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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #6

May 262006

A6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tie rods in the steering systems are damaged. Audi claims they had a recall on these rods and that the previous owner of the car had the service completed back in 2000. Yet, I still have problems now in 2006. I wonder if the fix Audi implemented is really effective or not.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 302005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Audi. The contact noticed noise in front suspension, play steering, looseness in steering, tire wear, and recall on lower control arm. During that recall realized also needed to replace the upper control arms. Took it to mechanic, where he was told that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced. Suggested that it was all related.he told consumer that a recall was on the tie rod end. Audi claimed this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. There was no recall on the upper control arms they referred him to the dealership for service. The dealership told consumer that because the vehicle was out of warranty Audi would not do the repairs. No crashes. No police report. No crashes. No injuries.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 242005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Airbag warning light stayed on after the engine started - diagnostics conducted at a Audi dealership. Customer informed by service department that the airbag unit is faulty and whole unit needs to be changed (cost quosted $800) - also informed "need" left tie rod end (previous similar complaint regarding tie rod on NHTSA web site)

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 082004

A6

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After recall 99V248000 concerning tie rod failure. After recall repairs were done the problem recurred. Dealership was notified, but would not repair free of charge again.

- Kasota, MN, USA

problem #2

Oct 162002

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Tie rods are loose and worn out, allowing dust to enter into mechanism. A recall has been issued on vehicle's make and model; however, this vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 132001

(reported on)

A6

  • miles
Tie rods are loose and worn out, allowing dust to enter into mechanism. A recall has been issued on vehicle's make and model; however, this vehicle is not included due to VIN.

- Lincolnshire, IL, USA

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