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1998 AUDI A6 Safety Recalls

  • Recall NHTS Number: 06V198000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: JN
    Recall Date: 12-16-2006
    Affected Vehicles: 70,512
    Component:
    Electrical system
    Summary:
    On certain passenger vehicles equipped with halogen low beam headlights, certain connector pins in the headlight switch connector come into contact with each other causing a short circuit. note: vehicles with xenon low beam headlights are not affected because the circuit in these vehicles contains a fuse, which precludes excessive current flow in the case of a short circuit. audi s6 and s6 avant vehicles are all equipped with xenon low beam headlights and, therefore, are not longer affected by this recall.
    Consequence:
    This condition could lead to overheating or fire.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will reroute the wiring harness by installing a jumper wiring harness. the recall began on december 16, 2006. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Volkswagen (audi) recall no. jn.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
  • Recall NHTS Number: 04V495000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: JB/JG
    Recall Date: 10-29-2004
    Affected Vehicles: 28,300
    Component:
    Vehicle speed control
    Summary:
    On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.8l, v6 5-valve engines, and automatic transmissions, while driving during extremely low ambient temperatures the throttle may freeze in an open position due to ice accumulating in the throttle body.
    Consequence:
    If this occurs, the vehicle may fail to reduce speed when the driver lifts his/her foot from the gas pedal. this loss of vehicle control could result in a crash without warning.
    How to Fix:
    Audi will install a replacement throttle body kit free of charge. the recall began on october 29, 2004. owners may contact audi at 1-800-822-2834. owners of vehicles which are not registered in the cold-weather states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, delaware, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, nebraska, nevada, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, north dakota, ohio, oregon, pennsylvania, rhode island, south dakota, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming, will be notified of a service action, under which they will be provided the free remedy upon request.
    NHTS Notes:
    Vw/audi recall nos. jb/jg.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 04V133000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 07-26-2004
    Affected Vehicles: 172,866
    Component:
    Electrical system
    Summary:
    On certain passenger vehicles, if a driver's knees push against the knee bolster (crash element) located under the dashboard, it can contact the headlight switch wiring harness, and an electrical short could occur.
    Consequence:
    A fire could originate in the left dashboard area.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will install a protective covering on the knee bolster (crash element). in addition, the wiring harness as well as the felt protector on the left side of the dashboard carrier will be checked, and replaced if necessary. the recall began on july 26, 2004. owners should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 01V157000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 05-01-2001
    Affected Vehicles: 70,000
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
    Summary:
    Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. this could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty.
    Consequence:
    Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank lead to safety problems.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will remove the existing fuel level sending units and replace them with fuel level sending units using a new alloy composed of gold, silver, and a small amount of nickel, which will not chemically react with sulfur. vw/audi will also call back vehicles that were repaired under a previous recall last june in order to install the updated fuel sending units nhtsa 00v137/audi lb). owner notification began may 1, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-866-892-2834.
    NHTS Notes:
    Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 99V131001
    Recall Manufacturer Number: UH/KU
    Recall Date: 10-09-1999
    Affected Vehicles: 88,121
    Component:
    Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings
    Summary:
    Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. a control valve in the vacuum hose connecting the brake booster to the intake manifold may not open or close fully at temperatures below -4 f under certain driving conditions.
    Consequence:
    This condition could cause insufficient vacuum to be provided to the brake booster.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will install a vacuum by-pass system into vehicles operated in these states which is designed to provide sufficient vacuum for full brake assist under all weather conditions.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owner notification began october 9, 1999.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact vw at 1-800-822-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 99V248000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: UL/KW
    Recall Date: 10-05-1999
    Affected Vehicles: 51,900
    Component:
    Steering:linkages:rod:relay:connecting
    Summary:
    Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the tie rods of the steering assembly are protected on each side by a seal to prevent moisture and dust particles from entering the swivel bearing mechanism. it is possible that some tie rod seals may not seal properly.
    Consequence:
    If moisture and/or dust particles enter the swivel bearing mechanism, the swivel bearing could wear over time diminishing the steering control of the vehicle.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will replace the tie rods.
    NHTS Notes:
    Vw recall no. ul/audi recall no. kw. owner notification began october 5, 1999. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 99V058000
    Recall Manufacturer Number: KT
    Recall Date: 06-08-1999
    Affected Vehicles: 27,964
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap
    Summary:
    Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with quattro drive system which employs a fuel and fuel vapor leak detection system. if the vehicle is refueled shortly after the engine is started, and is kept running while being refueled, the fuel vapor recovery system could produce sufficient back pressure to cause fuel to be ejected after a complete fill-up when the fuel pump nozzle is removed from the filler neck.
    Consequence:
    In the presence of an ignition source, fuel spray could result in fire or possible personal injury.
    How to Fix:
    Vw is providing a new page for the owner's manual and also requesting owners to make an appointment with their dealers to have a label containing important refueling instructions installed inside of the fuel filler door. dealers will also remove the tire pressure label and replace it with a new label affixed to the fender well at the right rear door.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owner notification began june 8, 1999.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact audi at 1-800-822-2834. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 98V134000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 08-25-1998
    Affected Vehicles: 19,800
    Component:
    Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
    Summary:
    Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. if the engine backfires during a cold-start, an air screen which is loosely seated in the air flow meter can become damaged.
    Consequence:
    Screen pieces could enter the intake air flow system and prevent the throttle plate from returning to its full idle position.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will install a retaining ring to hold the air screen in place.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owner notification began during august 1998.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact vwoa at 1-800-822-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
  • Recall NHTS Number: 97V160000
    Recall Manufacturer Number:
    Recall Date: 09-19-1997
    Affected Vehicles: 31
    Component:
    Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap
    Summary:
    "vehicle description: passenger vehicles. during pre-assembly of the fuel tanks, an incorrect filler neck was installed causing the filler neck to not ""match"" the fuel cap."
    Consequence:
    This condition could allow fuel to escape and if an ignition source was present, a fire could occur.
    How to Fix:
    Dealers will replace these filler necks.
    NHTS Notes:
    Owner notification began september 19, 1997.dealers have been issued a stop delivery and owners of vehicles already sold have been contacted by telephone.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-2834. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.