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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Audi A6 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 132004

A6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


Consumer noticed water coming from underneath the passenger side seat from the heating docks. This occurred after vehicle was parked in the driveway in a rain storm over night. Dealership indicated that this occurred because the drain located under the battery compartment, under the hood, got blocked up and water backed up into the cabin of the vehicle through the heating docks. This resulted in the transmission being submerged in water.

- Center Lovell, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 162003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Interior and exterior door handles of the two front doors occasionally fail to unlatch the door around 10% of the time. Pulling on the door handle doesn't do anything - the door latch does not disengage. Locking and unlocking the door doesn't help. After several repeated attempts on the handle it may finally successfully unlatch the door. Sometimes it may also open from the opposite door handle (e.g. if the interior handle is not working, the exterior handle may work).

- Bellevue, WA, USA

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