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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,000 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.

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.

2006 Audi TT engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Audi TT Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 062013

TT 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


Driving down the road and my car stopped running. All the battery-operated functions (lights, windows, etc.) worked but the engine would not start. I had it towed to a repair shop that told me the timing belt broke while I was driving, destroying the engine. This was not listed in my manual under "scheduled maintenance" and every shop I called said the timing belt should not have gone out so soon. This is something I should not have even had to check for another 20,000 miles and it is ridiculous for me to have to replace the entire engine of a "luxury" vehicle. I have driven cheaper made cars and have never had as many problems as this Audi has caused me. I am at an impasse whether I should invest in a new engine for this car when I cannot trust that it doesn't have other manufacturer's defects that I might not have found yet. I know the 2000-2003 were recalled for the timing belt and the owner's manual was not updated until 2008. Something should be done for the cars that have these defects in the 2004-2007 range.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 152012

TT 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Audi Tt. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the timing belt had slipped off causing damage to the turbo engine. The technician stated the timing belt, the timing belt kit and tensioner, the water pump, and various valves and plugs would have to be replaced. After the repair, the engine warning light illuminated on and the engine continued to stall. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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