|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|February 8, 1999
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
NHTSA PUBLISHES LIST
OF DECEMBER RECALLS
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Models: Audi 90 Years: 1993-1995
Audi 100 Years: 1993-1995
Audi Cabriolet Years: 1993-1995
Number Involved: 37,200
Dates of Manufacture: January 1992 -
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles
equipped with V6 engines, an internal seal of the fuel injector can malfunction, allowing
fuel leakage in the engine compartment. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source
can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will replace all fuel
injectors. Owner notification is expected to begin during mid-February 1999. Owners who do
not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact VWoA at
1-800-822-8987. [NHTSA Recall No. 98V332/VWoA Recall No. KS]
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert
consumers about safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal law,
safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers. Currently, 70 percent of the
owners of vehicles with safety problems have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a
recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance
with federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive
notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair
work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.