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Old 05-17-2010, 10:03 AM
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I just bought an audi a6 2001 2.8 quattro and also smell the gas in my car sometimes... I thought it was the O2 sensor issue and I went to get it fixed but found out the the o2 sensor are fine... the recall letter mention VIN #WAU- - -4B_lN157331 - as the effected
and my vin # waueh64b11n164162 .... does it mean my car is part of the recall ? will the audi dealer still repair for free?
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:29 PM
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I have a 2005 A6 and I had the same issue as well. I think it started because over the winter we had 30 inches of snow and while driving over an ice packed road I banged the bottom of the car really hard and did some damage. Later I began getting the gas smell and in fact I noticed the car was leaking gas. Took it to the dealer and they replaced the gas valve but I still had the smell. Took it back last week and they repaired it and now smell is gone.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:19 AM
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I notice a smell every once in a while on mine with 210k. Not enough to really complain about though usually.
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awesome - I'm at 188k now with no smell (keeping fingers crossed)
I catch a smell that almost smells like a hot glue gun. don't know what or where its coming from.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:01 PM
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I had this happened to me. I smelled gas driving home. I looked under the car and gas was dripping. I set a can under it for the night. Next morning there was almost a cup. I took my A6 2.7 to Roger Beasley in Austin (towed from Waco). It was just the nipple, but he said there was no limits to safety. I told them my kids ride in the car a lot. They replaced the whole gas tank for free. They also gave me a free loaner. It took like 2 weeks, but I didn't mind the brand new car I got to drive. When I took the loaner back, I forgot to fill it up, they told me not to worry about it.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Audi Gas Smell.

O.K. Here is my issue, which is slightly different.

I have a 2001 A4 2.8 with 98,000 miles. I have a strong gas smell which I'm sure is coming from the trunk. I have had it checked by my mechanic and they couldn't find anything wrong with leaks. They did a smoke test because a C.E.L. was coming back for the EVAP, but they found nothing. They replaced the gas cap too.

I still smell strong gas odors but here's the thing. They INSTANTLY GO AWAY when I turn the air ON. I mean instantly!

Anyone know what this could be??

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Old 11-18-2010, 03:11 AM
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I smell gas in mine after I fill up. I should prob replace the cap.
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I have a 2001 A6 with the 2.7L engine and I am having the strong gas odor when I am in the car or outside. I took it to an Audi dealership by Chicago and they said mine is not part of the recall.. It has the EXACT same issue that everyone is posting here but the VIN doesn't include mine.. Is there anything I can do?

If not, anyone know how much it is to fix the nipple? Could this also be triggering the check engine light?

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:55 PM
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Default Gas Smell

2001 A6 2.7T, 85k,,,occasional gas smell also, comes and goes, will check the recall notice indicated earlier about 4 nipples on gas tank :
http://nhthqnwws112.odi.nhtsa.dot.go...8V157-4839.pdf
if not, may be front end gaskets, will check options and update....seems odd that so many have this issue, mostly seem gas tank nipple issue tho, thks
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I live in Colorado and we had 2 Arctic cold fronts come in within 2 weeks. Every time it drops below 5 degrees (which only happened twice so far) I smell the gas fumes inside the drivers cabin. Once I get onto the interstate it's gone (probably because of the airflow). It seems as if the fumes are coming from under the hood and not from the trunk or underneath the backseats.
Now that temperatures have risen way above 0-5f no smell and runs great. Unfortunately though I got the 4.2 2002 a6 and it's not covered by the recall but then again it might not be the problem I'm having.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:27 PM
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Bump:
I just got the letter from Audi that the Audi A6 4.2 models (including RS and S) are now part of the recall.
Going to the dealership this week to get the nipples on the gas tank reinforced. Let's hope that will get rid of this issue once and for all.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:36 PM
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Hi I have noticed that same gas smell and found a leak at the fuel injector upper of rings, after replacement of o rings no smell - very Inexpensive fix.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:31 AM
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2006 Audi A6 3.2 and also have a gas smell, but not bad and only occasionally. Bought the car about 3 months ago, 87K on it, almost perfect car outside and in and motor ran good. Immediately leaving the use car lot, check engine light came on. Dealership said they would look at it. Report came back as Evap. Dealership said it was the gas cap but didn't replace it. I haven't replaced the cap yet, but now wonder if it isn't the cap. Left lot with light off, but within a few days it's back on. Will the check engine light turn off on it's own even if the problem is fixed or do I have to get it cleared? I try and turn the gas cap a bit more now after filling up, but light hasn't gone off.

Also, recently noticed my fuel mileage fluctuates. Sometimes it's good highway around 30mpg near 80mph and others it's like 23 or 24 at same speeds in roughly same conditions. In addition, just recently noticed that when I stomp on it, the engine cuts out. Normal driving and it's fine. I can't tell it is fuel related or electrical related. It almost feels like a rev limiter is kicking in or the computer is limiting the engine like a governor.

Any ideas or may this be related to what you guys are talking about with the gas odor?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:38 PM
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Ok so I just got this audi a6 2001 first day the fuel pump goes out so I change it out with the fuel filter well turned it on and ran well so I drove it around and then filled up my gas to make sure all was well and then drove home with no leaks turned the car off. Then 5 mins later I tho I will make sure no leaks.. that's when I see alittle gas dips coming off the tank.. so any ideas is it the same promlem that you had or is it the o ring.. any idea would help me
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:15 PM
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do you guys over fill your gas tanks........ if u do your charcoal canister may be full of gas
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:01 PM
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I have an 07 A4 with 48K. I have a gas/oil type of smell coming from the hood and I can sometimes smell it in the cabin. I can almost always smell it after parking my car in the garage and closing the garage door. What do you think my best course of action is, I do not have the know-how to fix it, my expertise stops at oil changes. However I have been doing a lot of reading and see that many other people with similar issues have brought it to the dealership only to find the issue wasn't fixed. I want to be able to give the mechanic I bring it to some more specific details to hopefully help him fix the issue the first time, rather than trial and error and thousands in repair costs. What are some things I should be looking out for based on the most common problems out there for this oil/gas smell. As I said earlier, my knowledge of this stuff is slim to none but i really don't wanna show up to the dealership with this issue only to get worked over. My car is also making a squealing noise, I am not sure if that is related or not but would assume it is related to some sort of belt. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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I too occassionally have a gas odor coming into my car and regularly (not all the time, but a decent amount) can smell it outside the car. Is this recall still in effect? was there ever any recalls on the 2001 Audi A6 2.7T that I can bring into the shop today and have it fixed?
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