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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,359 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.

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2003 Audi A6 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 052010


  • 59,900 miles


Car completely stopped in the middle of highway and car behind almost hit me. Transmission failed suddenly. It had to be replaced. Recurring problem with Audi A6 3.0 2003 cvt.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 262009


  • 77,950 miles
Car shudders when accelerating mainly and also slightly felt when braking-dealer recommends replacement transmission.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 102005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,393 miles
I have had numerous problems with my 2003 Audi A6 cvt transmission. The entire transmission had been replaced recentley, but the slipping out of gear problem continues with new one. The san diego Audi dealers have told me that they cannot find the problem, but have told me to let the transmission fail completely again and they will replace it under warranty again.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,554 miles
Car shakes and shudders when coming to a stop. When trying to start from a stop, car hesitates before moving. Can roll backwards if car is on an uphill incline. Natural response is to depress gas pedal further. Transmission then engages and car lurches forward. Took car to dealer 3 times. First time transmission fluid topped off. Second time tranmission control unit software upgraded. 3rd time we were told that the problem cannot be fixed, even with transmission replacement.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 172003


  • miles
While putting vehicle in the reverse mode it will start shaking and vibrating.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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