Straight from the press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen is recalling certain Audi A6 (2001-2004), Audi S6 (2002-2003), and Audi RS6 (2003) vehicles equipped with 4.2L engines and manufactured from June 19th 2001 to June 8th 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.
If you don’t know what a fuel leak may result to, I’ll tell you. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.
Dealers 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.