AUDI 5000 1986: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Make : AUDI Model : 5000 Year : 1986
Build Dates : 1983-08-01 - 1987-09-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 87V157000
Date Owner's Notified: 1987-10-06 Date Received by ODI: 1987-10-06 Date Added to Database: 1987-10-13
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 25000
Summary:
      REPEATED TOPPING OFF OF FUEL TANK DURING REFUELING REDUCES THE EXPANSION SPACE WITHIN THE TANK ALLOWING VAPORS TO ESCAPE FROM THE CHARCOAL FILTER TO OUTSIDE RATHER THAN BEING INDUCTED INTO THE ENGINE.
Consequence:
      ESCAPING VAPORS COULD IGNITE BY HEAT EMITTED BY THEEXHAUST SYSTEM.
Remedy:
      INSTALL REDESIGNED FILLER NECK AND A NEW VENT VALVE AND HOSE FOR CHARCOAL FILTER. ALSO, STOP REFUELING WHEN PUMP NOZZLE SHUTS OFF.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: FUEL TANKVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: TURBO AND TURBO QUATTRO PASSENGER CARS.