2012 Audi A6 Equipment Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Audi A6 Equipment Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1386254
 Internal NHTSA #11000544
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2012
 File date15/11/16
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemAudi 2012 a6 #1 i tried to fuel my car and the access door to the gas cap would not open in the cold weather of november 2016. I tried the emergency pull cord in my trunk and that wouldn't unlock the access door either? The next thing i did was drive home praying that i would not run out of fuel. I parked my car in my warm garage and after about an hour and half i banged on the access door a number of times and it finally popped open. There was no evidence of ice or water that would have prevented the door from opening.. #2 this failure happened at least 3 or 4 times before i had to bring my car to my dealer to have them get the access door unlocked. #3 the dealer had to order the door lock part and replace the access door lock which when they finished cost me a ridiculous $250. 00! When i called audi customer advocate, she danced around my question of how much should that repair cost me. I asked the advocate how much would audi have paid the dealer if my car was still under warranty and they wouldn't volunteer that info either. In closing, i find this to be a serious defect and it can endanger lives if a woman with children should run out of fuel and have no way of opening the access door. Btw, i have the defective lock and there is no way that you can get the lock to open with the pull cord. When i spoke with the service rep at the dealership, she admitted that this gas door lock malfunctions especially in cold weather. How can a manufacturer get away with installing an undependable fuel access door lock and not even have an emergency pull cord that will open the door no matter how hard you pull on it?
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure49000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase03/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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