Simply put, this version of the A6 is a joy for both driver and passengers alike. Its potent supercharged V6 engine and slick eight-speed transmission deliver invigorating and effortless power. Available permanent Quattro all-wheel-drive assures traction and contributes to wintertime security. And yet, at 22 mpg, fuel economy is quite commendable. But that's just the beginning.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 A6 will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Audi A6 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Just the simple difference between dealer cost and that of a good mechanic. Dealer cost was 40% higher."

John L., NC (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Pads and rotors cost $2000 to replace on all four wheels, which is about three times what I expected."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes had to have full pads and rotors on all four corners replaced at 40,000 miles. This was a $2000 service and I felt that rotors should last a lot longer."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"I replaced pads and rotors twice in the same year after three trips through the Rocky Mountains."

Jack P., OH (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Had to replace all rotors rather than turn down."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Pulsation or vibration

"Front brakes became loose and required fixing."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Squeaking

"Worn brake pads replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brakes crunch when starting and stopping at slow speeds"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"brakes consistently squeal during braking at lower speeds in particular. Dealer has been unable to resolve."

William H., CO (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Sensor malfunctioned, so backup camera did not work."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
CD player

"Would not accept CDs"

Peter C., WA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Display screen freezes up

"Pop-up screen occasionally stops midway and does not turn on"

Marty V., TX (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Radio

"Touch pad fails often. Extremely hard to use channel presets also."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"Audi does not provide any sort of updates/upgrades, even at a cost. Technology moves on but this car can't be retrofitted with the current one, e.g. Android auto. Also, for a 2013 car costing this much not to have touch screen, and not being upgradable to one, is inexcusable."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 S6 4.0-L V8 turbo)
Speakers

"knob controlling the volume works sporadically"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Voice control commands

"Voice recognition is terrible. Borders on useless."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm would randomly activate. Has to replace alarm's "brain""

Anonymous, TN (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Body control module

"Trunk release failure. Unable to open"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Window control stopped working properly"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"One LED segment in tail light went out, repeatedly tripping warning in dash."

Brian S., OH (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Both rear turn indicator lights failed. The cost to replace the two lights was $1200 ($600) each light unit."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Passenger tail light assembly (LED) stopped working had to replace. Now the driver side has started to stop intermittently (I get notified on the dash when problem occurs)."

Anonymous, (2013 Audi A6 S6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Rear heated seat stopped working. Had Audi look at cause. It needs to be replaced. As the failure occurred after the warrantee expired I have decided not to replace as it would be around $1000 to fix."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"The crank pulley failed at 122000 miles and to repair it myself, it cost approximately $800 in parts."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Engine computer

"Engine valve problem prevented the car from revving above 400 rpm"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Check Engine light -- reset and repaired by dealer at no cost"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Engine mounts

"Faulty engine mounts caused substantial vibration. Needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Hydraulic engine mounts leaked and need replacement at 65000 miles. $2000 service bill."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Oil leaks

"Suffered low coolant alert. Found coolant leaking sufficient to prevent driving significant distance. Leak due to failed water pump. Water pump failed due to engine oil leak. Engine oil leak from many different areas - dealer said we need to replace valve cover seal, vacuum pump gasket, pressure regulating valve gasket, upper and lower timing chain cover gaskets, and replace water pump. Repair cost $5,000. Oil leaks were small enough that oil consumption unaffected, but sufficient to ruin water pump. Oil leaks should not occur in an engine with only 67,000 miles!"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Level sensor kept send a low fluid signal. This took multiple visits to nail down. It turned out to be a corroded electrical connection in the radiator"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Thermostat

"The thermostat stuck closed. However, replacing this small part required the removal of the supercharger. This required two days of work and cost $1700."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"While driving car overheated without warning, and was not driveable, thermostat failed closed. Repair was expensive since thermostat service required removal of engine components, including supercharger."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Began overheating at 65000 miles, traced to thermostat failure. Cost $1600 In labor to replace a $150 part. My biggest complaint with the car - dealer service is hideously expensive."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Water pump

"Problem discovered by dealer. Thought it was early to need a replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"recall for passenger seat belt sensor --several months ago and still awaiting parts"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Passenger seat sensor did not work-Audi recalled it and paid my expenses to have it fixed."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"The camera mounted in the rear view mirror failed and had to be replaced. Very expensive for parts and the labor to install and calibrate."

