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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#482 of 1404 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.
#483 of 1404 Re: Your Dealer May Be Wrong [markcincinnati]
Jul 21, 2005 (5:16 pm)
Where does it say that about wiper blades only being replaced once. I believe you but if they were going to cut something out, that's a cheap one to leave out.
#484 of 1404 steering wheel moans on right turns
Aug 02, 2005 (8:06 pm)
What gives? On my 2001 A6 wagon the steering wheel moans when I turn to the right. It goes away when the car is warm. Should I be concerned? I checked the steering fuild and it is ok
#485 of 1404 Fluid Leaking
Aug 03, 2005 (2:48 pm)
I seem to have a clear/oily fluid leaking from about the middle of my 1999 A6 Quad between the dual mufflers. I don't have access to a lift and the dealer says noting is leaking; yet there is a puddle under the car about 2 in in diameter everytime I move car. Any thoughts?
Aug 04, 2005 (6:05 pm)
My 2003 Audi A6 with 41K miles and no maintenance problems to date suddenly and without warning shut down while I was driving. Fortunately I was in jammed traffic at a light so no one hit me. The initial computer testing showed nothing and my car is now at the dealer for diagnosis and repair. This incident was so strange and potentially dangerous that I am concerned. Has anyone experienced a similar incident? Do this year and make have any history of this? Thanks, CMiraglia
#487 of 1404 2000 A6 2.8 Quattro transmission problem
Aug 11, 2005 (1:06 pm)
Does anyone know the source of this problem from these symptons? If so, what solution is recommended, and what are the approximate repair costs?
Check engine light is on.
Car after reversing will jolt suddenly when shifting to drive.
Car not shifting in automatic properly. First gear doesn't appear to work.
Tiptronic is not working.
Car has 58,000 miles and has these other unrelated problems. Driver window that sticks at 75% up then reverses, and rapid dashboard
#488 of 1404 NEVER buy an Audi!!!!
Aug 11, 2005 (1:22 pm)
This message is to warn any prospective Audi purchasers/leasers about my horrible Audi experience.
I have never had so many different and major problems with one car, as I have with my 2003 A6 2.7T. I have been back to the service department over 15 times for 12 different problems.
The horror story started at 1200 miles! I only have 20,000 miles on the car now. Although the following parts have been replaced, I am still having addition problems with the car: left front headlight, turn signal switch, headlight switch, central locking control-3X's, various emission sensors, engine temp sensor-2X's, both valve cover gaskets, both turbos-read remove engine, battery, starter, alternator, remote key batteries-2X's. I could go on and on. The car has been in the dealer's service department for a total of 41 days.
Before anyone preaches to me about calling Audi of America, the Better Business Bureau, or my local State District Attorney's office, forget it. It's all been done already, to no avail. I just missed the Lemon Law's limit of 18,000 miles/24 months.
I am writing this message to warn people who might be considering buying/leasing an Audi. DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!
Besides all of the problems I have experienced with the car, Audi of America has been totally apathetic regarding my situation. I had written a very comprehensive letter, including all the service documentation, and requested they either replace the car or terminate my lease because they could not furnish a vehicle free of defects for which I am paying.
I will NEVER buy/lease another Audi/VW/Porsche vehicle.
If anyone would like to discuss this matter further, feel free to contact me.
Oh, if anyone from Audi is reading this, as you had read my previous posts on Audiworld, you know what I want. Just terminate the lease. As most people would agree, it isn't asking too much.
#489 of 1404 Re: 2000 A6 2.8 Quattro transmission problem [jcarver]
Aug 12, 2005 (2:12 am)
jcarver - I have the 2001 2.7T w/6-speed so I can't address all your questions but two are pretty close to home. The sticky front window is very possibly a cracked window rail. These are nylon - mine cracked last winter and I had the same symptoms. I could get the window closed with a little push by hand. There are many reasons why the check engine light could come on - my service department old me there more than 1500. One common reason is a loose gas cap. Tightening the cap won't make the problem go away but another fill-up will do the trick. I also had a failed heat sensor that caused the light to come on.
#490 of 1404 Re: Audi A6 turbo [d4bjd0]
Aug 12, 2005 (8:52 am)
Experienced the same problem, a piece of rubber became caught in the fan blades, must have been a $500.00 repair.
#491 of 1404 never thought I'd dump an A6.....
Aug 12, 2005 (3:07 pm)
problems never end; service too expensive; left high & dry way too often
guess the most frequent trade-in for Infiniti in Hartford CT/Springfield MA: AUDI
tell Audi to take your car back or leave it there after a talk with your lawyer; a credit naughty? who cares if your credit is good; you can enter a rebuttal on your credit reports; secure your deal on a reliable car & dump the Audi