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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Audi A6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


1998 Audi A6 with 130,000 miles; ABS/brake lights on dash illuminate with piercing tones, first intermittently, now upon startup and drive off. Manual states this is an emergency situation, and driver could possibly lose control of vehicle. Dealer states repairs $1500+ for complete ABS replacement...Audi owner forums include many others with identical other repair options were offered by the dealer.

- Oxford, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 252005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ABS braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Driver noticed that while applying the brakes the pedal went to floor, slowing down and then stopping. Driver took vehicle to the dealer, and the mechanic placed the vehicle on a diagnostic machine, and determined that the ABS control unit module needed to be replaced.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
ABS computer malfunctioned. Searched internet and found many similar problems with other owners of simiilar cars.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 112005

(reported on)

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle's ABS controller failed after less than 70000 miles. The consumer requested assistance from the manufacturer but was denied.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
I own a 1998 Audi A6. This vehicle has been driven approx 75 000 miles. Several months ago the ABS control unit (brakes) failed. I was quoted a price of $1085 by the dealership where I purchased the vehicle. There are no used parts available. When I made an appoitment to have the unit replaced I was informed that Audi no longer manufactures the origional replacement part at a cost of $1085. Rather, Audi has remanufactured the replacement part and the new cost is approx $2000. I verified the cost of the remanufactured replacement part by calling a few dealerships. My complaint is that I believe that Audi recognized that the original part was defective and that once the ABS control unit failed it made ABS braking inoperable and therefore unsafe. Rather than recall the 1998 A6 to replace the defective ABS control unit, they allowed consumers to either drive with an unsafe control unit that could fail at any time ot pay almost $2000 to replace the defective part.

- Brewster, NY, USA

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