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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,500 miles

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2006 Audi A6 lights problems

lights problem

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2006 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 192014

A6 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I entered today's date and mileage because I had to deal with it again this evening, but this problem has been occurring since the car had 70000 miles on it. It has now gotten so bad that I have to turn the lights on and off every 30 seconds or so while driving so they will stay on enough to get the car home. I do not drive it at night if I do not have to. This problem needs to be fixed. 141 out of 188 complaints you have received on this car are due to people's headlights going out while driving at night. We should not have to pay $1000-2000 to attempt to fix a problem that is clearly a design flaw that occurs in cars with as few as 20000 miles and up. I say attempt because if you read the threads on the topic of "Audi dipped headlight" you will find that no fix is a sure thing or permanent. Thousands of people are having this problem. I submitted this same safety complaint to you a few years ago, nothing has been done and, to this day, people are still submitting complaints after they are suddenly driving down the road with no lights. Does someone have to be killed before Audi is forced to do a recall?

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #1

May 192014

A6 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
While replacing a headlight bulb I noticed that the insulation on wires inside the headlight compartment had flaked off, exposing at least 1 inch of multiple wires (low beam and high beam) all along the length of those wires. Both headlights show the same symptom. High beam wires (+V and gnd) are held together with a zip tie and there is flaking insulation all around it, so using the high beam could result in a short circuit inside the headlight housing. As all of the wires are in close proximity, it is possible that normal use of the car (e.g. bouncing along a rough road) could cause the wires to contact each other and short circuit.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

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