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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,167 miles

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1998 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 061998

A6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Audi A6 fuel tank started leaking at the seams. The independent mechanic found no damage to the tank. Garage full of gas fumes and fuel was dripping under the car.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #17

May 232002

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states he could smell a strong smell of gasoline in the garage, a mechanic found a fuel leak due to a split in the return line plastic nipple, this allowed fuel to drip on the exhaust pipe when the tank was more than half filled, the whole fuel tank assembly was replaced.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #16

Jun 012000

A6

  • miles
Consumer received recall 00V137, however consumer is angry that on the letter it states repair would be done by August 7, 2000, consumer finally spoke with someone in December and was notified that parts were at the dealer.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #15

Jan 122001

(reported on)

A6

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer received repairs on vehicle due to recall 00V137, consumer is requesting reimbursement for rental expenses, now that the recall kit has been installed, the problems are still occurring.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 012000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
Air pressure builds up inside the gas tank causing gasoline to spray out of the tank onto the consumer, vehicle, and ground, the gas will continue to spray out under pressure after the nozzle is removed from the tank filler neck.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

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problem #13

Dec 012000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
Air pressure builds up inside the gas tank causing gasoline to spray out of the tank onto the consumer, vehicle, and ground, the gas will continue to spray out under pressure after the nozzle is removed from the tank filler neck.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 242000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was unable to have recall 00V-137 for the fuel tank performed due to lack of parts, four months have passed and parts are still not available. Nlm

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #11

Oct 242000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
Consumer was unable to have recall 00V-137 for the fuel tank performed due to lack of parts, four months have passed and parts are still not available. Nlm

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #10

Jun 222000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
The fuel gauge malfunction indicating full while the tank was empty.

- Florham Pa, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jun 222000

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
The fuel gauge malfunction indicating full while the tank was empty.

- Florham Pa, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 011999

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel gauge misreads the amount of fuel in the vehicle. Dealer has been notified.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #7

Jan 282000

(reported on)

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge does not register the correct levels of fuel due to defective sensor within the gas tank.

- Farmingham, MA, USA

problem #6

Jan 242000

A6

  • miles
When consumer fills up the fuel tank, fuel gauge won't indicate the amount of fuel. Also, vehicle ha S had already two recalls on the tie rods.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 261999

A6 4WD

  • miles
Automobile has run out of gas on 3 separate occasions with fuel gauge displaying anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 level. Additionally, computer shows anywhere from 70 to 280 miles left until empty. I have been left stranded on the highway on these occasions - twice having to walk to the nearest gas station in terrible weather, once a tow service halped me on the taconic state parkway. Audi replaced all 3 "sending units" on Jan 26, 1999 and October 15, 1999. Fuel gauge/sending units have again malfunctioned- I.e. after driving 300 miles on 1 tank of gas, gauge at the 3/4 full level, computer shows 375 miles to empty- an even greater number than previously shown. Contacted both dealership(new country Audi) and Audi of America Inc. I was advised that they are aware of the problem, 3 out of 5 Audi A6's have the problem and they do not know when the parts necessary to fix the problem will be available.

- Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 151999

A6

  • miles
Fuel gauge does not register the correct amount of fuel, causing the driver to think that there is fuel in the gas tank when, in reality, the tank is empty. This problem could cause a crash because the vehicle just bucks and dies without warning. Vehicle was towed to a Audi dealer for repairs. A fuel sending unit has been ordered. Audi is aware of the problem.repair has been made.

- Moorestown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 071999

A6 4WD

  • miles
I think when Audi has recalls, they should have parts at dealers, currently dealers are unable to implement recalls that are several months old. In addition, the fuel guages are inaccurate and they've yet to issue a recall and provide appropriate parts to dealers for repairs

- Wellesley, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 061999

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Becasue the fuel indicator needle does not register the correct amount of fuel, the vehicle ran out of fuel. Owner had the same problem in December of 1998. The problem has not been corrected. The part to correct this problem is being redesigned.

- Brookfield, MA, USA

problem #1

May 121999

A6

  • miles
Fuel gauge doesn't work, and the consumer can't determine how much fuel is in vehicle. Dealer can't determine the cause of the problem.

- Fairfield, NJ, USA

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