– Writing Problems Cause Potential Fire Hazard –
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said yesterday that it was re-examining a 2004 recall of Audi A6, S6 and Allroad Quattro sedans for wiring problems.
The NHTSA has reacted after receiving six reports of fires starting in the driver’s side dashboard.
The recall investigation only involves Audis made between 1998 and 2004.
In March 2004, Audi recalled about 173,000 models of the A6, S6 and Allroad Quattro vehicles made between 1998 and 2004. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has recently received the reports of fires in A6 sedans from the 1998-2004 model years.
A representative from Audi told the Associated Press that the company “had not yet received information about the inquiry but would cooperate with NHTSA in the review”.