Otto I., FL (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"System had electrical fault that shut down the adaptive cruise control system. It took 5 visits to the service center to fix."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Pipes

"replaced connector between manifold pipe and muffler"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Warning Light Issue - Replaced transmission coolant valve 4HO-121-674-D. Dealership advised not to drive until replaced."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Rough shifting

"Problem only occurred when shifting out of first gear"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Multiple visits to Audi dealership for rough shifting and slipping. In 2019 a software update became available for the CVT transmission for $ 325. This did not correct the issues. Next visit they offered a redaction of the transmission by clearing it and driving over 100 miles and on drive alongs with me still had not improved it."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Trans slips sometimes when cold/first starting out"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Audi A6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission computer

"2019 software update became available and they wiped the data history clean to see if the hard shifts and hesitation would improve. It did not make a difference."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Cold air stopped coming out of system - fixed in a day under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Heater system

"No heat from vents"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coolant was not circulating and thus had no heat. Dealer repaired at no cost but was without car for 3 days"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"heater control relay near the firewall was stuck shut and needed to be replaced this winter."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"Thermostat needed replacement"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi A6 S6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Car was oulling to the right after 4 months"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Internal electrical malfunction in steering rack prevented vehicle from being driven. Diagnosed using guided fault finding. Found fault code for steering sensor for motor position. Replaced steering rack."

Joe G., KY (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"I stopped at the dealer to pick up a visor clip for the '07 in mid January Minnesota. Got the part and went back outdoors to the 2013 A6 only to find that the steering would not work. Estimate to repair the steering rack was $3300. After a day did approve the repair. Very expensive repair that had not given any previous hint of difficulty."

Norbert H., MN (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Wheel bearings

"Left front wheel bearing failure. Replaced"

John E., IN (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"carbon accumulation at injectors"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"all but one fuel injection was replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, (2013 Audi A6 Unsure 4.0-L V8 turbo)
Fuel pump

"I also had a huge coolant leak (wasnt able to figure out the category) which made me stop driving and get the car towed."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light lit up, Took car to dealer, replaced sensor under warranty"

Marvin L., NY (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Dealership did a recall on the passenger seat and its been rattling ever since."

James J., VA (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine mounts needed to be replaced due to leaking lubricant oil causing the car to shake excessively"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle on passenger side of front door that is inside the door/window that we can't fix."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Wind noise

"Wind noise when at cruising speed on the open roads and freeways."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"driver handle molding repeatedly comes off or is loose"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Coating came off engine start button; driver's door armrest cracked"

Brian S., OH (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Interior door handle used to pull the door closed is peeling"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

"Timing chain tensioners failed. Resulted in a loud metal to metal rattling sound when the car was started. Although car still driveable, dealer recommended service based on concern that chain could skip a cog, destroying engine."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Turbo or supercharger

"recall for electric turbo coolant pump. The fix is to disconnect it rather then replace, which does not appear to be a satisfactory approach"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"High pitch and loud whining noise when off the pedal. Very loud. Dealer fixed, had extended warranty."

Anonymous, (2013 Audi A6 S6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"After a short distance a grinding sound would develop. This required new rotors and calipers as they were unusually worn, but it did not solve the problem. Then both front wheel bearings had to be replaced. All at about 25,000 miles. We wont be getting another Audi!"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Audi A6 Unsure Unsure)
Electrical failure

"A/C pressure switch failed causing system to stop working"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Audi A6 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Driveline noise that was isolated to transfer case."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"There was a whine at around 50km/h which I originally thought was radio feedback. The dealer had the vehicle for weeks looking for the problem, which ended up being the transmission. It was replaced at no cost under an extended warranty."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Audi A6 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Mar 23, 2022
Worn bearings can cause the turbine wheel to contact the turbocharger housing or cause the shaft to break, causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2013-2017 A8, S6 Sedan, S7, S8, and 2014-2017 RS7 vehicles. The turbocharger oil supply strainer can become blocked, causing wear to the bearings due to lack of lubrication.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the oil strainer and perform an oil change, free of charge. Interim notification letters, informing owners of the safety risk, were mailed May 20, 2022. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number for this recall is 21H7.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V178000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26053
AIR BAGS
Jun 04, 2018
If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 A7 and A6 Sedan, and 2014-2018 RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating). Stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module to malfunction.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall began November 29, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74D5.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V370000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 139249
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Apr 11, 2018
A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi Q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles and 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. The recall began September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number's for this recall is 19N3/19N4. Note: This recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17V002.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V229000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342867
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Dec 06, 2017
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Audi A6 and A7 vehicles. The fuel line has a compression point that can weaken, potentially resulting in a fuel leak.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. The recall began February 5, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-888-237-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20AR.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V781000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 48693
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Jan 03, 2017
If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 Audi Allroad and Audi A4 vehicles and 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 19M1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342867
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Sep 07, 2016
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 and Audi A7 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BZ.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V646000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28249
AIR BAGS
Dec 08, 2015
An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 vehicles manufactured March 28, 2011, to March 25, 2013, and 2012-2013 Audi A7 vehicles manufactured January 25, 2011, to March 19, 2013. In vehicles with heated and cooled seats, the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS), used to enable the front passenger air bags, may malfunction and prevent the passenger-side air bags from deploying in a crash.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74D1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V823000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21074
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Sep 23, 2013
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Audi S6 and S7 vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines. Due to manufacturing tolerance issues, a fuel line may leak fuel.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. The safety recall is planned to begin in late October 2013. Owners may contact Audi of America at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this campaign is 20U6/L8.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V450000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3594
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