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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,140 miles

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2001 Audi A6 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 082013

A6 6-cyl

  • 127,300 miles

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

I parked my car Friday night when I came from work. I woke up Saturday morning I had a flood in my passenger side front and back I checked all windows was shut so I went to mech and he says with this model from 2001 to 2004 he seen this problem a lot it's a clogged drain so he said its a default on Audi.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

May 212007

A6 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Hi Audi 2001 A6 atq 2.8L quattro. Can you investigate the material used on the coolant and windshield wiper reservoirs as I had them crack twice. Also, I brought my car in asked that all recall work be done, I want to be assured that the sensor warranty work was done on the engine coolant temp sensor, oil leaks in upper engine, 3 way catalyst dtc codes sensor as I am getting a check engine light and have already spent over $900 to repair this. Can I get the vacuum hose and tire information as well. I am concerned there are maintenance items which are on your list that my dealer has not performed that I have requested.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Apr 262008

A6

  • 102,000 miles
Heavy rains cause flooding in passenger footwell and damage to tcm.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,262 miles
The consumer was going about 50 mph when she was involved in an accident. Vehicle a pulled in front of vehicle B and stopped short, forcing vehicle B to rear end vehicle a. in the process, the air bags failed to deploy. Owner contacted the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was not hit at the right angle to activate the air bags. The emergency lights flashed intermittently and the next day the vehicle would not start, the power unit beneath the floor board was soaking wet and had shorted out, the console under the gear shift was so hot that it could not be touched, there was an oil leak.

- Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

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