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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2001 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 272015


  • 0 miles


A fuel leak in the presence in the vehicle, strong smell cabin after filling gas tank to full. It is a saftey warning because any ignition or lighting can ignite a flame.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032008

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2001 Audi A6 quattro 2.8L with P1411 and P1423 dtc codes. I am hearing it is a vacuum hose or combi value problems from what I am reading, common to this model, but I have had several mechanics look at it and not want to tackle it. In a recent forum I was told many of the items I have listed were recall items-including vacuum hoses. Yes, many were, there was even a law suit with Audi, that Audi denied my claim and paid several on. I appealed and they did not respond and did not define why they refused to cover it. Audi still has yet to cover the vehicle in the professional manner I expected. My life burdens are enough, I do not need a car manufacturer or dealer to yank me around, the vehicle now has 205,000 miles, because I paid outrageous car repairs on it. I feel Audi is a good car, but fixing things on it that should be covered under recalls and service warranties is not happening. Do I really have to sue to get results, this is ridiculous! I have experienced check engine light, failed emissions testing, headlight problems, issues with water in lenses and mirrors, turn signal issues, I have had problems with my fuel line, replaced tie rods, and ABS brake light signals after brake repair. I am hoping NHTSA can shed some light and assist me with rectifying my car situation possibly. I have been dealing with these issues for many years now and I am hopeful to receive some relief.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 022012

A6 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Gas leaking on the floor of garage from roll-over nipple. The dealer refused to apply recall (not covered VIN) for this issue. The vehicle was repaired with Audi parts as listed in dot recall documents. The repair failed in April 2015. The 3M material used in the repair had deteriorated.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 082011

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
When filling car with gas the gas leaks out by filler tube at least a gallon or more. Have tried two different garages to fix problem but still leaks. I don't want to have an explosion caused from this problem, or gas leaked out my driveway or roads. Thanks for your help. I bought this car on the reputation of Audi and VW.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

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