Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Audi A6 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Whenever I attempt to accelerate immediately after using the brakes, nothing happens. The car's throttle appears to have no effect for 2+ seconds, even when pressed all the way to the floor. On several separate occaisions, while trying to merge into traffic, I have nearly been hit by an oncoming vehicle while waiting for my car to understand that I intended to accelerate. This is not turbo lag; it is computer-induced throttle lag. (the engine rpms do not change during these occurrences.) this is a clear safety issue that Audi must address. (a representative of my dealership told me he is quite aware of the problem and has personally experienced it. But Audi informed him it does not see this as a problem.)

- Dallas, TX, USA

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