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2003 Audi A6

7 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2003 Audi A6

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2003 Audi A6 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Audi service shop immediately!

  1. 2003 Audi A6 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #11V267000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,992

    Summary: Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2001-2004 Audi A6, model year 2002-2003 S6 and model year 2003 RS6 vehicles equipped with 4.2L engines and manufactured from June 19, 2001, through June 8, 2004. The aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. If this happens, a fuel leak may result.

    Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. The recall is expected to begin during June 2011. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V267000 »

  2. 2003 Audi A6 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #08V157000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 08, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 68,240

    Summary: Volkswagen is recalling 68,240 MY 2001-2004 Audi A6 quattro vehicles equipped with 2.7L, 2.8L, or 3.0L engines and MY 2001-2005 allroad quattro vehicles equipped with 2.7L or 4.2L engines. The aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple may lead to cracking of the nipple. If this happens, a fuel leak may result.

    Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve to prevent leakage or repair the cracking at the nipple. The recall began on June 27, 2008. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V157000 »

  3. 2003 Audi A6 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #07V375000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 34,358

    Summary: On certain vehicles equipped with 1.8L turbo, 2.8L V6, or 3.0L engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.

    Consequence: If fuel flow to the engine is interrupted, the vehicle could stall without warning and thus present a potential risk of crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install new fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on September 28, 20007. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-222-8987 or Audi at 1-800-822-2834. This recall is a supplement to a previous campaign (please see 06V017). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07V375000 »

  4. 2003 Audi A6 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #06V198000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 05, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 70,512

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with halogen low beam headlights, certain connector pins in the headlight switch connector come into contact with each other causing a short circuit. Note: Vehicles with xenon low beam headlights are not affected because the circuit in these vehicles contains a fuse, which precludes excessive current flow in the case of a short circuit. Audi S6 and S6 avant vehicles are all equipped with xenon low beam headlights and, therefore, are not longer affected by this recall.

    Consequence: This condition could lead to overheating or fire.

    Actions: Dealers will reroute the wiring harness by installing a jumper wiring harness. The recall began on December 16, 2006. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V198000 »

  5. 2003 Audi A6 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #06V017000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 74,000

    Summary: On certain vehicles produced from September 2002 - March 2003, equipped with 1.8L turbo, 2.8L V6, or 3.0L engines, a change in the electrical motor components in the fuel pump can lead to an inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.

    Consequence: If fuel flow to the engine is interrupted, the vehicle could stall without warning and thus present a potential risk of crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install new fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on April 10, 2006. Owners may contact VW at 1-800-222-8987 or Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V017000 »

  6. 2003 Audi A6 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #04V133000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 18, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 172,866

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, if a driver's knees push against the knee bolster (crash element) located under the dashboard, it can contact the headlight switch wiring harness, and an electrical short could occur.

    Consequence: A fire could originate in the left dashboard area.

    Actions: Dealers will install a protective covering on the knee bolster (crash element). In addition, the wiring harness as well as the felt protector on the left side of the dashboard carrier will be checked, and replaced if necessary. The recall began on July 26, 2004. Owners should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V133000 »

  7. 2003 Audi A6 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #02V275000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 170

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 3-spoke sport steering wheels, it is possible that the igniter for the driver's side air bag may not have been properly assembled.

    Consequence: An improperly positioned igniter will not activate the air bag in the event of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the air bags. Owner notification began November 18, 2002. Owners should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V275000 »

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