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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
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 1404 Re: problems need help [audilover12]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:28 am)
Have you checked all your fuses?
#1384 of 1404 Re: problems need help [allmet33]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:42 am)
no. i dont know where my fuses are.
#1385 of 1404 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 1404 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 1404 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).
#1388 of 1404 Re: 2006 Audi A6 95,000 Service [jwrednw]
Oct 06, 2012 (1:18 am)
Ouch! In your service book 95k should be a major service, Oil, filter, spark plugs,
Brake pad check, air filter etc. , but you did not mention any of those?
Did you have a oil leak or knocking noise, vibration from the front suspension?
More to the point, ref. your question!
If you like or want another Luxury car then you should understand that service and repair are priced accordingly, in particular when you go to a dealer for service. Second if this car is business related you may want to consider leasing.
If it is private use only and your not a "do it yourself" repair type an independent garage in your area, that know your car, is a better choice.
Last but not least! Do research to find the cars which have a low level of repair
Using reputable testing sources,ie; Edmunds, Car & Driver, Gov't agencies, etc.
There is an old saying in the sales business, " Sell the sizzle, not the steak".
Good luck with your next choice
#1389 of 1404 Luv my '07,A6 4.2, but...
Oct 17, 2012 (5:40 am)
I'm an audi guy. I am on my third one, and the only one which has had major problems. First was a 98 A4 2.8 6sp sport, then upgraded to a '00 A6 2.7T, 6sp with sport, had it until totalled, Cats needed to be replaced but that's all, and still drove great til the end. Now, my '07 A6 4.2, w/sport, has had substantial problems. I bought it used 2.5 years ago with 45K, now has 95K. It started 85K, about 6 months ago, and seems t have no end in site, although ALL the repairs have been covered under my CPO, and they've given me a vehicle every time. I've had a Q7, Q5, A8, Camry Hybrid, and regular Camry.
Here's the details on the repairs: It started with check engine light, which led to a month long repair, starting with sensors, some type of engine component replacement, (not the whole engine obviously), and ended with the main computer being replaced. Then it was the A/C, it took the dealer 3X to figure out that the condenser needed to be replaced, which was done and solved the problem. Then, another check engine lite resulted in the high pressure fuel pumps, and both banks of fuel injector were replaced, (2nd time, they were replaced with the first major repair). I thought that'd be it for awhile, but then had a evap leak.
This happened out of warrantee, but I called audiusa, and they actually covered the repair in good faith, 'one last time.', the check engine went on the next day?, the dealer said an additional vac line would be repaired under warrantee, but that the intake manifold would need to be replaced, and would not be covered. I hit the roof, called audi, only to have the service manager call the next day, to say it wasn't the intake manifold, that they'd put their best tech on it, (top 5 in the country supposedly), and would let me know. They found a faulty purge valve, replaced it and did NOT charge me anything. The even replaced the drive window controls, which I had mentioned during the warrantee, but could not be reproduced at the time. So, this group one audi dealer in new england has problems diagnosing things, but in the end they did the right thing, as did audi.
I have to be honest, although it's been aggravating, it's been a relatively reasonable process.
Now, what? do i keep her, or move on?, even if she needs some repairs, its certainly cheaper than replacing. Although, I absolutely love the new A6, and it's innovation option, and much better mileage. Bigger picture, is I always keep'm long time, was offered 12-13K, from dealers, could probably sell'r myself and get 16K, have seen some pre-owned 12s for almost 20% of sticker and certified, these are loaded vehicles.
Here's the rest of the picture: Our family of three drivers, (soon to be four) has an aging fleet!
Wife drives an 04 Sienna, w/150K luvs it and will keep it for now, she takes her bike to work, we utilize the roominess for 7 passengers, and are kids have cut thier teeth on it. My son (almost 18) now drives a 01 infiniti I30, w/50K, got a great deal, runs great aswell. my daughter(16) will drive the van, (like my son did) for the first couple of months, and i will find something for her. While she's driving the van come February, my wife will drive the audi, and I will drive my 'toy.' Which is a PUFF, '01 bmw M3 conv, with hardtop/73K. So, I'm ok with the shuffle, and we could do nothing until spring or even next winter..., but I'm always looking, u know how we get the itch.
btw way my next 'dream car", would be a used 11 cayenne, (properly equiped), of the next Q7, which wont b out for a year or so. that's the BIG picture, i went from boston to NJ for this a6, (it had everything i was looking for), and i don't mind the process of hunting/waiting for the right car.
We bought the sienna new, cause it was only available new, and it had sooo many upgraded features to the old caravan, and we knew we'd keep it a loooong time.
But what now?, if the tranny, of some electronics go, it will devalue my A6 heavily, but repairing would still be cheaper than replacement, and it really is a family car, for now.
I'm inclined to be patient, however tough that is, because all the newer cars i want will certainly depreciate faster than my '07, but it's a bit risky
So sorry for the lenghthy post, but there's a lot of history/info here.
Any thoughts, suggestions or comments are appreciated, from this great forum for help!!
#1390 of 1404 Re: Luv my '07,A6 4.2, but... [sborno]
Oct 17, 2012 (6:02 am)
Before you run out to buy this "wonderful" dream cayenne, read what consumer reports has to say about it. You could go form bad to worse.
And FYI a new transmission will cost you about $6000
Another happy audi owner.
#1391 of 1404 2012 A6 A7 Brake Noise
Oct 25, 2012 (1:52 pm)
Has anyone experienced a "growling" brake noise when applying the brakes slowly such as in parking? Or has anyone heard a strange brake noise When slowly releasing the brake pedal?