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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,824 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.

2004 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302012

A6 6-cyl

  • 94,648 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Audi A6. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, that there was a failure in the electric harness under the passenger seat. The contact stated that he noticed a burning odor and then the power failed to move the seat. Upon further review, the contact discovered that the carpet under the seat was singed and had melted some plastic under the seat. The vehicle was taken to the contact's personal mechanic where he was informed that the vehicle posed a safety hazard and should not be driven. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 04V133000 (electrical system) and contacted the dealer and the manufacturer to inquire of the recall campaign. The dealer and the manufacturer both advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 94,648 updated 6/1/12 the cause of the fire was the shorting of the seat harness wiring under the passenger carpeting from movement and there was a bend/ kink in the harness when assembled and there was sub damage to adjacent wire harness. Updated 06/22/12

- Sea Island, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192009


  • 75,000 miles
Upon turning the key in the ignition, a loud "pop" was heard and smoke began to escape from under the hood. After opening the hood it appeared that the battery had in some way exploded.

- Danbury, CT, USA

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