Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,625 model-year 2014-15 Audi SQ5 SUVs manufactured between May 22, 2013, and April 14, 2015
The Problem: The electric power-steering assist system may shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault; if this occurs, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the power-steering control module software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Audi parent Volkswagen will begin notifying owners today. Owners can call the automaker at 800-253-2834 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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