Not even supercars are safe from recalls. Audi is recalling certain R8 Spyders for a potential fuel leak, caused by the fuel supply line rubbing against the heat shield in the engine compartment. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this effects droptop R8s built between May 18, 2010 and June 22, 2011.

We don't need to tell you why a fuel leak is a potential disaster. Anyone who dropped the cash for an R8 Spyder surely will not want to see it go up in flames.

The official recall is expected to begin on August 22, and owners will be able to have their cars inspected and repaired free of charge. Follow the jump for NHTSA's official release.
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Make: AUDI
Model: R8 SPYDER
Model Year: 2011
Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Mfr's Report Date: AUG 01, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V390000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 AUDI R8 SPYDER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 18, 2010, THROUGH JUNE 22, 2011. THE FUEL SUPPLY LINE MAY CONTACT AND RUB AGAINST THE HEAT SHIELD IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMALL FUEL LEAK.

Consequence

A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

Remedy

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL LINE FOR DAMAGE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 22, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

Notes

VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20Q8/K1. OWNERS 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 .


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      jaazani
      • 3 Years Ago
      i know you dont buy a supercar for reliability, but i hate the idea of unreliable supercar
      Dafish
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least we have recalls now instead of the auto-makers ignoring defects. We were on Lake Shore drive last week and an A8 was next to a Miata, most of us standing at the light liked the Miata better
      g2k
      • 3 Years Ago
      makes sense, it's a volkswagen
      • 3 Years Ago
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      dowens1617
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is that Volkswagon \ Audi reliability.
        Andre Neves
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dowens1617
        Riiiiight. Because only VW/Audi has issued recalls this year. Go troll elsewhere.
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope this will shut up the Audi fun boys who think that Audi never have problems. Every car manufacturer have recalls and Audi is not exception. However, i don't remember when was a last supercar recall.
      boomchakalaka
      • 3 Years Ago
      Das Auto!
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank goodness they caught it before some H'wood star or overpaid sports figure got injured
      dsodhi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Recalls are coming in at a fast and furious pace this month! Since many people don't particularly know what a recall means, and what implications they can have to the safety of the driver, I wanted to share a recent blog article http://blog.tirevan.com/2011/08/09/auto-safety-recalls-explained/
      • 3 Years Ago
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