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#882 of 1402 Audi Missed Recall On A6 Leads To Fire
Jun 06, 2007 (10:04 am)
Beware Audi 1999 A6 Owners: On May 2nd My Car Was Scheudled For Service. I Indicated To The Audi Service Department That My Car Had A Very Strong Penetrating Sulfur Smell Coming From The Inside W/wo The Ac On. I Received The Car Back On May 9th. A Week Later On May 16 The Car Caught Fire While Driving And I Barely Made It Out Of The Car. I Watched The Car Burn Completely. Some Days Later I Found Out That There Was A Recall Initiated In July 2004. The Service Department For Audi Missed The Recall. I Had Never Taken The Car Anywhere Else Since It Was Purchased. How Could This Have Happened? In Good Faith I Contacted Audi Regarding This Matter And Requsted A Replacement Of My Vehcile. A Fair Request For Having Put My Life In Danger. At First, They Stated They Had Performed The Recall. After Further Review They Accepted The Liability. My Life Was Placed In Danger Due To Audi's Negligence. The Way This Has Been Handled Is Unprofessional And Completely Unacceptable. I've Advised All My Friends And Families Of Audi's Bad Business Practice. They Are In Shock Over This. I Have Been An Advocate Of Audi Now For Almost Eight Years But After This Its Clear That The Manufacturer And Its Agents That Handles These Type Of Situations Are Conducting Bad Business Ethics. Please Be Aware Of All Recalls In Particular To Those That Have To Do With The Electrical System. This Is A True Story. I Tried To Resolve This With Audi Directly But Unfortunately It Has Come To Taking This To The Next Level. I warn all Audi drivers to review the recalls for the Audi 1999 A6. I was a loyal and dedicated Audi owner who serviced the car three-four times a year since I purchased back in 1999. The way this situation was handled has made it very difficult for me to consider another Audi.
#883 of 1402 Dealer can't fix smart key problem
Jun 28, 2007 (4:09 pm)
My dealer has a bunch of idiot who can't figure out how to fix the problems with my smart/advanced key. It will no longer work to do anything, be it unlock doors or start the engine. I can't even get the remote buttons to work. The dealer refuses to replace my key. I figure the key must be dead or something. Anyone know how to replace the battery inside the key?
#884 of 1402 Re: Dealer can't fix smart key problem [g8summit]
Jun 29, 2007 (7:14 am)
Pop it open, install new battery. You can get the battery nearly anywhere (typical CR2025 battery IIRC).
If you have MMI, you may want to have them check the code. My neighbor had a similar problem and they reflashed his MMI and did something to it. But his battery died about 5 months later. He asked me to change it.
#885 of 1402 A6 with passenger window malfunction
Jun 28, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I have a 1997 A6 quattro. The front passenger window has started to lower randomly on its own. It may go down an inch or all the way down. Sometimes you can't roll it up. Is there a common cause for this issue?
#886 of 1402 Re: Thinking about purchasing a 2001 a6 2.7, or 1998 a6 2.8 (both quattro) [bcurrier]
Jun 29, 2007 (6:31 pm)
I have a 97 a6 quattro. I bought it at a reasonable price but have put a considerable amount into it. Front CV joints, rear brakes, new brake lines at the wheels.... every time I take it to the Audi dealer they want to do something to it. the last time they wanted to flush the brake system. All repairs are expensive. Be cautious.
#887 of 1402 To all of you considering buying an Audi - I wouldn't recommend it
Jul 02, 2007 (6:27 pm)
If I were to do it again, I would not buy an Audi. After 31k miles the transmission on my A6 went (believe me that is an expensive repair). Many of the above posters who are experiencing vibrating and/or shudders, beware as that is the warning signal I first experienced before it deteriorated to this. I repeatedly brought it to the dealer and they never could find anything, until my car was out of warranty, of course. I regularly service my Audi and treat it like a baby. I would never buy such a poorly made and expensive car again.
#888 of 1402 Re: To all of you considering buying an Audi - I wouldn't recommend it [ezhfjs]
Jul 03, 2007 (9:23 am)
Can you elaborate on the shuddering/vibration? Was this straight line or did it occur when turning?
#889 of 1402 Re: To all of you considering buying an Audi - I wouldn't recommend it [ezh
Jul 03, 2007 (11:12 am)
That's wild! Your transmission failed at 31,000 miles?! And it was out of warranty? That means it was driven very little over the 4 years of warranty (less than 7700 miles/year).
If this is true, I would certainly talk to AOA about this and see if an audi specialist can help you. If you have documentation of bringing it in for problems that eventually were found to be the transmission, they would have no recourse but to pay for the new transmission.
As I said, this is incredibly odd to have the transmission fail at 31,000 miles, and your car certainly is an anomaly to the standard quality of the brand.
#890 of 1402 Resetting Radio w/o Code
Jul 11, 2007 (1:06 pm)
I own a 1997 A6 quattro with 115k miles. It's been sitting in my garage since last April and the battery has died. I can install the new battery but the radio will be in SAFE mode. I don't have the radio car with the code. Is there any way to reset the radio without going back to a dealer? There is no Audi dealer anywhere near Poughkeepsie. Last time I needed an Audi dealer I went to the one in Manhattan and they ripped me off big time.
#891 of 1402 Re: Resetting Radio w/o Code [petronio]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:54 am)
If I remember correctly, you just need to know the radio code to enter to get it out of safe mode. It was given to me when I bought my car and I put it in the owner's manual.