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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 29, 1999

NHTSA 20-99
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Models: Audi A6 Years: 1998-1999
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]