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2001 Audi A6 engine problems

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 082002


  • miles


While driving with no indication had no indication of oil leaking from engine. Dealer notified. Cause unknown.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012002

A6 4WD

  • miles
This is the second A6-4.2 that has this problem. The car dumps all power from slow speeds. Imagine pulling out into traffic from a side street or onramp and turning the ignition off. Audi replaced my first A6 because of this problem and now according to the service managers at the dealership has numerous other 2000 and 2001 A6's and A8's with the 4.2 engine that are experiencing this problem. It 's only a matter of time before there is going to be a horrendous T-bone or rear-end crash with these cars. According to the dealership, Audi knew that these cars have this problem when they took back my original A6 and sold me the second one. The Audi zone mgr asked the service rep why the heck they sold me another one. This is a relatively expensive and rare car but they continued to sell them after knowing full well that there is a serious flaw in the ECM and throttle combo that more than likely will cause serious accidents. After 5 weeks of phone calls to Audi cust relations in Michigan I have given up and will have to get legal help. I have implored them to take the car back due to the safety issues and cust relations has played run-around without giving me any answers up to this point today. The most astounding point to this is that I have purchase 6 or 7 Audi's over the years and 4 new VW's for my kids in the past 6 years and they absolutely don't care if I get hurt or killed in this car! this model car with this engine will kill someone if they don't do a recall to fix this problem asap. I guess they are relying on the airbags saving their customers

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the transmission is inoperative, when putting vehicle in drive it will move 15 - 20 feet then it will stop for about 4 seconds, then vehicle will accelerate, vehicle was taken into dealer, the vehicle is not consistent in selecting the starting gear, sometimes starting fast at other times, slow, the speedometer is not visible in direct sunlight, even with sunshdes on, consumer also stated the vehicle stalls.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jan 122001


  • miles
Vehicle will intermittently hesitate at low speed; vehicle has been at dealer on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Provide any further information.

- New City, NY, USA

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