2000 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2000 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #3550
NHTSA Compaign #01V157000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2000
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification01/05/01
 Begin date of manufacuring14/08/97
 End date of manufacturing15/11/00
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received03/05/01
 Report created18/05/01
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units70000
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. Sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. This could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty.
 Consequence summaryRunning out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank lead to safety problems.
 Corrective actionDealers will remove the existing fuel level sending units and replace them with fuel level sending units using a new alloy composed of gold, silver, and a small amount of nickel, which will not chemically react with sulfur. Vw/audi will also call back vehicles that were repaired under a previous recall last june in order to install the updated fuel sending units nhtsa 00v137/audi lb). Owner notification began may 1, 2001. 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 1-866-892-2834.
 Recall notesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

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