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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,500 miles

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1998 Audi A6 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


1) traveling southbound on route 28 in sterling, Virginia between sterling rd and old ox rd (route 606) at 8:25 pm on August 18, 2004. 2) both passenger side side impact airbags exploded without any impact (or accident) of anykind occuring. Driver (myself) maintained control of the vehicle in moderately heavey traffic and pulled the car over when safe at dulles international airport. 3) problem reported to Audi usa customer service on 8/19/04. No response from Audi as of today.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072004

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 50-55 mph consumer noticed smoke coming out of driver's air bag. Consumer immediately pulled over, turned the engine off and out, and within two minutes vehicle was on fire.

- Pomona, NY, USA

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