As much as we love Audi‘s new R8 Spyder, there is something wrong with it – the potential to catch on fire! Not to worry, however, as Audi has issues a recall on all 920 R8 Spyders dating from 2011 and 2012.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel supply line could rub against the heat shield in the engine compartment leading to a small fuel leak, which could eventually cause a fire.
This is certainly not the news any R8 owner wants to hear, especially after paying a seriously hefty fee for such an awesome vehicle. The first complaint was filed on June 6th, when the owner could smell fuel after refilling his Spyder. Those that own a 2011-2012 R8 Spyder should contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834 to have the fuel line inspected and replaced if need be. The last thing we want to hear about are burnt down R8 Spyders on the side of the road.