If you've been driving a late model Audi S6 or S7, first of all, good for you. Secondly, you should be expecting a call from your local dealer as the Volkswagen Group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall.

The problem apparently involves a potential leak in the fuel line, which, as any mechanic or McGuyver fan could tell you, is not such a good thing. As NHTSA points out, it "may result in a fire."

The recall involves 3,594 vehicles in these United States, specifically model-year 2013 and 2014 Audi S6 and S7 models equipped with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. (It does not, however, seem to affect the S8 or any of the Bentleys that are powered by the same engine.) Owners of said cars can expect to be contacted regarding how the problem will be fixed. In the meantime you can read the official notice below.
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RECALL Subject : Fuel Line Leak
Report Receipt Date: SEP 23, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V450000
Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,594
Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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.

CONSEQUENCE:
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.

REMEDY:
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.

NOTES:
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.


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      davebo357
      • 1 Year Ago
      Superior German engineering? Eh, every manufacturer runs into problems like this. It's hard to make cars with thousands of parts sourced by many different contractors and ensure they're all perfect all of the time. Even buying an $80k+ car doesn't make it immune to issues.
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @davebo357
        "every manufacturer runs into problems like this" unless you are Toyota or Honda or Nissan or Hyundai or GM
          collabplan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @knightrider_6
          You're an idiot. Go do some research regarding recalls by every company you listed. They make Audi's recalls look microscopic.
          knightrider_6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @knightrider_6
          @collabplan "You're an idiot." LOL. If I were an idiot, I would have bought one of these crappy cars and would be defending it on Autoblog. "They make Audi's recalls look microscopic." That's because those car companies sell many times more cars than Audi. Plus VW's sales are sinking faster than Titanic.
      aquaticko
      • 1 Year Ago
      Motor Trend also posted this recall recently, and a recall for shattering sunroofs: http://wot.motortrend.com/recall-audi-s6-s7-fuel-line-and-a8-s8-sunroof-glass-panel-420743.html#axzz2ivSyQG82. I've got nothing against Audi (have always been one of my favorite brands), but I hope that this post gets as much vitriol as the one about the Hyundai/Kia recall about the same issue did. The hate those companies receive is absurdly, offensively out of proportion....
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice, $80,000+ cars.
      mary.keana
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog just started showing the Hyundai Genesis redesign, and it's already getting recalled for fuel leaks!!!!!????
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        @mary.keana
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          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          He does this in between porting cars at the Honda dealership.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      That car looks really outdated.
        collabplan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        Yeah....ok...sure it does. That's why the global press have almost unanimously fallen over themselves in declaring the A7/S7/RS7 the best looking design in years. Perhaps in your eyes, the Camry you own looks better.
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @collabplan
          Their design language is stale and their S/M/L format makes their vehicles almost indistinguishable.
          ferps
          • 1 Year Ago
          @collabplan
          @NightFlight, if you think the A7 and S7 look the same as the rest of Audi's sedans, you need to get your eyes checked.
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          @collabplan
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      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another day, another Audi recall. Oh the joys of owning a German turd!
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Because no other brands have recalls, right? Come on, all brands have recalls...
        collabplan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        The ignorant rant of a person who has never owned or even driven an Audi.
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        @collabplan "The ignorant rant of a person who has never owned or even driven an Audi." Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. You are neither of those.
        BK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        My butt has been sitting in Audis since 2005 (A6 2.7T, 2007 A8, currently in 2011 A8) and not a single recall. One or two minor repairs under warranty for the A6, zip for both A8s. But you better. Ok troll. And in this case. Yes a recall but only 4000 cars. $hit happens, but I want the manufacturer of my car to be on top of possible issues and fixing them, which is what the recall process does. What's te big deal? Oh then you couldn't troll.
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          mary.keana
          • 1 Year Ago
          Evo, it's best to not even reply to that troll.
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        11fiveoh
        • 1 Year Ago
        S6 is about 20k more.
      BigFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      My cousins Audi caught on fire a couple of years ago and I did research to see if there were any recalls that might be related. Sure enough there was a recall because of a fuel line leak. Only problem; his car was a 2006 S3. Almost 6 years later and its the same issue???
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