VW, Audi and Porsche Recall: Fuel Leak Problem, Fire Risk

Published 4 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Now Hear This! VW/Audi/Porsche Recall

Now Hear This! VW/Audi/Porsche Recall
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Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche have recalled over 93,500 vehicles worldwide (27,000 in the U.S.) due to a fuel leak problem.

Which models are affected by the recall?

2012 Audi A6 and VW Touareg hybrid
2012 – 2013 Audi A7
2011 – 2012 Audi Q7, S4 and S5
2011 – 2012 Porsche Cayenne and Panamera S hybrids

What causes the fuel leak problem?

Production issues and vibration during driving can cause small leaks, which may increase the risk of a fire.

Are there any known accidents attributed to the defect?

At this time, no known accidents have been reported by Audi attributing to the defect.

What do I do if my car is one of those affected?

Owners will be notified in March 2015. The fuel rails and seals will be replaced at no cost to the owner.

If your Audi is part of this recall and you have not been notified, call your local, independent Audi repair shop to schedule an appointment to have your Audi checked and serviced for the defect.


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