Volkswagen has announced that it is recalling certain models of the 2006 through 2010 Audi A3, TT, and TT roadster passenger vehicles manufactured between September 29, 2005 and August 26, 2009. They stated that the closing force of an internal spring of the fuel tank ventilation valve is not adequate enough to hold the valve closed under extreme driving conditions possibly allowing fuel to leak.
In the presence of an ignition sorce, a vehicle fire could occur. Volkswagen will notify owners and Audi dealers will replace the fuel tank ventilation valve with an improved valve free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during October 2009. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834.