August 1, 2001
1998-2001 Audi A6 Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain
1998-2001 Audi A6 automobiles.
Sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives
found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact
points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank.
This could cause the fuel gauge to read full while
the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without
warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could
lead to safety problems.
58,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will remove the existing fuel level
sending units and replace them with fuel level sending units using a new alloy composed of
gold, silver, and a small amount of nickel, which will not chemically react with sulfur.
VW/Audi will also call back vehicles that were
repaired under a previous recall last June in order to install the updated fuel sending
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification began May 11, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-8987.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V157/Audi
Recall No. LH]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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