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1997 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082008


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1997 Audi A6, vehicle caught fire. According to the police report, the fire appeared to have started in the battery compartment located underneath the right seat of the vehicle. Ohio traffic report # 10-0327-89

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 282001

A6 4WD

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Battery under rear seat shorted due to malfunction or contact with wires on bottom of seat cushion due to inadequate clearance between battery and cushion. Fire preceeded by lights flashing on and off and moon roof opening and closing. Smoke came up from under rear seat where my 14 year old daughter was seated. Fire extinguished probably due to lack of 0xygen. Dealer reports mechanic has seen prior case similar.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 231998

A6 4WD

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Numerous electrical failures and malfunctions including replacement of ignition switch, 2 batteries, 2 alternators, A/C fan relays and fans, numerous wiring "reroutes"; problems still exist. Car looses electrical power while driving without warning. Cannot be restarted.

- Venice, FL, USA

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