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#1159 of 1402 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [golfievet]
Jun 30, 2009 (1:54 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 1402 2000 A6 brake problem
Jul 02, 2009 (7:30 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 1402 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [chicagotiger]
Jul 03, 2009 (9:25 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 1402 looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro?
Jul 03, 2009 (4:04 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 1402 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [akapalc]
Jul 06, 2009 (7:37 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.
#1164 of 1402 Re: 2008 A6 MIL light [golfievet]
Jul 06, 2009 (6:13 pm)
jeez.. that doesn't seem right.. . I get this feeling we are all wasting time , since our cars are under warranty and the econ is slow... these service centers are making things up to bill Audi for the work.. I told Audi, that my 2008 A6 w/ 5k miles has been in the shop more time then my 4 yr old BMW. If it happens again, I'll get rid of it, and never even think about driving an Audi again. I'm already pretty upset that I took the dive and bought one in the first place. They are no where near the service quality or the engineering of a BMW.
#1165 of 1402 Re: looking to buy 2003 A6 2.7T Quattro? [allmet33]
Jul 10, 2009 (6:40 am)
I have a 2003 Black Audi A6 Quattro that I bought at the end of March 2009. I would sell it to you if you are looking to buy one. It has over 80 thousand miles but the car runs beautifully EXCEPT for the suspension is bad. The front right strut is shot and it ihas worn out the pump therefore it needs to be fixed. I am selling the car because I was told that it was problem free except for the windshield fluid indicator keeps coming on (also a problem, after having warranty insp, found it needs a new motor, (Bad for Lexus of Bellevue for selling this car as if it had no problems) I am either taking the car bacr to them or I will sell it after I report them to the ATtorney general"s office for selling a lemon.
#1166 of 1402 Sunroof leak?
Jul 13, 2009 (1:31 pm)
I own an 08 A6 with less than 15K miles (have had it for a year and a half). Twice I've had to take it into the dealer to address the sunroof leaking, and twice I've been told that leaves from my oak tree are clogging the sunroof drain - and the last time they charged me $60 to clear the drain. And the maintenance guy told me he's had the same problem on his Audi. I never had this issue with my previous VW Passat, which was parked under the same trees for several years. I'm not parking it with the roof open - this is happening to a fully closed sunroof (that apparently can't withstand leaves!).
Has anyone else experienced this? Does Audi need to run an ad campaign about how Audis are for everyone unless you happen to have a tree canopy over your driveway?
#1167 of 1402 Re: Bucking Audi [bummed5]
Jul 14, 2009 (5:06 am)
Exact same issue. Was on vacation in SC (800 miles from home) got up in the morning to find about 2 gallons of water slushing around in the backseat of my car. Cannot leave it out in the rain but also cannot image that there is a leak anywhere big enough to pick up that much water. Wonder if there is a leak on the undercarriage of the car - it is dried up now - will probably sell now before any major damage happens.
#1168 of 1402 Re: Sunroof leak? [afoxtx]
Jul 14, 2009 (5:33 am)
you get my sympathy from AUDI, you need to be sure that you keep every piece of paper , call AUDI customer care (believe me they don't) and complain , you might even ask them to set you up at another dealer , i can not imagine why all this is not cover under warranty , you know it bull about where you park it , i would contact your consumer affairs office that with the state , to see what your rights are , even beyond Lemon law there help , it just a pain but it who will last you or audi , i would think that if it water damage your going to have a mold problem , you can't drive in unhealthy car . but do yourself a favor , don't buy another one , good luck