Audi A6, S6 and RS6 models were recalled

Audi A6, S6 and RS6 models were recalled

A recall notice concerning certain model year 2001-2004 Audi A6, 2002-2003MY S6 together with 2003MY RS6 vehicles, has been issued by the National Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. These car models integrate a 4.2-liter V8 engines and were manufactured from June 19, 2001, through June 8, 2004. The company's representatives described the potential problem as the rollover valve nipple, thus recalling over 5,992 A6, S6 and RS6 models. It appears that the aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with bending stress from the aluminum ventilation line to the rollover valve nipple, implied the risk of cracking the nipple, thus resulting into a fuel tank leak and eventually a vehicle fire if there were an ignition source. Audi is planning to reinforce the nipple on the rollover valve and, if necessary, repair any cracks. The recall is expected to begin in June, 2011.