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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#275 of 1402 Re: 1999 A6 Quattro a LEMON - San Diego, CA [tangomom]
Mar 21, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Don't feel bad, I bought a new A6 that now has 18000 and has spent over 100 days in the shop. We have had a hesitation problem. They put all new coils in and that didn't fix it and two transmissions. We have gone the Audi meditation route and contacted our att. gen. and all they feel they should do is continue TRYING to fix it. The car has been unsafe and we have wanted it replaced or bought back by Audi. Our dealership Star Motors has tried to be helpful but has no more power than us. LAST AUDI
#276 of 1402 Re: Bluetooth Cell Phone [kmad55]
Mar 22, 2005 (4:36 am)
I have Verizon and am using the Motorola V 710. The difficulty is that Verizon service does not support all of the Bluetooth's capabilities. I am unable to download my address book, the car's signal strength meter does not work, the car can not recall the last numbered dialed. I am able to make calls through the car's MMI. The rumor is that Verizon is considering fully supporting Bluetooth in the near future. I am also told that Audi has a cradle for the 710 in the planning phase.
#277 of 1402 Brakes and Wheels
Mar 22, 2005 (6:02 am)
Recently had my '01 A6 Avant in for 50K checkup. Nothing noted in checks except for 2 bent wheels. Wanted 500 per wheel plus mount balance etc. Found same style wheel by an approved Audi Germany vendor on TireRack.com for $89 each on sale, had Kumho performance all seasons mounted and balanced and delivered for less than $800 with new PIAA wipers all around too.
Now the problem - still have a small shimmy at about 70+ mph and it seems to be in the rear. Could this be an alignment issue? Or is it possible that they misbalanced one wheel?
Also, left rear brake is making a grinding noise at low stopping speeds. Just started. Seems like there is plenty of pad. Anyone have ideas on cause and solutions?
#278 of 1402 Re: Memory Seat Failure [chitown1]
Mar 22, 2005 (1:10 pm)
Generally, when sitting in the seat, you need to push and HOLD the button until the seat reaches the set position. If not sitting in the car, just push the button once and the seat will go to its set position.
At least that's how I remember the manual stating it...
#279 of 1402 Re: Memory Seat Failure [liferules]
Mar 22, 2005 (1:13 pm)
Yes - push and hold - seats adjust first and then mirrors. Right now pushing and holding results in no movement. I guess we will see what the dealer comes up with...
#280 of 1402 Re: Brakes and Wheels [john56]
Mar 23, 2005 (7:25 am)
John, I had the same problem with my 01 Avant. The dealer claimed to have found nothing after claiming to have performed a variety of road tests. Four tires were replaced, along with front brakes and rotors..still no change.
I suspected the wheel bearings were off based on previous posts. I went to three different independent shops, until I found one that performed a Hunter Road Force Test. My suspicions were confirmed. My extended warranty paid for everything minus my deductible and my Audi is running perfectly again. So have that test done provided you've eliminated the wheel balancing, alignment and brake issues.
#281 of 1402 Re: Brakes and Wheels [jodar]
Mar 23, 2005 (9:01 am)
Thanks for the input. I just called an ind. shop today and have set up for Friday for a full check. Delaware Tire in Newark, DE. Have worked with them before and they are first rate both in performance and fair cost. Car was just at the dealer for the checkup and everything was OK according to them. Unfortunately, this is on my dime as I was over the warranty period anyway.
Holtz Audi in Rochester, NY did 50K check - bill was about 230 which was mostely labor and included an oil change.
#282 of 1402 Re: Brakes and Wheels [john56]
Mar 23, 2005 (8:28 pm)
For the same problems I have posted and from having similar experiences from what you have posted, I totally despise my Audi dealership (Alex VA) and will probably never go back there for service, if I can help it. But at least the extended warranty is a big cushion. I don't have any drivability issues as of this posting (56k). The car runs like a charm and, overall, I am very satisfied with its performance.
At least I can do my own oil change and save $120 that the dealer charges. I pay about $45 to do it myself using Mobil 0w40 (7 qts), plus $10 for the K&N Filter. I'm tempted to get a genuine Audi/VW filter, for the next change, because it seems to have a longer service life (30k), according to the labeling on it.
#283 of 1402 2005 A6 4.2 or A8
Mar 23, 2005 (10:07 pm)
I would like some input on my dilemma. I have owned 3 A6s, with no problems and would like to move up.I know this is the first year with the new A6 and only the second with the A8. I also know next year the A8 will get a new front that will look like the rest of the line. The 4.2 A6 is about 55k with all the extras and the A8 is about 70k. Is it really worth the extra 15k? I do like the interior of the A8 better, and the little extra room would be nice for my kids---but it is so much $. Do you think the nose job change will affect resale values?
#284 of 1402 Re: Brakes and Wheels [jodar]
Mar 24, 2005 (12:58 pm)
Thanks for the comments, jodar. I will start to change my own oil as soon as I have a place to do it. The local Jiffy lube told me that they could not change due to no compatible oil. Find that hard to believe but will go to doing my own the next time around. Once the brakes are fixed and the shimmy is gone, I expect many miles of happy driving.
Love the car - my friend with a Bimmer530 suggested the A6 over his. He was right. Better overall feel with only slightly less performance in the dry, tons more in the wet and snow.