You might think that supercars are safe from recalls, well they aren’t, because to err is human and since cars are built by humans, it’s quite normal to experience mistakes now and then.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new recall for Audi R8 Spyders. A total of 920 R8 Spyders built between May 18, 2010 and June 22, 2011 are covered in the recall, which states that “Due to production tolerances, it is possible that the fuel supply line may contact and rub against the heat shield in the engine compartment,” potentially causing a fuel leak. That leaking fuel, being in close proximity to a heat source, could cause a fire.
This problem was first reported to Volkswagen of America on June 6, when an owner noticed the smell of fuel after refilling the car.
Of course, dealers will inspect the fuel line for damage and replace it if necessary free of charge. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the safety recall is expected to begin on or about August 22, 2011.
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