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Recall 16V646000

Fuel Hose Under Hood Leaks

Recall Details

An under hood fuel hose may degrade and begin to leak fuel. Dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A fuel hose under the hood may begin to leak, causing a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Engine, September 7, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 7, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
28,249
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V646000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 and Audi A7 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel.
Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BZ.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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