hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,434 miles

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2000 Audi A6 fuel system problems

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2000 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 072015

A6 8-cyl

  • 141,590 miles


Hello! today I was at the sams club gas station to fill up my vehicle, 2000 Audi A6 with the 4.2 engine. When I finished, I went over to the driver side, where ive seen a huge amount of gas on the ground. The fuel was leaking really bad from my car. The sam's club even called the fired department and the police there too. It leaked out a lot couple gallons from my vehicle. Thanks god the gas station had a small incline so I could notice it right before I would drive away. Just thinking that I would drive away and something serious would happen it scares me. As I understand a lot of Audi are recalled because of this issue. Mine is not under the recall. What can I do to get mine under the recall too? please help me. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 172014

A6 6-cyl

  • 135,400 miles
After filling gas tank, gas began leaking as a steady stream from left front side of gas tank, near the rear driver's wheel well. Owner contacted Audi dealership and Audi of America. Owner paid for dealer inspection to diagnose leaking gas issue. Dealer stated the tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. Audi of America contacted owner on 3/20/2014 and stated the service manager of Audi of ann arbor, mi had decided they would not cover the repair due to vehicle "mileage and age." Audi of America stated since vehicle was outside of recall range (2001-2005 my), they would not assist with repairs. Independent owner research shows multiple leaking gas tank issues (broken rollover valve nipple) with this vehicle, and matching part numbers between 2001-2005 my gas tanks and 2000 my gas tank.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 012006

A6 6-cyl

  • 78,025 miles
First incident March 2006 leaky gas tank had to be replaced, cost to us $2,249.27, Audi denied responsibility. Requested Audi to report this issue to authorities. Second incident, 7/30/13 (mileage 163,016): Very strong gasoline odor. The mechanic removed rear seat and found fuel staining all around the sending unit. Fuel tank must again be replaced. This will be our third tank counting the original one installed at the factory. In 2008 Audi issued safety recall circular code: 2ol8/jy revised in January 2009. My first fuel tank failure occurred 2 years before the recall. The Audi recall covers model years 2001 through 2005. My car is 2000 with the same defect as in later models. 2000 model should have been included in the recall. I find it incredible that Audi did not know that the identical safety defect was in the 2000 model. The 2006 fuel tank and parts were purchased new from Audi and should be the newer design fuel tank (if there had been any redesign by then). Also, as a 2006 fuel tank, repairs should be covered by the 2008 recall. Audi does not appear to have publicly recognized its design failure, and was not explicit about the problem details and the fix for the fuel tank safety problem until the 2008 recall. Using a copy of the 2008 recall notice I telephoned customer relations at Audi of America in rochester hills, mi (1-800-253-2834). Audi assigned me a case no. #130535300, and told me to take the car to an Audi dealer. Since the car was unsafe to drive it was towed to a dealer on 8/9/13. I have spent $871.25 at my mechanic's to identify the defect and to tow the car to Audi. On 8/19/13 the Audi dealer called to state that Audi was not responsible for the repair and replacement of the fuel tank. I am the original owner with same address and car registration, yet never received a recall notice. We have been driving a molotov cocktail.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 282011


  • 136,131 miles


Fuel vapor detected in cabin. Gasoline detected on floor surface under driver side rear passenger location. Also observe fuel dripping from driver side fuel tank. Suspect defective rollover valve nipple. Addendum requested to include year 2000 A6 Audi C5 car year is 04/2000 A6 quattro C5. See; recall campaign 08V157000 NHTSA action number: PE08008.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 152010

A6 6-cyl

  • 94,326 miles
Fuel tank rollover nipple cracked and began leaking fuel on the catalytic converter. Causing a major fire risk, leaving me to have the car towed and repaired. Audi has recalled 2001 and up cars for this problem but left out my model year, even though it has the same tank.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

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problem #3

Mar 142009


  • 145,000 miles
Problem relates to Audi A6 quattro 2.8L model year 2000. Gas odor from outside vehicle is extremely strong, especially after filling tank. Gas leaks and pools under car, posing extreme fire hazard. Failure has not been corrected. Audi recall [08V-157] describes this problem exactly, but only covers model years 2001 through 2004. The VIN range does not cover this vehicle. This request is to expand the coverage of this recall to include Audi A6 quattro 2.8L vehicles with model year 2000.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042008

A6 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
There is a recent recall for certain Audi models as referenced in NHTSA action number : PE08008. This begins with model year 2001 A6 Audi cars with the 2.7 engine. I own a 2000 model A6 2.7 and am having the same problem. There is a gasoline smell that just began and by inspection from underneath the car it appears that there is a slight leak (not dripping) from the top area of the tank as described in this recall. It seems like more than a coincidence that my car is also having a very rare slow gas leak but it was not included in the recall. The gas tank part number (as printed on the bottom of the tank) is 4B0 201 085. This is the same part number as used in the 2001 and 2002 models as referenced from a N online part search. Thank you for your assistance and further research.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 142008


  • 115,000 miles
There has been an Audi recall (opened 1/31/-8, closed 5/30/08) for Audi A6 models manufactured from June 2, 2001 to June 1, 2005. Your NHTSA action number is PE08008, recall campaign number is 08V157000. This involves very dangerous fuel tank cracks and leaks. The problem is, I have a 2000 Audi A6 with exactly the same problem, but no recall. It will cost me about $2,000 to repair, my mechanic says I'm lucky no explosion. If you will check the internet chat rooms, these problems are extensive back to 1998 models, involving plastic fuel tanks. Audi tells me 'not enough complaints' of my year model to warrant recall, even though the defect seems exactly the same thing as the defect causing the recall, and is a terribly dangerous situation for Audi drivers and their families. If there is a defect, there is a defect, it should not matter whether more complaints were filed for the 2001 years than mine. Is safety a matter of the number of complaints, or whether the product is truly defective and dangerous. Please help! thanks, ken williams.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

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