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2001 Audi A8
2 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2001 Audi A8
Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Audi A8 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.
Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Audi service department immediately!
If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Audi customer service.
2001 Audi A8 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #08V397000
Summary: Volkswagen is recalling 13,900 MY 1996-2003 Audi A8 vehicles equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The locking cable may move out of position over time. With the locking cable out of position, the shifter can be moved out of the "park" position even if the ignition key is not in the ignition lock.
Consequence: This could allow the vehicle to roll, causing a crash without warning.
Actions: Dealers will modify the automatic transmission locking cable by installing an adjusting piece that will secure the locking cable in place. The recall began on September 12, 2008. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V397000 »
2001 Audi A8 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP NHTSA Campaign #01V259000
Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with a fuel and vapor leak detection system. A "blind cover" at the filler neck of the fuel tank may not seal properly allowing fuel vapor to escape.
Consequence: Should this happen, the fuel tank pressure will be reduced, which will activate the leak detection system and alert the driver of a system's fault indicated by an instrument panel light.
Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel filler neck/expansion tank assembly. Owner notification began March 21, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Audi at 1-866-892-2834. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V259000 »