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NHTSA 05-98
February 8, 1999 Contact: Tim Hurd

Tel. No. (202) 366-9550


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 - July 1995

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.