Monday, May 9, 2011

Audi recalls certain C5-generation A6, S6 and RS6 models due to fuel leak

. Monday, May 9, 2011

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Audi will recall 5,992 C5-generation A6, S6 and RS6 models due to a fuel leak; which in the worst case, could result in a fire risk. The recall affects the model year 2001-'04 Audi A6 (4.2-liter V8 models only), 2002-'03 Audi S6 and 2003 Audi RS6. More details after the jump.


Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 Audi A6, model year 2002-2003 S6 and model year 2003 RS6 vehicles equipped with 4.2L engines and manufactured from June 19, 2001 through June 8, 2004. The aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. If this happens, a fuel leak may result.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.

Dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. The recall is expected to begin during June 2011. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Source: NHTSA