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#833 of 1402 Audi A6 1999 - Concurrent heat, headlight, wiper problem
Jan 21, 2007 (11:18 pm)
I have an Audi A6 1999. I have noticed that whenever it sits outside for more than a couple of hours in the below freezing temperature, the heater, the outside lights (headlight/blinkers) and the windshield wipers do not work. For now, the only way to get it to work seems to be to drive it around until something happens (just idling does not accomplish this feat) and the headlights come on, at which time the wipers and the heater all turn on at the same time. Inside panel lights are turned on throughout this ordeal. Problematic especially at night, when it's colder and there is no headlight! Any ideas? Thanks,
#834 of 1402 Re: Audi A6 CVT gearbox [garth1]
Jan 25, 2007 (10:44 am)
Has anyone had any joy with Audi re this?
I bought an '03 A6 2.5TDi previously owned by Leaseplan UK. When purchased the car had a full service history (recommended 40K mile service done at 38K). At just over 48K miles the gearbox failed and was lifted to my local garage where I was told the box had 'exploded'. I rang the local dealers and was told to take it in. There I was told they would strip the box down and send a report to Audi to see if they would, as the car is out of warranty, contribute to to the cost of a new box. Gearbox was stripped and the guy that did it said he had never seen a box in that condition. Audi have today rung me saying that they are not prepared to show goodwill in this case, which in all fairness they are not legally bound to as the car is now out of warranty.
However my argument is that the car has been serviced as per Audi recommendation and is not due another gearbox oil change until 78K. It is only 10K since last oil change and that this looks as so it is a common fault with the design/durability of the box.
I am now arguing the toss with Audi and have told them that warranty or not I want a new box, I have been told by my local garage that if I kick up enough stink they'll replace it so I'll let you know what goes on
#835 of 1402 '99 A6 Avant 115k miles
Feb 06, 2007 (3:56 pm)
I'm considering buying that car for $9000. As far as I can tell it looks ok RIGHT NOW. But what are the experiences here about what the future will bring? It's the 2.8l engine with tip-tronic. Is the tranny likely to fail soon or is there any other 'typical' problem that might come up for this model of that age ?
#836 of 1402 2007 A6 CVT shudders
Feb 07, 2007 (11:02 am)
new 2007 A6 shudders when given gas from complete stop. Have taken in to dealership 4 or 5 times. Each time, tech who test drives says it doesn't sound right. Yet each time answer comes back, normal operation of CVT. One time, they rebooted computer of engine (dealer won't document that in writing), didnt' fix problem. Took to level of TFM. Was able to duplicate shudder. Test drive brand new 2007 A6 CVT off the lot. NO SHUDDER AT ALL. TFM downloaded information off computer, ran tests, came back said normal "characteristic" of cvt engine. Anyone else had this experience? thanks!
#837 of 1402 Re: 06 A6 CVT Reverse gear problem! anyone? [westham]
Feb 07, 2007 (11:03 am)
I've just posted a new message (1st one) about my car that shudders. I also have a delay/hesitation when in drive or reverse w/2007 A6 CVT
Feb 13, 2007 (6:54 pm)
I have two problems i don't know how to fix.
1. how do you change your ECT Sensor, how much and where do you buy.
2. Bank 1 AIR Flow Too Low
Bank 2 AIR Restricted Flow
How do you fix those two error codes?
#839 of 1402 Re: squeaks on Audi A6 2005 [stockrad]
Feb 14, 2007 (9:37 pm)
I have what sounds like the same squeak on my 2006 A6 3.2, it's usually when I go over broad speed bumps. I haven't taken it in to get diagnosed yet. Did you ever figure out the source of yours?
#840 of 1402 Ticking sound 06 A6 3.2
Feb 19, 2007 (11:33 am)
Hi all -
Anyone else have this happening? When I accelerate, I hear a ticking sound from the engine. Kind of like an old car used to sound when it was low on oil. I'm told by my dealer that this is the fuel injectors and is a normal sound relating to the FSI system? No performance issues, just loud and chinsy sounding in my opinion. Any others have this problem?
#841 of 1402 Re: Ticking sound 06 A6 3.2 [halofan]
Feb 19, 2007 (11:39 am)
I personally don't have this and doubt it is the "FSI" excuse. I'd either take it to another dealership or to a good independent repairman. Have the indie diagnose the problem and then take it back to the dealership to have them do the repairs if necessary.
#842 of 1402 Buy used 2004 A6 3.0 or 2.7?
Feb 23, 2007 (2:47 pm)
Over the years, my cars have all been Japanese.... this time considering a used Audi instead. Love the look of the car, a little scared that reliability seems to be an issue. Any thoughts on a 3.0 v 2.7 ? I am targeting a car with around 30,000 miles, automatic, quattro, sedan. I drive relatively few miles/year--around 10,000, mostly city. Thanks.