Recall round-up: Audi R8 Spyder 2011 – 2012 image

If you ever thought that supercars are reliable you are in for a huge shock. Audi will recall its R8 convertible, the Spyder model, made in 2011 – 2012, for a pretty serious problem, fuel leaks.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated the Volkswagen Jetta TDI models for a similar problem, after seven complaints have been received about a fuel leak in the fuel line to the number two injector, which is operating under a huge pressure, and now it’s time for another model in the Volkswagen Group to have the same problem: the R8 Spyder.

According to the manufacturer the recall will affect 920 R8 Spyders made in 2011 and 2012 and if the leak does occur than fuel could get onto hot components like the engine or the exhaust resulting in a fire.

“Due to production tolerances it is possible that the fuel supply line may contact and rub against the heat shield in the engine compartment”, said the NHTSA in a statement.

No fires, accidents, injuries or deaths have been reported due to this problem since June the 6th when VW America announced the incident. The Audi R8 Spyder owners will receive notices after the 22nd of August and the problematic fuel line will be replaced.