October 30, 2001
Volkswagen of America, Inc. Recalls 2000-2001 Audi
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
2000-2001 Audi A8 manufactured between February 2000 - July 2000.
Number Involved: 600
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a fuel and vapor leak detection
system, a "blind cover" at the filler neck of the fuel tank may not seal
properly, allowing fuel vapor to escape. Should this happen, the fuel tank
pressure will be reduced, which will activate the leak detection system and
alert the driver of a system's fault indicated by an instrument panel light.
Fuel vapor leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a
Dealers will replace the fuel filler neck/expansion tank assembly. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification would begin during
September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a
reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-866-892-2834.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V259/Audi Recall No. LD]
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
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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