The automobile manufacturer, Audi, is recalling 75,000 cars and SUVs due to a fuel leak that could lead to an engine fire.

Audi said that parts of the fuel injection system can leak and hit an ignition source.  If this happens, it could spark a fire in the vehicle.

The recall involves the Audi A6, A7 and Q7 SUVs from 2016 to 2018 model years. A8 sedans from 2015 through 2018.

Audi said no fires or injuries have been reported.

Affected owners will be notified mid-March by mail. Dealers will then replace both the left and right fuel injector rails at no cost.

If you want to see if your vehicle is included in the recall, you can contact Audi at 800-253-2834. Audi has assigned number 24DP to the recall, according to Consumer Reports.

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Source: CBS47, “Recall alert: Audi recalls 75K cars, SUVs because of fuel leak fire risk”