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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,100 miles

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2001 Audi A6 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 262009

A6

  • 80,000 miles

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

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 #9

Oct 062006

A6 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Transmission went out with now warning at 62,000 miles...it was very jolting and hard jerking of the vehicle.

- Issaquah , WA, USA

problem #8

Sep 152004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Transmission failure

- Hanover, MA, USA

problem #7

Mar 012005

A6 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Car hesitates when pulling from a stop. Hesitation appears to be transmission related. Transmission is Audi/zf tiptronic automatic. Hesitation is unpredictable, and can last for several seconds. I have had a number of near misses as I pulled into traffic and have had to quickly shift to reverse and get out of the way of oncoming vehicles. Audi states that their transmission is working as designed. I believe this because my research indicates this to be a know behavior of the tiptronic transmission as used in Audi and some Volkswagen vehicles. VW/Audi needs to fix this problem before someone gets seriously injured or killed.

- West Newbury, MA, USA

problem #6

Jun 152003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Vehicle exhibits delay from a stop when depressing the gas pedal. Very dangerous when crossing oncoming traffic.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 012002

(reported on)

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission/automatic - no response from gas pedal when attempting to accelerate from rolling stop. Car then high-revs and finally jerks forward, after an approximate 1-2 second delay.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 262002

(reported on)

A6

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer is upset because he had to have a brand new transmission replaced. After taking transmission to mechanic, he was told that he needed transmission replaced because it was not working properly. Also, it was hesitating at slow speeds, clumping when it was going in and out of 1st to 2nd gear. In addition, vehicle was revving at 6000 rpms before shifting into gear.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 102001

A6

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automobile slows up when going up a hill, it seem as if turbo is not functioning. Was told that it was transmission or turbo had a hole in it.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052001

A6

  • 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

Apr 302001

A6 4WD

  • miles
There were problems getting the parts needed to fix the transmission. Audi used my car to train mechanics, rather than replacing the entire transmission and get my car back to me in a timely manner. The wrong parts were ordered, when the right parts were ordered they were not machined to proper tollerances. The car was delivered missing crucial parts in the transmission!

- San Jose, CA, USA

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