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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1157 of 1412 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [golfievet]
Jun 30, 2009 (9:06 am)
As a Former Audi A6 owner , i can only suggest that you keep every piece of paper and get the loaner car while your car is in the shop and to look at what you need to do if you decide to go Lemon Law , There is no care at AUDI to customer satisfaction , I think you need to look at lemon law good so you might want to advise them on the 3rd try this is last chance . good Luck to you
#1158 of 1412 Re: Advanced Key Intermintent on 2005 A6 [triplecore]
Jun 30, 2009 (11:25 am)
IIRC, there's a TSB to address that start button issue. Our 05 A6 had the same problems.
Fixed under warranty.
#1159 of 1412 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [golfievet]
Jun 30, 2009 (12:54 pm)
we had to take it in 3 times... finally they said it was a software update issue..have them check ur most recent software update and make sure that it was installed properly. and since we've not had any issues since i hope that was it... but it was a lot of wasted time or an excuse to bill audi .... wouldn't expect that to happen to such a new car.... i'm a converted BMW owner and so far not very happy so far.... previous 540 owner .. never had to take the car in except for regular maintenance... i've taken this Audi A6 in more times this month then my BMW in 4 years.. if I have to take it back again for anything outside regular maintenance this year... it's a goner.. i'll tell them to pay me fair value and be done with the audi experience.
#1160 of 1412 2000 A6 brake problem
Jul 02, 2009 (6:30 am)
I have a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T with HP2 4-Piston High Performance Front Brakes. I am tying to get the caliper off to change the front rotors and pads. When trying to get the slider pins off, I removed the caps and than inserted a 7mm hex key to remove the bolts. The 7mm hex key doesn't grip anything as there are just round holes. When I insert a smaller hex key (5.5mm or less) it passes through the hole and also will not catch on anything. Has anyone experienced this and found a way around it? I hope that the bolts are not just missing, but figure they have to be on since the caps were on and the caliper has not fallen off.
I would just take the bracket off that holds the caliper on the car, but there is a break line running directly behind the bolt that I don't want to bend too much. Has anyone encountered this and did you find a good way around it? Any help or idea's would be greatly appreciated.
#1161 of 1412 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [chicagotiger]
Jul 03, 2009 (8:25 am)
I picked-up my car this morning. According to my dealer, the engine's intake valves where dirty. In order to clean them, they had to remove the intake and valve covers. A rather lengthy operation, luckily the car is under warranty. What worrys me is that dirty valves appear, according to the dealer, to be a surging problem with all Audi new FSI engines (engines with direct injection of fuel in the cylinder). It does not look too good for the car's long term reliability. It's not normal for a car with less than 15,000 miles to have dirty valves and I always used super gas.
If what they have done to my car appears to have corrected the problem, it is only a temporary solution. The dirty valves problem will come back.
That is my second Audi A6 and it will be my last one if they cannot find a permanent fix to this problem.
#1162 of 1412 looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro?
Jul 03, 2009 (3:04 pm)
Found 2003 A6 $10500-60,000m Is this a smart choice,test drove car seems to run fine. But after reading some of your post it sounds scary.
Honest opinions here, any reason why i shouldn't buy it.
#1163 of 1412 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [akapalc]
Jul 06, 2009 (6:37 am)
Akapalc...I purchased an '04 A6 Quattro with 63k miles on it and paid $13,100 back in March. The car was in immaculate shape. Only issue was the rear brake pads needed to be replaced and the rear speakers aren't working. The dealer put on new pads at a deep discount and I'm not worried about the speakers as I'll be putting in an aftermarket sound system myself.
The only other issue that has come up is the front rotors are warped because the place I took it for state inspection didn't torque the lug nuts down correctly. So...I'll be purchasing new rotors and putting them on myself (already purchased a caliper resetting kit). The car drives and performs wonderfully. We took it on a trip to Nags Head, NC (from DC Metro) and the car was terrific.
Honestly, take the car to a mechanic for a 2nd opinion. If it's in good shape, pay for an oil change (unless the seller/dealer is willing to do one for you). If you go with synthetic, you'll be good for 10k miles. Shortly after that, you'll be due for the 75k mile service visit where they do all the major stuff. I was told that visit will cost about $1000. I asked about the transmission fluid and with the Quattro...everyone in Audi says it's a lifetime fluid and it doesn't get changed. If you have anything other than the Quattro...you would have to get it serviced. Don't ask me why, but that is what Audi corporate explained to me.
As far as the turbo 2.7...jury is out on that. When I purchased mine, everyone I ran into with Audis said to stay away from the turbo model as the turbo is known for going out around the 120k mile mark. It was suggested if I could get the 3.0 to do so. Just something to maybe look into and do some research on before you pull the trigger.