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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#1378 of 1402 Re: Moneypit Help ASAP! [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:19 am)
Hi Mr.Shiftight Ref: Moneypit !
I guess I over did my commentary with (Mr. 4moneypit). But after a bit of thought I'm wondering if a car that's 8 years old really has that many problems. According to the owner It only has 39000 miles, that is just under 5K/Year. From a mileage stand point it is not even out of warranty. Odometer tampering????, and if my memory serves me correctly, in O3 Audi was offering a drive train warranty of 5 years. I have a friend with a 99 A6 3 Ltr. 5 Cly.V6 w/300K Kilometers and with the exception of a leaking Valve cover gasket and his inspection, the car was dry as bone from front to back.
In any case thanks for stepping in. I tend to be a bit long winded.
Still Summer in the Bay Area???
#1379 of 1402 Re: Moneypit Help ASAP! [jkaudia6]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 10, 2012 (3:24 pm)
yep, still summertime here with palm trees and parrots in the trees (not really, but it's in the high 60s).
#1380 of 1402 Re: Problem with engine stalling 2008 A6 3.2L V6 [jkaudia6]
Jan 18, 2012 (10:24 am)
I have car back and is running fine! The tech did get an error code this time and it related to Internal Failure in Fuel Pressure Sensor.
They replaced low fuel pressure sensor. Under warrantly so I wasn't taking car back until it was fixed....but could just imagine what might have been without a warranty.
#1381 of 1402 Re: Problem with engine stalling 2008 A6 3.2L V6 [clylesjr]
Jan 18, 2012 (2:38 pm)
Happy New Year Clylesir,
That is great news. I hope you enjoy your A6 for a long time to come.
The O8 A6 is a great looking Automobile and very complex. Also a promo for Edmunds, they have a number of great helpful hint areas. My moto is you've got to be smarter than the Service advisors in order to keep them honest. You've heard the old saying, "Some are just better than others".
Have a great day and enjoy.
Apr 05, 2012 (8:23 am)
i have a 1996 a6 quattro, and i love it!!! but i cant lock my doors. i have tried the keys, and the buttons on the doors and even the little remote. but nothing works. i hate that i cant lock it. so my question is, is there a way to fix that without spending a ton of money? like can i do it myself, if i change the battery in the remote or something?
#1383 of 1402 Re: problems need help [audilover12]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:28 am)
Have you checked all your fuses?
#1384 of 1402 Re: problems need help [allmet33]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:42 am)
no. i dont know where my fuses are.
#1385 of 1402 Re: problems need help [audilover12]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 05, 2012 (1:16 pm)
the book says the fuse is # A3 - Central Locking System Fuse, S52
and that it is in Auxiliary Relay Panel #1 but it doesn't tell me where that is
Oh wait---it does show the fuse panel by your left foot and the Aux Relay panel higher up, underneath, up near the windshield.
So get a comfy pillow, tape a flashlight to your head, and get up under there.
#1386 of 1402 2006 Audi A6 95,000 Service
Oct 05, 2012 (1:55 pm)
Hey, just an update on my 95,000 service costs:
- Resealed Rear Timing Covers = $477.98
- Replace Upper Link Bushings = $767.96
- 95,00 Mile Service = $227.68
Total Labor = $1158.10
Totoal Parts = $278.62
Misc Charges = $6.00
Sales Tax = $101.57
= Total = $1584.29
On a sidenote, my A/C went out shortly after service and I still need to fix my rear driver window that doesn't work and replace my parking assist speaker.
I think it is time for a new car. Question is whether to change brands that may be more reliable?
#1387 of 1402 Re: 2006 Audi A6 95,000 Service [jwrednw]
Oct 05, 2012 (2:17 pm)
I was in the same situation 8 months ago. I left the brand and didn't look back. I sometimes wonder if high and frequent service bills are part of the service model. If you are blowing $2k at 95k, what is going to break at 110 or 120. Unless you can fix it yourself, I recommend switching to Lexus, bmw, etc. heck, even GM makes better cars than Audi. To quote the service manager at Byers imports in Columbus, Ohio, "if it begins with an A and ends in an I, you know it is gonna be expensive" (snicker, snicker).