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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,596 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

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 #4

Apr 012008


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi A6. The contact stated that he noticed a fuel leak near the fuel tank from under the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 08V157000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that he needed to have the nipple on top of the tank replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mandiville, LA, USA

problem #3

May 092011

A6 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Check engine lights for evaporative system leak. First small leak codes every week or so, then "gross leak" code. Informed by dealer that there is a leak on the top of the plastic gas tank and there has been some spillage. Risk of fire. Dealer informs $2800 to replace gas tank.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 052010


  • 122,980 miles
My vehicle qualifies for a few recalls but is not listed as one of the recalled cars. I suffer some the exact issues the factory recalled but my car is not a recalled car. Its really inconvenient to drive around with these issues because I am worried I could get stranded somewhere.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 022008


  • 125,000 miles
The vehicle started leaking gas after filling up at gas station. Gasoline odor also inside passenger compartment. No previous indications, no accidents, no damage to car.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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