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#921 of 1407 2003 A6 Motor Mount had to be replaced at 40K!
Sep 09, 2007 (9:31 am)
My 2003 A6 was feeling soft around corners and over bumps so I had my dealer look into it during a recent oil change. He said that 1 of the 3 motor mounts was 'blown' and needed to be replaced. My A6 has only 40K miles on it and is in tip top shape otherwise. Is this a common problem on a car only 4 years old with 40K miles? I plan to call Audi to see if they will give me relief on this since it's only been out of warranty for 9 months. Thanks!
#922 of 1407 A/C Heat- Cereal
Sep 10, 2007 (1:10 pm)
just seeing if you had any luck with your a/c issue
#923 of 1407 Re: Grinding/bumping noise - 2005 A6 quattro [erickpl]
Sep 14, 2007 (9:39 am)
Did you figure out this problem? I have a 2005 A6 4.2 and it has had a vibrating/grinding noise that begins at 40MPH and has been occurring for 10 months. Recently, when I am going slightly uphill the entire car shudders. That includes the steering wheel, dashboard, gearshift, all of it. This has happened across 2 sets of tires which have been balanced 3 times because the dealer(s) cannot figure out the issue at all.
I live in Northern Virginia and have had the car in to HBL like 6 times. They eventually said that the problem just cannot be fixed and gave me some mumbo jumbo about "harmonics" of the exhaust system. That was before the noticeable shuddering started.
Now, I'm not a car expert, but this happens when the car is in "D"rive. Yet when I change it to the "S"port mode right in the middle of the vibration and at the same speed, it goes away. In fact, I don't hear it in sport mode. So I have to believe there is an issue with the transmission or drivetrain. The shuddering is ridiculous. Everyone who gets in the car notices it and can't believe the dealer won't take the time to fix it.
I have then taken it to another dealer, Audi of Rockville in Maryland. They had it for the day yesterday and said that they could not find the problem or recreate it. But it happens all of the time on a slight to moderate uphill at 35 MPH plus (that's when the noticeable shuddering begins). I really don't know what to do at this point. The forums say that Audi Customer Care is terrible. I bought the car in February of 2005 so I don't think I have any recourse on lemon law. Let me know what you found!!!
#924 of 1407 Re: Grinding/bumping noise - 2005 A6 quattro [jsaaty]
Sep 14, 2007 (1:35 pm)
hope your keeping your paper work , and when you go in tell them you want to ride with the tech and possibly drive it , to help replicate that trouble , i will try and find a site on recalls that company put out it secret recall you might just try that it like at there discreation i think the dealer to say if there a recall or not , i would call customer care and get a file started a case number , have them set up your appointment , call them every day it not fixed once you get car back i got to know them all on my a 6 , i am not sure but also maybe contact your DMV talk to someone in auto inspection about this i hear that possible thing that car dealers and corporation hate , could send letter with copy of all your service order a brief but consise letter of what you tryed and bull answer your getting and how you feel unsafe in this car send it certified to your consumer affairs, In md it our attorney general office not sure in Va, i will tell you there is nothing but argonace when dealing beyond customer care at audi , Audi should not be allowed to use that Fraze CUSTOMER CARE or there definition is different then what is in Webster, Good luck
#925 of 1407 My 1995 A5 will not turn over
Sep 23, 2007 (6:32 am)
I just got back from the store my car ran fine. 10 min later I go to start the car and it is dead... Battery is great all lights, locks and work but it does not want to crank.. Can you give me a suggestion..
#926 of 1407 Re: My 1995 A5 will not turn over [djtommy]
Sep 23, 2007 (10:33 am)
Check the starter.
#927 of 1407 Re: My 1995 A5 will not turn over [kgary]
Sep 23, 2007 (3:53 pm)
Thanks I will do that.. But I was wondering if it is in the security system.. Had no problems with the starter but I will check..
#928 of 1407 2004 A6 problems
Oct 11, 2007 (4:46 am)
Just bought a used 04 A6 from Easterns Motors in Northern VA. The second day it didn't start and they replaced the battery. Now the whole car vibrates while in first gear and upshifting from 3rd to 4th, and the check engine light is on, and it smells like its overheating although the temp gauge doesn't indicate it. Any similar problems or advice?
Oct 11, 2007 (4:58 am)
if you just bought that car from a dealer i would call your consumer protection and see if you can return it and get your money back , welcome to world of 4 rings of hell , if you see a 06 A6 with 4.2 in canyon red out on the lot low mileage and loaded with option just look at it don't buy it it was probably mine , serious get out of that car there no help from audi
#930 of 1407 Re: 2004 A6 problems [jgurrala]
Oct 11, 2007 (1:18 pm)
I faced a very similar problem with my 2005 Audi A6 (different platform, but similar issues). Took it to the dealer like 3 times and then I had to figure out the issue myself. Here's what you do:
Go to audiforums.com
Go to the TSB's. You will see the link at the very top of the page under the headline banner. These are Audi's technical service bulletins and they usually uncover most of these types of issues. Turns out my dealer must not have read them because I found 2 TSBs that exactly addressed my issue, I printed them and left them on the seat for the technician to review, and he fixed the car perfectly. Runs like new now.
Here's the link for the TSB for your car. Make sure you copy this whole link into your browser. I found 2 particular TSBs that might be of help:
Take a look at any of the TSBs that begin with "Power Train". They aren't very descriptive on the site but there is a number associated with your TSB and any Audi technician can look it up and see what the recommended solution is.
That's just my 2 cents, but the TSBs on my car told them EXACTLY the issues. Turns out that the '05 A6 came with the wrong fluid in the automatic transmission. My car started to vibrate violently when it was shifting up gears. They replaced the tranny fluid with the proper new Audi fluid and the car runs like a charm.
There was a second issue of a vibration in the rear. TSB told them to properly balance the transaxle or something like that. They did it and voila. Worked.