Volkswagen Recall of Certain Audi R8 Spyder Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—August 11, 2011.

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 800-822-2834.

Notes:  Volkswagen Safety Recall No. 20Q8/K1.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov