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Audi A6, Sedan
#6871 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [luckylindy]
Apr 30, 2009 (12:35 pm)
Hey luckylindy, I have a Audi A6 (2006 model) with 120K miles and a problem very similar to your post. The problem is intermittent...when it occurs it takes longer than normal to get cool air in the center vents while the driver side vent (and the vent in the top of driver side door) blow very hot air. Sometimes the problem goes away when I restart the car. My mechanic (not dealer) checked the car and the freon is good and there are no other hardware problems. He suggested I go to the dealer to have the software "refreshed" (since he doesn't have the programming tools). How did you fix your problem? Thanks in advance for your help.
#6872 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [free4all]
Apr 30, 2009 (1:02 pm)
120k on an '06...WHOA!!! I thought I did a lot of driving! Hope you find a solution to your problem.
#6873 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [free4all]
Apr 30, 2009 (4:13 pm)
You're responding to a post over two years old. A large number of the people who post on Edmunds are hit and run. There are relatively few long-termers, and I don't believe luckylindy is one of them, given that there are 10 posts in the name, and the last time he/she posted was in January of 2007.
#6874 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [cdnpinhead]
May 01, 2009 (8:16 am)
But we are always glad to revive older conversations because others may have some input. It doesn't really matter if the original poster is still around or not.
Welcome free4all, hope we can answer your questions.
#6875 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [pat]
May 01, 2009 (9:57 am)
I have had this same issue and it's gotten worse over the past year.. It started with the outter vents and now all of the vents are blowing hot air. I'm not looking forward to a humid Philadelphia summer with no AC. The first mechanic who I took it to couldn't figure it out. If anyone has a solution as to how to fix this, please let me know!! Thanks, John
#6876 of 6921 Buy or not to buy
May 05, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I have an Audi 06 A6 lease with 17k miles. The lease will end on May 25th but the dealer will be able to buy the car from VW Financial and then sell it back to me with $700 off the residual value which is 26,500 so the final purchase price is $25,800 without certifying it. The car is in excellent condition with a couple of dents that could cost $300 to fix.
I haven't done the final inspection yet.
The car has the technology package but not the navigator. Is it worth buying this car?
#6877 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [jduffy12]
May 06, 2009 (5:30 am)
There is a TSB on this. Here's a paste from a friend's post.
Temperature different between front driver and passenger sides
80 08 03 2013883/4 June 25, 2008. Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 80 number 08-01 dated
March 20, 2008 to clarify step 3.
Model(s) Year VIN Range Vehicle-Specific Equipment
A6 2005 – 2007 All
A6 2008 000001 – 097314
#6878 of 6921 Re: Air conditioner blows very hot air [jeqq]
May 06, 2009 (5:44 am)
Thanks for the post. I ended up taking the car to the dealer. They replaced the left (one of three) coolant valve and flushed the coolant to remove any deposits (which may have caused the valve to stick???). Expensive, but the air conditioning is working again. Let's hope this is the end of this story.
#6879 of 6921 Re: Buy or not to buy [trabd123]
May 15, 2009 (7:39 am)
Are you planning to CPO it?
Otherwise, if you know and love the car, this doesn't seem like a bad deal to me -- it is also not exactly an OH WOW deal -- but you will know what you are getting.
CPO it and drive off into the sunset.
Or, make sure the temptation of the new A6 will not cause you any regrets.
I kept my all optioned 2005 A6 to 60,000+ miles and loved it virtually every mile.
I now have what may well become my best (of 29) Audis ever -- a 2009 A4 Prestige 2.0T tiptronic, also all optioned. I am, NOW, glad to have it, rather than keeping the 2005 A6.
At first I didn't see what all the fuss was about -- but the new A4 is actually "better" than the 2005 A6 in several respects.
#6880 of 6921 Re: Buy or not to buy [markcincinnati]
May 16, 2009 (7:38 am)
the new A4 is actually "better" than the 2005 A6 in several respects.
Mark: how does the performance and gas mileage of the A4 2.0T compare to the A6?
(Sorry if this has been discussed before.)