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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,846 miles

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2001 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 032008

A6 6-cyl

  • miles

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

I have a 2001 Audi A6 quattro 2.8L with P1411 and P1423 dtc codes. I am hearing it is a vacuum hose or combi value problems from what I am reading, common to this model, but I have had several mechanics look at it and not want to tackle it. In a recent forum I was told many of the items I have listed were recall items-including vacuum hoses. Yes, many were, there was even a law suit with Audi, that Audi denied my claim and paid several on. I appealed and they did not respond and did not define why they refused to cover it. Audi still has yet to cover the vehicle in the professional manner I expected. My life burdens are enough, I do not need a car manufacturer or dealer to yank me around, the vehicle now has 205,000 miles, because I paid outrageous car repairs on it. I feel Audi is a good car, but fixing things on it that should be covered under recalls and service warranties is not happening. Do I really have to sue to get results, this is ridiculous! I have experienced check engine light, failed emissions testing, headlight problems, issues with water in lenses and mirrors, turn signal issues, I have had problems with my fuel line, replaced tie rods, and ABS brake light signals after brake repair. I am hoping NHTSA can shed some light and assist me with rectifying my car situation possibly. I have been dealing with these issues for many years now and I am hopeful to receive some relief.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 012010

A6 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Center display lcd panel in instrument cluster fades out particularly in warm weather and the information it provides cannot be read. Since some of the information shown in this display is important for safe operation of vehicle the failure of the display to be adequately legible is a safety hazard.

- Shelburne, VT, USA

problem #3

Feb 052011

A6

  • 87,522 miles
I own a 2001 Audi A6 quattro. The driver information system has faded to a point N which it is no longer readable. Since all of the diagnostic information if displayed through this system I am afraid damage to my vehicle may occur.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010

A6

  • 116,706 miles
2001 Audi A6. Left headlight assembly wires shorted against frame and ignited a fire. Car was parked and off. Headlight switch in off position. Car was inspected for electrical leaks the week prior.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 302005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The consumer's car caught on fire. Prior to the fire there was an electrical system recall (04V1233000) which could result in a fire, this recall was complete prior to the fire. While driving the car it started to smoke heavily and smoke came through the vents. The consumer saw fire in the vents on the drivers side. The consumer pulled of the road and stopped the car and call 911. There were no warning lights or prior warning to this fire. Insurance company is investigating and do not have the report. Coolant bottle leaked, third brake light bulb blew out.

- North Salem , NY, USA

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