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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,253 miles

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2005 Audi A6 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052012


  • 106,000 miles


My 2005 Audi A6 has water damage. Some how over night heavy rain seepage left an inch of water behind driver seat. Car was parked in driveway at a slight incline. All windows and doors where closed. This has caused $2,700 electrical damage to modules located under front passenger seat. These modules alert me about esp/ABS and park brake as well as a module that powers the vehicles mmi/navigation and stereo system. None of these function anylonger. I don't know where the water entered my vehicle. Is Audi responsible? this appears to be a design flaw.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 182010


  • 46,759 miles
My Audi A6 stayed overnight in the rain. In the morning the driver's footwell was full with 2 inches of water. Audi recognized that sunroofs have a drain line that is installed with a kink to limit noise going back into the car. The problem is the kink prevents debris from evacuating correctly.

- Kentfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 132009


  • 52,000 miles
During a recent rain storm I went to start the car to discover 6 inches of water in the back seat. Rear airbag and some electrical system had been fried. When I contacted Audi they said that it was not a warranty issue that it was my fault. That a line under the battery compartment had been clogged by pine needles causing the water to flow into the car through the airconditioning system. It seems to me that this is a design flaw and should be covered by Audi.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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