— Audi is recalling more than 31,300 model year 2017-2018 Audi A4 sedan, A4 allroad and 2018 A5 Sportback vehicles after reports of injuries from aluminum trim that detached and cut occupants.
The aluminum trim on the front and rear door speaker covers can come loose and bend away from the speaker covers, leaving the sharp edges exposed for someone to get cut or punctured.
Audi says the problem is caused by the amount of adhesive used to attach the trim, as indicated in a 2016 report of an injury caused by the lower trim of a door panel.
Audi began an investigation into the cause and circumstances of the injury and the additional claims received in the subsequent months, including if the trim was bent by people prior to the injuries. By October 2017, Audi said the number of reports "remained low" but a recall should still be issued.
The aluminum trim from the speaker covers will be removed and replaced with updated parts with improved adhesive. Audi also says the new trim will have rounded and more thinner edges to prevent injuries.
The Audi A4 sedan, A4 allroad and A5 Sportback recall is expected to begin in November 2017.
Owners with questions should call Audi at 800-253-2834 and request information about recall number 70G6.
The past week hasn't been too good for automakers and speaker-related problems. Less than a week ago, Subaru recalled about 9,000 vehicles with speakers that can overheat and catch on fire.