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Audi, VW and Porsche Recalls Blamed on Faulty Brakes and Fuel Pumps

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Volkswagen is recalling 766,000 vehicles worldwide to fix faulty software affecting the braking control system. The recall affects VW, Audi, and Skoda brands. The braking control system may not function properly in certain driving conditions, such as when the driver over-steers, under-steers or slams on the brakes, the company said. The company was to release more details later.

Meanwhile, faulty fuel pump parts that have resulted in the U.S. recall of more than 450,000 SUVs by Volkswagen and its Porsche and Audi brands have potentially spread to 13 other automakers and suppliers, according to the German auto-parts maker Continental AG.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now probing whether vehicles and parts sold by those other companies also contain defective fuel pump flanges from Continental, which can crack and cause a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. The recalls so far affect certain Porsche Macan, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, and VW Touareg SUVs sold over the last decade.

If you want to find out if your vehicle is affected, go to VW's recall site and insert your vehicle's VIN number.

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