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Volkswagen recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia over sunroof water problems - standards agency
April 19, 2017 / 8:52 AM / 3 months ago

Volkswagen recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia over sunroof water problems - standards agency

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FILE PHOTO - A 2016 Audi Q5 2.0 is pictured during the opening of a new plant in San Jose Chiapa, in Puebla state, Mexico, September 30, 2016.Imelda Medina

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian unit of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is recalling 2,340 Audi Q5 sports utility vehicles in Russia because of problems with water leaking through their sunroofs, Russia's standards agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

It said the recall affected vehicles made between 2010 and 2017.

"The reason for the recall ... is a problem with water in the area of the panoramic sunroof not draining away properly," the agency said.

"As a result water can get into the ceiling upholstery, and if there's a large amount of moisture, this can soak into the polymer material which is next to the gas generator for the upper airbag. This can corrode the gas generator."

Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Andrey Ostroukh

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