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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122008

A6 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Audi A6 avant. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he smelled a strong odor of gasoline. The failure progressed over time and the contact found a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that fuel was leaking from the top of the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 02/01/12 updated 02/07/12 the consumer stated Audi agreed to pay the cost of replacing the fuel tank. Updated 02/22/12

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 032009


  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi A6. Whenever the contact dispensed gasoline into the fuel tank, he smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. He also observed a large amount of fuel leaking onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was related to the fuel tank nipple. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 08V157000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 138,000 and current mileage was 140,000.

- Heth, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 202007

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi 6. the contact discovered a large puddle of gasoline underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop and the mechanic stated that the check valve for the fuel tank was bent and cracked. The fuel tank was replaced. The current and failure mileages were 70,000. Updated 10/11/07.

- South Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


When the brakes were applied, the pedal had gone to the floor causing extended stopping distance. The dealer was notified. Ts the fuel door assembly was found to be faulty. Scc

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 262001

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer received recall #LH, however was informed that an appointment could not be made until parts came, when consumer attempted to make an appointment when parts became available, delaer stated no appointmets were available at that time, consumer still has not heard from dealer which has already been two weeks and vehicle has not been repaired.

- Pennington, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Mar 292001


  • miles
Consumer could be driving and tank will show that it is full. But, in reality, it is empty. Dealer had repaired fuel gauge four times, and culd not determine what is causing problem.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

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