really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Audi A6 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 212000

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer contacted dealer regarding recall number 00V137000. Dealer has indicated that parts were not available to take care of the faulty gas gauge which indicated inaccurate fuel reading. This caused vehicle to run out of fuel without warning. Problem has occurred prior to receiving the recall notice.

- Commack, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 172000

(reported on)


  • miles
Gas gauge is indictating that fuel was available, but there was no gas in tank due to defective fuel tank sender, causing consumer to get stranded. Manufacturer was aware that this was a widepsread defect. But, refused to issue a recall.tsb has been issued. Dealer will replace sender with a new redesigned part. But part is on backorder.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 261999

A6 4WD

  • miles
Automobile has run out of gas on 3 separate occasions with fuel gauge displaying anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 level. Additionally, computer shows anywhere from 70 to 280 miles left until empty. I have been left stranded on the highway on these occasions - twice having to walk to the nearest gas station in terrible weather, once a tow service halped me on the taconic state parkway. Audi replaced all 3 "sending units" on Jan 26, 1999 and October 15, 1999. Fuel gauge/sending units have again malfunctioned- I.e. after driving 300 miles on 1 tank of gas, gauge at the 3/4 full level, computer shows 375 miles to empty- an even greater number than previously shown. Contacted both dealership(new country Audi) and Audi of America Inc. I was advised that they are aware of the problem, 3 out of 5 Audi A6's have the problem and they do not know when the parts necessary to fix the problem will be available.

- Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA

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