Audi recalls close to 6,000 A6, S6 RS6 models over possible fuel system flaw

2002 Audi RS6

Volkswagen has announced a recall of 5,992 2001-2004 Audi A6, 2003 Audi RS6 and 2002-2003 Audi S6 models due to a fuel system flaw that could lead to a vehicle fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

“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,” NHTSA said. “If this happens, a fuel leak may result. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.”

The NHTSA said that dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. The recall will start in June 2011 and owners can contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834.

– By: Omar Rana