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#1147 of 1412 2001 Audi A6 power steering problem
Jun 05, 2009 (11:39 pm)
My 2001 Audi A6 has power steering issue. When the car is parked with outside temperature under 60F for a night, the second morning the power steering is very heavy. I have to drive it for a while and restart the engine to get back the smooth steering. If I just drive it without restarting the engine, it won't get better. Looks like a sensor issue. Is anybody having the same issue? How can I fix it. Thanks.
Jun 10, 2009 (11:00 am)
i have a 08' A6 w/ 5k mi on it... recently had it in for regular service and software upgrade ; this past weekend MIL light came on an took it back for service at dealership.. gave me some mumbo jumbo bottom line they put an injection cleaner thru and now i have to bring back after driving 60mi ???? Doesn't this sound a little slippery.. the car is practically new, with no problems or noticeable performance issues.
#1149 of 1412 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [chicagotiger]
Jun 10, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I would like to suggest to you that you keep every piece of paper on your car , never leave dealership with out all paper work that shows what they have done , and be sure that you take a loaner car , never not take a loaner
i hope that this is a isolated problem , but i doubt it and not to make you have a sleep less night , but see what your Lemon Law are in your state ,
i been there and sorry to say it was a real pain but my only mistake was for 45 days that my car sat waiting on a Audi Tech to come to fix it i did not take a loaner , that plays a part of paper trail , and there is nothing about audi and customer care
#1150 of 1412 Advanced Key Intermintent on 2005 A6
Jun 15, 2009 (7:10 pm)
MY advance jey work perfect locking and unlocking the car, but sometime when I push start button the car turns on, but the engine does not turn over.
I have to open the door or move the key out of my pocket and it will start.
Jun 15, 2009 (11:44 pm)
I have a 1997 Audi A6 which won't start. The problem is that when you turn the key in the ignition all the lights come on and then go out as usual but the engine doesn't turn or starter motor make any sounds. It's as if the ignition has been disconnected from the engine. Also the remote central locking has stopped working.
Has anyone come across this problem before??
#1152 of 1412 Re: Starting probelms [audi_a6_man]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2009 (6:14 am)
See if a jumpstart works in this situation or not.
If not, I'd suspect corroded battery cables, and if they check out okay, I'd suspect a bad neutral safety switch. (presuming you have an automatic)-- or a bad clutch switch, if you have a manual transmission.
#1153 of 1412 Water leaking quickley on 1995 Audi A6 avant.
Jun 21, 2009 (9:41 am)
Hi I have an audi A6 avant 2.0 which is heavily leaking water. I know where the leeak is from. It is leaking from a plastic t-piece which connects to the engine. One end of the component is square this is where it connects to the engine. The other end is round and has a large (pipe approx 1"-1 1/2") connected to it. From the T-piece is a slightly smaller pipe. Ontop are 2 sensors.
I need to replace this part but am unable to find th name of the component or where to get this part from. I live in France and am reluctant to take the car to an audi dealer as it looks like a job I can do myself.
I have 2 pictures, one a close up of the component and the second a picture showing where it is positioned which can be emailed if they are any help, I dont know how to add them to the post
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.
#1154 of 1412 Re: Bucking Audi [datsun2]
Jun 27, 2009 (11:34 am)
I'm a late bloomer! It's June 09 and guess what the 2003 A6 Quattro is no better. Can't leave it in the rain!!!! Apparantly there are drains no one tells you about and they get clogged. I have found thousands of complaints about this online and surprise - Audi doesn't care! It was a sweet ride - when it's actually driveable. In shop now for thousands of dollars. Can't wait to ditch it - though it'll be worthless with all the damage. In debt for a reliable car? What a sad, sad joke.
#1155 of 1412 Re: 2003 A6 3.0 CVT update [vmurgolo]
Jun 27, 2009 (11:47 am)
Wish I had known about these sites before buying an Audi. They are terribly designed with flaws that they won't admit to. You can't leave them in rain!! There are drains that get clogged (no one tells you about) until thousands of dollars have been spent. I rue the day I thought I could finally enjoy a "luxury" car. Down with Audi. In debt for quite sometime. Who would ever have believed this?
#1156 of 1412 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [chicagotiger]
Jun 30, 2009 (3:44 am)
I also own a 08' A6 (3.2L engine) with 13K miles on it and I have experienced the same MIL problem last week. As a first attempt to fix the problem, my dealer also poured in the gas tank an injectors' cleaner and ask me to drive a few hundred miles to see if the problem will re-occurred. Indeed, the problem re-occurred yesterday after 50 miles only. I am taking the car back to the dealer Thursday.
I will keep you posted of what has been done.