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#505 of 1407 Re: 2001 A6 2.7 balancing/wheel/tire problems [mdavis1]
Aug 25, 2005 (12:00 pm)
I am in the same positon with my front end - I have had my brakes pads and rotors replaced / turned 6 times in the past one year since owning the vehicle - Audi says I am hard driving the car and this is why I am going through pads/rotors at this rate - please.
Also, my front end shakes at virtually every speed - funny, they told me my tires were not balanceable - tire store had no problem with the road force balancing to get them true to specs.. funny thing now is after I got my rotors replaced (again) the shake has left.. Audi says the brakes and the front end shake have nothing to do with each other..
#506 of 1407 Re: 2002 A6 avant 60k [rpl]
Aug 25, 2005 (12:47 pm)
my '01 A6 Avant (59k miles) is one of the best cars I've owned (30+ yrs. of driving).
Very reliable, still drives like new. Yes, repairs can be costly but you have a well engineered car that will run 150-200k miles with routine care. Other cars at that point are not nearly as solid as the high mileage Audis I've seen over the years.
Not cheap, but hardly bad cars. I'll take an Audi with 100k miles on it over a comparable Lexus or Infiniti or modern M-B any day.
#507 of 1407 Re: 2000 A6 2.7T Airbag light [kgary]
Aug 31, 2005 (10:05 am)
Well after one week, that's right 7 days, I have my car back. This time the center seatbelt receptacle was replaced. My dealer, McKenna Audi in Norwalk, CA. was very responsive to my concern over this latest problem, albeit a little slow in getting it repaired. I was told AoA was involved in the fix this time because it is the third such occurrence. I really missed my car, the Toyota Camry I had as a rental just didn't quite have it. Anyway, I hope this is the last I have seen of that Pesky AirBag light.
#508 of 1407 1998 A6 Trouble starting when warm
Aug 31, 2005 (11:10 am)
I have a 1998 A6 2.8L. Lately, the car will take 4 or 5 attempts before starting. This only occurs after the car has been driven and warmed and turned off. If the car has not been allowed to cool down it will not start easily. The check engine light will come on occasionally and then go off. When idling the car seems to putter and almost die at times. Any ideas?
#509 of 1407 2000 4.2L A6 Frustrating transmission trouble
Sep 13, 2005 (3:58 pm)
I just bought the audi no more than a month ago. With only 58,000 miles i was suprised when i was getting off the trurn-pike the other day and exiting the toll it seemed as if the transmission slipped. The gear selections on the screen inverted showing P R N D ect. in black outlined in red. I stopped turned it off and when it got to fourth gear did it again. And would not engage into another gear until i stoped and re-started. So i have been driving in first through thrid and dreading going to the dealer. Anyone know whats going on??
#510 of 1407 Re: 2000 4.2L A6 Frustrating transmission trouble [kevlarte]
Sep 14, 2005 (1:53 pm)
Hi ~ I am pretty sure this is the gear position sensor, it should be less then 200.00 to have a shop do it.
#511 of 1407 Need Advice on Wheels/Tires for 2005 A6 3.2
Sep 15, 2005 (7:01 am)
I am taking ownership of a new, 2005 A6 3.2 sedan this weekend. This will be my first Audi.
Here's my question and I would appreciate a quick answer if you have one. The car is coming with the 16" tires/wheels which I don't think look so great or drive so well. I am attracted to either the 17" wheel (my first choice) and the 18" wheel (my second choice). I am looking for a tire size that will offer improved performance but not at the expense of ride comfort or fuel economy. I like the look of the 17" Audi rims, and the size seems to be a good trade-off for the reasons mentioned above.
1. Wheels -- How can I buy Audi brand wheels without paying parts department price? The cost on these wheels (not tires) supposedly is $485 each x 5 wheels. The dealer will give me a total credit of $500 for the 16" wheels and tires. Do any of you know where I can find these Audi OEM wheels at a discount -- from a reputable source?
2. Tires -- From what I have read at TireRack, most of the 17" Michellin, Pirelli, Continental and Dunlop brand tires are NOT great. The dealer wants $210 per 17" tire -- OEM brand, whatever it is. He is perfectly happy to put on any tires I want, including those I purchase on my own.
Can anyone recommend a good tire/brand for Southern California application -- everyday driving, moderately spirited driving now and then? As mentioned earlier, comfort and noise are an issue. Handling is also important. Treadlife is a concern, though noise and comfort come first. On a related note, Falken tires enjoy a very good reputation (I am considering the Falken Ziex 245/45ZR-17 99Y B) They are sold at Discount Tire (tires.com) for $102.00 each.
FWIW: I am driving the Yokohama AVS-db2 on my Acura Legend now and am very happy at the price/performance trade off for an Ultra-high performance All Season tire. It's a good handling tire in its category.
Thanks in advance guys/gals!
#513 of 1407 Re: 2000 Audi A6 2.7T Airbag/Wiring Problem [marleybarr]
Sep 20, 2005 (11:40 am)
I totaled my car today 2000 2.7t, I hit a tractor trailer tire in the middle of the highway and lost control, I would say I hit the guard rail somewhere around 65mph. My question is why didnít the air bags deploy? The whole front end is pushed in and the entire passengers side is dinted in as well (to the point were I can not open the doors). Also the trunk of car is push up and out and the back bumper pushed in. I would think that with this much damage at that speed the air bags should of deployed. Any commits suggestions on how I can investigate a faulty system or the possibility that the bags we not even there? FYI. I am the third owner of this vehicle.
#514 of 1407 Re: 2000 Audi A6 2.7T Airbag/Wiring Problem [chriscosmo]
Sep 20, 2005 (12:52 pm)
Sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident. Was the "AIRBAG LIGHT" on in the dash (like my A6) before the accident?