2003 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2003 Audi A6 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #75170
NHTSA Compaign #08V157000
MFG Compaign #20L8/JY
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification27/06/08
 Begin date of manufacuring02/06/01
 End date of manufacturing01/06/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received08/04/08
 Report created08/04/08
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units68240
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling 68,240 my 2001-2004 audi a6 quattro vehicles equipped with 2. 7l, 2. 8l, or 3. 0l engines and my 2001-2005 allroad quattro vehicles equipped with 2. 7l or 4. 2l engines. The aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. If this happens, a fuel leak may result.
 Consequence summaryA fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. The recall began on june 27, 2008. Owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesVw recall no. 20l8/jy. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
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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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