Audi Recalls Nearly 75,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk - NBC10 Boston

Audi Recalls Nearly 75,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

The recall includes certain models of A6, A& and Q7 sedans as well as some A8 sedans

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    Audi Recalls Nearly 75,000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
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    This May 8, 2018, file photo shows second-hand Audi vehicles on display at an Audi dealership in Berlin, Germany. The brand is recalling nearly 75,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because of a fire risk.

    Volkswagen's Audi luxury brand is recalling nearly 75,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because fuel leaks in the engine could cause fires.

    The recall covers certain A6, A7 and Q7 SUVs from the 2016 through 2018 model years. Also included are A8 sedans from 2015 through 2018.

    The company says in documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. government that parts of the fuel injection system can leak, and if the fuel hits an ignition source, it can catch fire. The documents didn't list any fires or injuries. A message was left Tuesday for an Audi spokesman.

    Dealers will replace the left and right fuel injector rails at no cost to owners.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Audi says owners will be notified by mail in mid-March.