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#250 of 1407 Reliability of the 4.2 Engine requested
Feb 26, 2005 (5:23 am)
I have read posts that have commented on the reliability of the 2.8, the 2.7T and the 3.0, but how is the 4.2 engine holding up for Audi owners. We have a 2001 A6, still under powertrain warranty with 43,000 miles and were wondering how these particular engines hold up as more miles are accumulated on them. Also, any other reliability issues any owners have had on the A6 4.2 would be welcome. Our most "serious" problem was with the brake pad warping which is no longer a problem since the dealer has replaced them. Thanks.
#251 of 1407 Re: 2005 Audi A6 stalls plus seat memory fails and Xeon light failure [satn
Feb 26, 2005 (1:42 pm)
I think you need to take the car into the dealership and leave it with them to investigate. These are certainly not "glitches" but are true problems that you shouldn't be having.
Feb 26, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Until I found this board a week ago, I thought I was the only one with myriad quirky Audi problems. Notably: 2 water pumps, 1st w/timing belt, 2nd necessitating another new timing belt after 9000 miles on the replaced one, Window that wouldn't come up unless coaxed mercilessly, cruise control, door that wouldn't open, and now the best of all...hesitating, stalling, misfiring that can not be diagnosed (sorry, your 'check engine light' doesn't come on so we'll have to wait.....). Geez, I do have 79000 miles on my 99 Audi A6. Maybe its back to a Camry for me. (Give me the simple life....) david
Feb 26, 2005 (9:09 pm)
Oh Yes: I also had my front bumper 'separate'. That is some kind of incredible design flaw. It was replaced by the dealer at no cost (not considering the cost in time and aggravation) david [once again]
#254 of 1407 Re: 2005 Audi A6 stalls plus seat memory fails and Xeon light failure [satnamsingh]
Feb 27, 2005 (9:11 am)
Are you using Advanced Key? I have had the stalling problem two times...I found that it seems that when the Advanced Key is in my purse...it seems that something (my cell phone?) is interfering with it. The second time it happened I pulled they key out of my purse as it was sputtering and the car literally roared to life the second it came out. I have started keeping the key in my pocked instead of my purse and have not had a problem since.
#255 of 1407 Bluetooth Cell Phone
Feb 27, 2005 (9:15 am)
Has anyone had any luck finding a Verizon supported cell phone that will interface with the MMI in the 2005 Audi A6 4.2? I expect to take delivery in a few weeks and all indications are that finding such a cell phone is going to be difficult. Thanks for any help.
#256 of 1407 Re: 2005 Audi A6 stalls plus seat memory fails and Xeon light failure [chitown1]
Mar 01, 2005 (4:13 pm)
No, we don't have Advanced Key (and every time I load my daughter into the back seat while carrying her life support system I wish I did!). I do usually have my Bluetooth cellphone with me. Thanks for the suggestion.
#257 of 1407 Re: I Forgot [aviiddavid]
Mar 01, 2005 (8:51 pm)
could you please tell me whats a bumper separate? because my car had no accidents and theres like a little design to the bumper on boths sides that are nice and neat....but like a crack sticking out between the bumper and fender...please reply thanks
#258 of 1407 Turn signal bulb
Mar 02, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I have just blown a rear turn signal bulb on my 2001 A6. As I recall, the uppermost bulb is the TSB. Close examination, tho, shows no broken/burned filament. The opposite side and the fronts also appear normal. Any ideas?
#259 of 1407 Re: Follow Up on CVT reverse problem [garth1]
Mar 06, 2005 (4:01 pm)
I also reported CVT jerking problems when shift to reverse, see message #104. Dealers always say "No Problems Found". Tired of going to dealers. Any one know any independent Audi specialist in the Pasadena, CA or San Gabriel, CA areas. Want to try those specialist and not the dealers.