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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#473 of 1402 Re: 2001 A6 2.7 balancing/wheel/tire problems [donslook]
Jul 14, 2005 (12:27 pm)
I am steamed! I have an Audi A6 3.0. Recently found absnormal tire wear and took the vehicle to the dealer for alignment. They couldn't get the rear end back to align within factory spec. Service Manager was sure it was a defective part as there had been no impact, and he had seen it before on other new Audis. He called the factory rep, who refused to honor the warranty. The factory rep (who never looked at the car) said there must have been an impact.
The Service Manager called me, told me he was shocked by ther response and suggested I call Audi Customer Service. I did, but after a week and a half's run around they told me they would never over-rule the factory rep.
I love the car, but I will get rid of it, never buy another Audi product, and make sure everyone I know learns of my poor experience. I am the oly one who has ever driven the car and attest to the fact there has been no impact. They basically are calling me a liar and the Service Manager incompetent, on the basis of someone who hasn't even bothered to get off his butt to look at the car!
#474 of 1402 advance key fails again
Jul 14, 2005 (7:54 pm)
The advance key worked for 500 miles, and stopped. I had it repaired and it worked for about 1000 miles and stopped again. I have 750 miles before my 5000 mile visit and will get it fixed again.
#475 of 1402 Re: Problems with 05's and 06's? [lemon3]
Jul 14, 2005 (10:14 pm)
It appears your car is a lemon. Have you looked into your state laws in claiming it as such? You should be able to get AOA to buy it back or replace it for you if its had so many repairs in just over 2 years...
Jul 18, 2005 (6:29 am)
My engine sounds like an air raid siren any ideas
#477 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 turbo [scubadave]
Jul 18, 2005 (3:17 pm)
If you have run your oil level low, your turbos could be "cooked". The oil feeder lines to the turbos could also be obstructed and/or have come loose. Any oil on the garage floor?
That "dentist drill" noise could signal turbo failure. You didn't mention how the vehicle is running. Also, turbos have to be replaced in pairs. $$$$$$
#478 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 turbo [scubadave]
Jul 18, 2005 (4:28 pm)
It is likely a fan problem. I had to replace an aux fan component (under warranty) - siren noise went away (on the allroad, which has since been returned off lease). May want to search on audiworld - quite a few siren-noise postings - many fan-related, some turbo problems.
#479 of 1402 Re: 2002 A6 avant 60k [magoman]
Jul 19, 2005 (8:15 am)
a totally unreliable car; great ride, comfort. looks, acceleration, mileage; the 2003 isn't any better - RPL
#480 of 1402 ignition switch???
Jul 20, 2005 (12:37 pm)
my headlights, air conditioner, turn signals, winshield wipers, and horn all do not work at the same time... the corner lamps light up, and for me to drive at night, i have to pull back on the high beams to have light to annoy opposing drivers... i'm not sure what the problem is... i've been told that it might be the ignition switch??? i don't know... the problem happened once in the past, but worked fine after a day or so... but now it doesn't work, with it working once for a few hours the other day... what problem could this be? if anyone knows, please reply! i will greatly appreciate this!!!
#482 of 1402 Re: Your Dealer May Be Wrong [jodar]
Jul 21, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Brake rotors have been practically THE ONLY issue I have ever had with our 28 Audis since 1977.
My 2000+2001 A6 4.2's combined had the rotors replaced 9 times (free).
My 2003 allroad was turned in with 46,000 miles on it and original everything (insofar as the brakes were concerned.)
My 2005 A6, at 2,000 miles has the best brakes of any Audi I have ever had and may have the best brakes of any car, period, I have ever known.
The 1998 - 2002 A6 based cars seemed to be fraught with terrible rotors. Even my 1997 A8 went through two sets (also free).
Oh, I forgot -- the other item that seemed to be unreliable and expensive (but always paid for) was the power steering column -- my A8 had three of them, my first A6 4.2, one and my 2001 A6 4.2, two.
I see that the Audi Advantage has been dumbed down -- Mercedes no longer offers free maintenance and BMW's program means, to me, NEVER EVER EVER buy a used one (15,000 oil change intervals --- please!)
These all inclusive warranty programs must've cost a fortune. Having said that, I think Mercedes gets around their current way of selling cars by offering the "Audi Advantage" (from yesteryear) as an extra cost option.
Frankly, I'd be happy to pony up a little bit for the lack of the "$80 wiper blades" and the $400 rotors, etc.
My understanding is that you can get ONE set of replacement rotors (within the first 12 months) then it is considered wear and tear.
Even the new Audi Advantage won't cover wiper blades after 12 months. Gone are the days of three new sets of wiper blades annually. I don't know about your experience with German cars, but every little thing on them is BREATHTAKINGLY expensive!
I love Audis, despite some of the horror stories here -- but the ONLY way to afford any European car (based on what you read) is to lease them regularly -- and never buy them. Kinda like computers -- my customers are always planning their new replacement IBM servers (and 99.9% of them are leased).
I read that Audi is at a point where nearly 1/2 of its customers lease. I suspect this is true for BMW and Mercedes, too.
You've been warned.