"Errare humanum est!"
To err is human and since cars are built by humans, it’s quite normal to experience mistakes now and then. Even great cars like the Audi R8 Spyder fall privy to recalls and that’s exactly what’s happening now. As of August 22, 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling the 920 R8 Spyder models due to a fuel leak that may lead to a vehicle fire.
"The fuel supply line may contact and rub against the heat shield in the engine compartment," said NHTSA. "This could lead to a small fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a vehicle fire."
The first complaint came to Volkswagen on June 6, 2011, when a customer announced that he felt a fuel smell after refilling the Audi R8 Spyder.
If you own a 2011-12 Audi R8 Spyder, call Audi at 1-800-822-2834 to have the fuel line inspected and replaced, if necessary.
gallery: Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI quattro