FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 1999
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Models: Audi A6 Years:
Number Involved: 27,964
Dates of Manufacture: November 1997 - March 1999
Defect: On passenger vehicles equipped with the Quattro drive system, if
the vehicle is refueled shortly after the engine is started and is kept running during
refueling, the fuel vapor recovery system could produce sufficient pressure to cause fuel
to be expelled after a complete fill-up when the fuel pump nozzle is removed from the
filler neck. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel spray could result in fire or
possible personal injury.
Remedy: Audi will provide a new
page for the Owner's Manual and also request owners to make an appointment with their
dealers to have a label containing important refueling instructions installed inside of
the fuel filler door. Owner notification was to begin during April 1999. Owners who do not
receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
[NHTSA Recall No. 99V058/Audi Recall No. KT]