Customer complaints regarding fuel odor in the engine compartment of certain Audi and Volkswagen vehicles will have approximately 26,000 owners returning to their dealership for repairs. According to reports, a combination of production tolerance issues combined with vibrations during dynamic driving, could result in a fuel leak in the fuel injection system. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this safety defect, but a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in an engine fire.

The vehicles affected by this problem include:

The fix for this defect includes the replacement of the fuel rails and corresponding seals. For more information about the problem, owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 24AP for Audi customers, 24BK for Volkswagen customers, and the NHTSA campaign number is 15V-019.

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