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#22 of 46 2003 audi transmission
Jul 13, 2010 (6:27 pm)
i own an a6 3.0 liter. while this hasn't been the worst experience of my life (very close), it certainly hasn't been the best. just yesterday, the transmission went out. the quotes i'm gathering are between 2k and 5k to replace it. my question: is this even worth fixing? especially after reading many audi forums and articles, i don't feel confident this will be the last of the problems my audi will see. is this a defect with the transmission (seems to be)? if it is systemic, i want to note that i bought this from an audi dealer w/ 43k miles (one owner prior i was told) and it now only has 82k miles. should i fight w/ the dealer, who is a conglomerate (has a chevy, ford, kia, subaru, volvo, vw, dealer throughout the area) and push them to take the car back, pay the remaining loan balance (a few thousand dollars) and i simply go on w/ life and get a new car from one of their other outlets? i have no problem driving a ford, chevy, etc. i just don't feel confident with this vehicle, and i in no way, want to dump thousand more in it. what are some options i might not be considering? i'm looking for people that may have gone through this already. my friends are telling me to repair so i can sell it higher, keep driving it, etc., trade it in and cut my losses. i need some outside advice.
**i don't think they can understand the pain of owning this car. PLEASE HELP!!
PS - i've also put about $1000-2000 per year into maintaining this gem of a car so let's not forget about that assumption.
#23 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [dhallig]
Jul 13, 2010 (6:40 pm)
Hi - can you please give me your advice, i think i have the same car you do. i bought it at 40k miles from the dealer and it now has 83k. transmission just went out. i have a quote of about $1600 at a minimum to get it fixed - it will probably be about double that after they rip into the transmission and then my wallet. is it even worth it to get this done, or should i just cut my losses, try to sell it to a mechanic, get the loan as close to paid off as i can and move on from this experience? what is your advice? it seems that once this transmission is replaced, it's not going to run the same. is that your sentiment? any other excellent experiences you'd like to share would also be greatly appreciated. everyone i know also thinks this car is pretty much a joke as well. again, any advice you have would be appreciated. thanks!!!
#24 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [armani335i]
Jul 13, 2010 (7:53 pm)
Wow, I thought this was just my car. I've had this same exact problem and many others. I have a 2003 A6 FWD 3.0 Liter.
The transmission just went out yesterday, and I'm trying to solicit advice on what to do. At this point, I'm thinking of giving up on the car and starting over. Sell it to a mechanic or something...I don't know. Any advice? Greatly appreciated.
#25 of 46 Re: Known issues with the A6 CVT Transmission ? [brando124]
Jul 15, 2010 (9:15 pm)
I've read many forums that shares experiences on A6 CVTs and I have to tell you that this transmission is not the most reliable one out there. 82k miles on this transmission sound right. I heard CVTs are made for smaller displacement cars due to the fact that it can not withstand the tourque of bigger displacement cars. Audi kinda forced this transmission into 3.1 liter car, which probably is causing this short lifespan of the transmission. Transmission dying under 100k is just pathetic. Read up on them. Some are paying close to 10k for the replacement. With only 10k miles on the odometer, our car is jerking like a rodeo machine in the morning and too dangerous to have my wife and my daughter in the car.
BTW, my problem may not be directly linked to the CVT, but it is definitely making the situation worse. My wife's car is in the shop for over 10 days now without them being able to fix it.
#29 of 46 Audi A6 3.0 CVT transmission
Nov 12, 2010 (5:01 am)
I have an 2004 Audi A6 with the cvt transmission. This transmission has been nothing but a problem since we bought it. We had to have the control module replaced at 46,000. We have 72,000 miles on it and my wife noticed the bucking and jerking during initial acceleration. We found the motor mounts bad. A dirveshaft bad and the transmission had a problem. It cost us over $5000 for repairs. On the transmission the added two additional clutch plates. We now have 7 clutch plates. It made the car better but not great. Now we have a new problem and they are telling us that it will cost 7400 to replace the transmission. This has all occured in the last month. The car isn't worth fixing. I have also noticed that Audi has not stepped up to the plate in regards to this transmission. I would think there are enough problems for a class action suit.
#30 of 46 Audi A6 Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Nov 19, 2010 (4:12 pm)
I have a 2002 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro with only 66,000 miles on it and have just been advised by my dealer that I need a new transmission. I just had both (passenger and driver sides) catalytic converters replaced last week. I have been getting estimates between 3,500 and 3,800 to replace the transmission. It does not make sense to me that a vehicle (even this age) with this low mileage would require a new transmission. I am looking at getting rid of this car because I no longer have confidence in the brand or the dealers. I agree that Audi should step up and handle these issues with a recall. I googled "Audi Transmission Problems" and apparently the new Audi's are having transmission problems as well, but Audi did recall those.
#31 of 46 Re: Audi A6 Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) [ladyink01]
Feb 02, 2011 (12:46 pm)
I have an 2002 Audi A6 3.0L CVT and the same this is happening to me..The car starts to decelerate when I'm pressing down on the gas, and my mechanic says it's a internal failure, and recommends replacing the WHOLE transmission. That's 7K!!!
He says that even if he replaces the transmission module ($3500), that is a temp fix and would only last a few months. Audi knows about these problems and wont recall the transmissions.. What mechanic are you all going to??? Any recs in LOS ANGELES???