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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,000 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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2007 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 242016


  • 112,000 miles


My key gets stuck in the ignition switch when vehicle is in park.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 042014

A6 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The front headlights for this vehicle intermittently fail and then work again. Investigation revealed frayed, shorted out, damaged, wiring inside of the headlights. The insulation on many wires inside the headlights are cracked, missing, failed and the bare copper or conductors touching other nearby conductors. I've made contact with Audi twice now for a safety issue with the headlights. Twice, I've been told either they weren't interested or would not do anything. Outside of any repair or replacement requests, I would expect Audi to take interest when a customer brings a safety issue to their attention. I would think faulty wiring inside both headlights on a model-year 2007 would be a safety concern. If I'm driving down the road at night or in the rain and my headlights short out and fail, I wouldn't be in a good position. I've worked in manufacturing for 10 years now, and safety of workers and of the products made have always been the #1 concern. This information should be treated as an amazing opportunity to determine a root cause and prevent future occurrences in new vehicles. It's not often information is presented so easily. This would possibly save the company money in warranty replacements, and eliminate the risk of crashes or injury due to failures. But, the information so far has been treated as a dismissive customer request/complaint. This failure is because of poor design (wrong wire jacket/insulation chosen for environment), not natural wear and tear, age, or abuse. I have detailed pictures of the failure I can provide. Regards.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 242012

A6 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Vehicle becomes immobile and locked up when "access/start control unit" fails in steering column. Engine will not start, ignition cannot be turned on, and in some cases the key cannot be removed from the ignition switch. Steering wheel and transmission shift lever locks in current position, making towing almost impossible without specialized equipment. Audi is well aware of this increasingly common problem and issued a tsb on 11/25/2008, #2012483/5 to address the problem by replacing the "immobilizer control unit" with an revised and improved unit. Repair costs exceed $1500 when car is no longer covered by warranty. For something so important to the safety and use of the vehicle, this failure is unacceptable on every level. A recall should be issued for all models that do not have the improved control unit.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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