VW recalls nearly 173,000 Audis prone to fires


DETROIT, March 23 (Reuters) - The Audi division of Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 173,000 vehicles sold in the United States because of potential fires in the driver's-side dashboard area, federal safety regulators said on Tuesday. An advisory on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the problem, caused by an electrical short, stemmed from a component that was interfering with the headlight switch wiring harness. NHTSA said 172,866 vehicles affected ...

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