2003 Audi A6 Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2003 Audi A6 Fuel System, Other Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #66665
NHTSA Compaign #11V267000
MFG Compaign #20L8/JY
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierAUDI
 BrandAUDI
 ModelA6
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification21/06/11
 Begin date of manufacuring13/05/03
 End date of manufacturing09/03/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received03/05/11
 Report created03/05/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5992
 Defect summaryVolkswagen is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 audi a6, model year 2002-2003 s6 and model year 2003 rs6 vehicles equipped with 4. 2l engines and manufactured from june 19, 2001, through june 8, 2004. 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 is expected to begin during june 2011. Owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
 Recall notesVolkswagen safety recall no. 20l8/jy. Owners may also 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 .
  • 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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