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#1 of 1402 Audi Woes
May 18, 2002 (3:38 pm)
Sorry, I meant to type "their".
I purchased a new Audi A6 in 2000. Since then we have gone through 3 sets of breaks, the check engine light has been on several times, the gas mechanism recall item, replaced tie rod ends, static in the left front door speaker, temperature gauge was fixed, and the car is constantly drinking oil. We have to put in at least 2 quarts of oil between the scheduled oil changes. Once the low pressure light went on. It's not leaking, as there isn't any spots - but it's burning it. The garage told us it was normal to burn 1 quart every 1,500 miles. I never had a car that burned oil at this rate. Most cars I've owed, I've never had to put oil in in-between the changes. And now, it's shifting hard. It's under warranty for another 11,000 miles - but I'm afraid to keep the car beyond that time. Anyone else having troubles?
#2 of 1402 Reply to "audiwoes"
May 23, 2002 (12:00 pm)
I have a 1998 A4 sedan and experienced many of the same problems that you're having with the newer model. The check engine light, gas and temperature gauges stopped being a nuisance after several months. The oil scenario kept up for quite a while and the radio has been replaced on three separate occasions to no avail. Seemingly, the car does not like classical music stations --that's when the weird static kicks in.
#3 of 1402 Audi A6 bucking motion
May 23, 2002 (7:39 pm)
I have an Audi A6 1998 model and every time I take my foot off the accelerator to slow down, the car bucks. It is an uncomfortable feeling and I never noticed it before. I had it serviced but to no avail. Has any one ever experienced this problem and if so could some one explain how this problem could be remedied. Thanks.
#4 of 1402 Reply to Audio Woes
Jun 06, 2002 (10:12 am)
I have a 1999 A6. I've recently had noise in the front left of my car. Two repair shops couldn't find the problem. I was wondering what kind of symptoms your tie rods had, prior to replacement.
By the way, based on my experience, I would not keep an A6 if it was out of warranty.
Jun 10, 2002 (11:46 am)
I too have a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T. The only problems I have had with mine is a shorted out cooling fan which was fixed, and my check engine light was come in twice. Once it was for a faulty accelerator pedal sensor, and the other time it was due to a problem with the cooling system. Both times they were promptly fixed by the dealer with no issues. My radio antenna was disconnected and it wouldn't pick up any AM radio, but that was also taken care of. Other than that, the only other problems I have had are that at some point, both front windows have come off their tracks, and have had to be fixed by the dealer. But I have not had any strange noises, and am completely in love with my car. It is a great car. I have had both Mercedes's and BMW's, and had similar experiences with them. I find these to be minor problems that you will have with any car. And as for not having an A6 out of warranty, I wouldn't have any of these cars out of warranty. The repair costs on any of these cars is outrageous.
#6 of 1402 Bucking Audi
Jun 11, 2002 (5:42 pm)
My 99 A6 Quattro is also always in the shop. Recently my car did the same bucking action then the engine light came on. The car is right now in the shop having its throttle replaced. The techs say there is a mercury switch in the throttle that goes bad.
I think I'm done with this car; even though I love the ride.
#7 of 1402 99 A6 - And the reapirs just keep on
Jun 21, 2002 (11:06 pm)
60 K service and first brake service needed - rotors not scored but cupped? Original set of pads...seems reasonable one set of pads per set of rotors!
and at the time for $1100 they will retrofit the new and improved injectors...no thanks.
65K new water pump a deal at $110, oh and the$550 labor...by the way you have a massive leak in the valve train....$900 no thanks....time to share this car on the lease return. Done with this brand...too bad because I really liked this car...now the shop seems to be developing an affinity for it.
#8 of 1402 99 A6 quattro CV outer boot
Jul 24, 2002 (5:52 pm)
Help on two items,
1= fair price to install two outer cv boots,and
2= any time of year in temperatures varing from
- 0 to + 95 and time intervals from daily to once a month there is a smell very similar to burning parafin wax, this has been happening for 18 months or more.
Jul 25, 2002 (5:29 am)
Axle shaft (front), R&R:
1995-99 A4, A4 Quattro, A6, A6 Quattro, 90, 90 Quattro
one side.... 1.3
both sides.. 2.4
one side.... 1.8
both sides.. 3.4
one (inner or outer).... .6
both (one side)......... .9
Axle shaft (rear), R&R:
A4 Quattro, A6 Quattro.. 1.8
one (inner or outer).... .5
both (one side)......... .8