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#488 of 1408 NEVER buy an Audi!!!!
Aug 11, 2005 (12:22 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 1408 Re: 2000 A6 2.8 Quattro transmission problem [jcarver]
Aug 12, 2005 (1:12 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 1408 Re: Audi A6 turbo [d4bjd0]
Aug 12, 2005 (7:52 am)
Experienced the same problem, a piece of rubber became caught in the fan blades, must have been a $500.00 repair.
#491 of 1408 never thought I'd dump an A6.....
Aug 12, 2005 (2:07 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
#492 of 1408 Re: A6 cam seal leakage [marleybarr]
Aug 17, 2005 (5:51 pm)
I had this same issue as well with my 2001 2.7T. The mechanic said it was the "camshaft chain tensioner gaskets." Cost me over $1200 to replace a $20 part. Why does Audi design the engines such that simple repairs require the whole thing be disassembled?
#493 of 1408 Cold start shudders
Aug 17, 2005 (5:54 pm)
My problem: when starting the car 'cold' - i.e. it hasn't been started in the last 12 hours or so, not that the temperature is cold - the engine shudders and gasps, like there's something obstructing the fuel injector. If I rev the engine for a second it catches, and the problem goes away.
My mechanic said that Audi has a technical service bulletin on this, and that it recommends checking the temperature sensor as well as replacing the spark plugs and fuel injectors. This will cost in the vicinity of $2000, which is way more than I will spend to fix a problem I can live with. The issue is that I would like to sell the car, and I'm afraid this may make it unsaleable.
Anyone else have this issue, and come up with any economical fixes?
#494 of 1408 MP3 Problem and solution
Aug 18, 2005 (3:52 pm)
If you have one of the newer Audis with the SD card based music system for playing MP3 files you may have noticed that some songs play and some don't. This is a result of some incompatabilites between standard MP3 file formats and the Audi. I have written a program which fixes the files so that they all play you can download the program from Audi file cleanup program enjoy!
#495 of 1408 Problem WIth Bluetooth Compatibility
Aug 18, 2005 (4:47 pm)
I have Sprint PCS and have the older Sony Ericsson T608 Bluetooth phone. I can dial calls on my cellphone and when I push talk on cellphone, it works through cars speakers handsfree. I can hang up call from phone by pushing end or using end button on car. But, I can't get my phonebook into the cars system and system won't let me answer a call incoming from car...I have to push talk button on cellphone and then it's connected through cars speakers. Is this a compatibility issue? I went to the Audi site and they say T608 isn't proven for A6...I just figured if the phone is linking up to use speakerphone, it should do all other functions as well. Any help would be appreciated.
#496 of 1408 The Bottom Line With Audi from someone who knows.
Aug 20, 2005 (5:12 am)
You can fall in love with the car and continue to pour money into these vehicles only to find that the repairs mount successively upon each other or you can realize that the choice to stay with an Audi beyond its statistical lifespan is not a wise one, better to buy a new one, (obviously an option for those who can really afford these cars), or realize this nameplate is just for those who can afford them. I made the mistake of falling in love with my Audi 90, A4 and A6 4.2, which was recently sold BEFORE the fateful 50K appeared on the odometer. I finally learned that no matter how nicely a car drives, and how attractive it may be, it is only as good as its reliability....and any decision to extend the lifespan of a vehicle that costs so much to repair and breaks again, shortly after that repair, cannot be a vehicle one should ever consider to put in their garage bay. Unless, you are a multi millionaire who can afford to turn your car in every 3 years for a new one. Good luck to all who decide to pour dollar after dollar into these very attractive and seductive cars, but remember, I warned you,....... I was you..............now, I own a civic.
#497 of 1408 Re: A6 cam seal leakage [jim_mckeon]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:41 am)
Who do you think funds the new beautiful silver remodeled"aircraft hanger" Audi dealerships going up all over the country with a greeter who opens your car door as you pull into the service bay and guides you to the marbled service counter where an employee wearing a tie sitting behind a state of the art computer directs you the waiting area w/ leather couches, wide screen TV, coffee/beverages, internet/fax/phone and even a play area for the kids while AoA uses $1196.00 worth of labor to install a $4.00 gasket (their cost). Now you know why!