2012 Audi Q5

Audi recalls 2012 Q5 SUV over shattering sunroof risks

Volkswagen Auto Group has announced a recall of select 2012 Audi Q5 sport utility vehicles over a concern that the power sunroof could shatter suddenly and without warning – possibly injuring passengers while also increasing the likelihood of an accident due to the driver being distracted by the noise and falling glass.

This new Audi recall specifically affects Q5 sport utility vehicles from the 2012 model year built between June 21st 2011 and December 9th 2011. During this period, the Q5 may have been equipped with a glass sunroof panel that is susceptible to breaking when exposed to very cold temperatures. In total, 13,172 vehicles are included in the recall although the NHTSA offers no idea as to how many of those vehicles are located in areas where the vehicle will be exposed to the types of temperatures needed to break the glass. However, considering that many four wheel drive crossovers like the Audi Q5 are purchased by those who plan to battle winter storms – there could be a fair number of these vehicles in areas around the US that faces freezing temperatures.


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Happened to me. In a Honda Accord.