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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles

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2001 Audi A6 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182009


  • 137,000 miles


The air bag light was on couple of months and I checked with local repair shop. They told me the computer says the side driver's airbag has a problem and it won't deploy when I have an accident. I didn't fix it at that time. After 6 or 8 months, I was driving and stopped on signal. All of sudden, the side air bag deployed without any impact. I got injured from the air bag on my left arm. After that, I could see some smoke coming out of the cabin and smells something is burning. Right now, the car is in Audi dealer to be investigated.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
While driving 50 mph in a rain storm vehicle swerved and lost control, causing it to crash head on into a wall. Upon impact, none of the six air bags deployed. Two weeks later, consumer received a recall notice for the air bag electrical system. Driver sustained neck and back injuries.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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