As of May 23, 72 Audi A4/S4 sport utility vehicles with defective lighting system will be recalled from China as part of the company's worldwide action.
The German Audi Auto Company has submitted a report to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China's market watchdog.
The vehicles to be recalled were made in 2003 and 2004 with a defective reflector whose cover may fall off and dim the lights.
According to the report, if drivers do not realize the problem and continue to drive, the headlights may eventually die, raising safety concerns.
The company has promised to overhaul the vehicles and replace the problematic reflectors for free.
(Xinhua News Agency May 20, 2005)