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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,333 miles

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2001 Audi A6 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012013


  • 104,000 miles


Transmission went out at 104,000 miles. This seems to be a common problem on Audi's. the car was a $55000 car! I ended up selling it for parts, as the cost of a new transmission was more than the market value. I will never buy Audi again.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #2

Feb 262009


  • 80,000 miles
My 2006 Audi A-6 cvt jerks on start-up or will not engage for several seconds and then leaps fprward. Dealer says there is a problem but does not report what the problem could be.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #1

Sep 192003

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
Problems with transmission failure. The drain holes were not apart of the 20K miles maintenance. The consumer learned that the plenum chamber cover should have been removed during maintenance at which time any evidence of debris would have been obvious to the technician. The problem was due to water damage under the cowl, which destroyed the transmission computer.

- Newton, MA, USA

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