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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,833 miles

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1998 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a used 98 Audi A6 pn 4/28/07. When I purchased the car, the only issues with the car were this gassy smell inside the car when you turn on the heat, and a smoke coming from the some pipe. My mechanic told me that the breather was cut, and it had to be replaced. After fixing the problem which I had to pay for. The check engine light went on. Could not do the inspection because of that problem. A few days later I started while driving I hear this beeping sound. The fuel needle immediately went down to empty, and back up again showing that I had half a tank of gas. I went to check it again. The mechanic could not see anything. So I decided to make an appointment with the dealer. In the mean time, I decided to fill up my gas tank. That's when I realized a gas smell coming from outside the car. Took the vehicle to another mechanic on my way home, to find out that my gas tank was leaking because there is a crack and I could not drive the car under such conditions because the car can set on fire while I am driving it.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 132005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,500 miles
(1) purchased auto 10/7/05. Pick-up in miami. Auto has always been operated in Florida climate. Drove car to Pennsylvania arriving on 10/9/05. On 10/13/05 detected a strong smell of gasoline immediately after refueling and parking in garage. (this was first time car was refueled in Pennsylvania and parked in garage). (2) problem diagnosed as a leak in a seam of the plastic gas tank of the Audi A6. Has caused no injuries as yet. Obvious consequence is foul odor and, more importantly, a hazard to the environment and a potential fire hazard. Carfax vehicle history shows no record of the car being involved in an accident, not have I experienced one since purchasing. (3) licensed repair shop is currently searching for replacement gas tank and determining the approximate labor cost to replace.

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122000

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 00V137000/ fuel sending units. Contacted dealer, biener Audi of great neck, northern blvd, manhasset, NY, (516)8292834 in June 2000, but deaelr has no parts and could not remedy recall.

- Roslyn, NY, USA

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