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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,980 miles

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2001 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012004


  • miles


I noticed that my fuel gauge was incorrect. I took car to the dealer and was told there was a bad fuel sender unit. The repair was estimated to cost $1000. I took the car to an independent mechanic who confirmed the problem but told me there had been a recall on the car for this problem. He gave me a printout of the recall notice, which had been issued in 2001. I spoke with Audi of America and was told that I would have to confirm with the dealer that this recall work had been done on my car. In the database, the dealer found that my car had been checked for this problem in Sept 2001 (before I purchased it) and it had been determined that no action was necessary. I spoke again with Audi of America and after their representative had "researched" the issue, I was told that the correct fuel sending unit must have been in my car or they would have replaced it. So I am left with a nonfunctioning fuel gauge and no help from Audi on fixing this safety problem.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,960 miles
The fuel gauge was defective, it read half a tank when it was really empty. Consumer ran out of gas on a busy highway. Vehicle was serviced by the dealer. Under the certification program the defect should have been found.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

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