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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,350 miles

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2002 Audi A6 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 282013

A6 6-cyl

  • 122,700 miles


Transmission failure while driving on freeway. Fourth time in 3 years. Each time the transmission was replaced. Audi refuses to acknowledge the failure of the cvt transmission on that model. It is a danger to public safety.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152012


  • 55,700 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Audi A6. While driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle began to hesitate while accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. The technician stated the transmission clutch plate would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,700.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 152008


  • 43,000 miles
Apparently Audi have known for ages that the cvt clutch has needed upgrading on this engine, but hasn't recalled the cars. We own a 2002 Audi A6 (3.0 engine & multitronic cvt).

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

May 182002


  • miles
The vehicle jerked heavily, while driving.

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

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