1998 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly F Recall

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1998 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly F Recall

 NHTSA Recall #10307
NHTSA Compaign #99V058000
MFG Compaign #KT
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year1998
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:F
 Date of notification08/06/99
 Begin date of manufacuring01/11/97
 End date of manufacturing22/03/99
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received22/03/99
 Report created25/03/99
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units27964
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with quattro drive system which employs a fuel and fuel vapor leak detection system. If the vehicle is refueled shortly after the engine is started, and is kept running while being refueled, the fuel vapor recovery system could produce sufficient back pressure to cause fuel to be ejected after a complete fill-up when the fuel pump nozzle is removed from the filler neck.
 Consequence summaryIn the presence of an ignition source, fuel spray could result in fire or possible personal injury.
 Corrective actionVw is providing a new page for the owner's manual and also requesting owners to make an appointment with their dealers to have a label containing important refueling instructions installed inside of the fuel filler door. Dealers will also remove the tire pressure label and replace it with a new label affixed to the fender well at the right rear door.
 Recall notesOwner notification began june 8, 1999. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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