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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 142008

A6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Audi A6. The contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 03V143000 (tires). He called NHTSA to file a complaint regarding the potential for a failure. There had been no failure to date. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 91,000.

- Sedro Woolley , WA, USA

problem #8

Sep 012002

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer repaired the tires due to recall. The manufacturer stated they won't reimburse for the replacement tire because the damage occurred prior to 12/16/2002. The manufacturer also said that it was the date given by NHTSA. The consumer stated the tire ruptured while driving and apparently the side of the tire failed and sudden pressure lost caused the wheel to come in direct contact with the pavement, the tire and the wheel had to be replaced.

- Clive, IA, USA

problem #7

Feb 092004

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer experience three tire changes within the first year of the lease. Two tire blow outs occurred with mxv4 tire equipment.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 052004


  • miles


This is in reference to the Audi recall referencing replacement of tires to meet axle weight of vehicle. NHTSA campaign id no 225/45 R17 91Y were to be replaced by 225/45 R17 94W. In Nov 03 took vehicle to the Audi phil long dealership in Colorado springs to meet compliance per recall letter. Dealership took the performance "all season" tires off the vehicle and replaced three tires with 225/45 94W performance "summer" tires and one tire with a 225/45 91Y performance summer tire. First by looking at the specs of the tires they installed they partially met the recall criteria. Secondly, by choosing to take the original performance "all season" tires off the vehicle in the present winter season and replacing them with a performance "summer" tire without telling me (the consumer) of the type of tires they installed and sending me on my way assuring me that my safety concerns with the recall had been met, both Audi usa, and Audi phil long dealership configured the vehicle to be unsafe for normal operation. The recall criteria was not met, additionally by taking away the all season tires and replacing them with summer tires in winter season without advising the consumer prior to releasing the vehicle generated a new hazard. As a result the vehicle handling characteristics changed, vehicle did not respond as driver was accustomed prior to recall, and as a result during icy road conditions the vehicle slid and suffered damages. Audi usa does not accept responsibility, nor phil long dealership. The recall attempted to meet one hazard, and by the choice of tires chosen as replacement without consideration of vehicle location, and failure to advise consumer of replacement tires specifications and limitations generated a greater hazard.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 102003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
All four original tires were replaced by the consumer at 14,500 miles. The tire dealer provided 50% on the second set of tires and at 25,000 miles, the tires needed to be replaced again. Pirelli, size# P225/55R17. The consumer noticed that the tires were nearly worn with hardly enough tread remaining. (model/allroad)

- Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA

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problem #4

Nov 052003

(reported on)

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner is very unhappy with the arrangements that Audi is making in reference to a recall involving tires which are the wrong size. Dealership is asking owners to make an appointment first, come in and let the dealership view the tires, then ask them to leave the car for several hours while they order the tires to replace those that warrant an exchange. There is no cost to the consumer. However, time wise it is an inconvenience. The tires were being replaced.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 112003


  • 36,400 miles


While driving 35 to 40 mph, right front tire went flat. Upon inspection it was observed that sidewall had cracked and separated from tread along the entire inside circumference. This is the second time that this has occurred on this car. The first separation occurred at approximately 26,000 miles (complaint ODI 769362) while this one occurred at 36,000 miles.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 312002

A6 4WD

  • miles
Tread separation causing tire to fail. (went flat in parking lot)dt

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 162002

(reported on)

A6 4WD

  • miles
3 blowouts hitting same pothole by three differnet drivers.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

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