD with V8/W12 petrol engines
What are the defects?
When the hydraulic system for the power steering is under a high pressure load, or when the steering is in full lock, or if there are heavy vibrations due to uneven road surface, the hydraulic return hose for the power steering may leak.
What are the hazards?
If the hydraulic power steering hose leaks, it could cause reduced or complete power steering failure.
This may lead to hydraulic fluid leaking into the engine compartment and igniting a fire if it comes into contact with hot components. If this was to occur it could increase the likelihood of a crash with potential for injury to occupants and other road users.
What should consumers do?
Audi Australia Pty Ltd is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles. Consumers should contact their nearest Audi Dealer to arrange for inspection and repair. The return hose for the power steering will be replaced with a new optimised return hose.
For further information, contact the Audi Australia 24- hour toll free number 1800 50 AUDI (2834).
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