definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,172 miles

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1996 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Audi A6 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 062002


  • miles


Mfr# kb & NHTSA# 96 V 017 000/ignition switch: Consumer states that the malfunction of various electrical accessories, such as the head light, and the interior lights would occur when the car is started. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further information. Nlm

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 272002

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle experiencing the same problem with ignition switch as mentioned in recall 96/V/017/000. But this vehicle is not part of recall due to VIN. Jlg

- Naplerville, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 111998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Orginial owner had recall done for ignition switch. Problem reoccurred. Without warning, the ignition switch would sometimes stick and keep the starter engaged. Other times, the A/C, radio and lights would not go on although the vehicle was running. Consumer had to manually set the key in a position that would turn the items on. On several occasions driving over a bump would turn all electircal items off.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112001

A6 4WD

  • miles
The ignition switch does not turn back to "motor" position after engaging the starter. The internal spring (from the ignition switch), is not operating properly. Anytime I start the car I have to be careful to rotate the key in the motor position; if I do not do this, the starter remains engaged after the engine is on.I have contacted the dealer (Audi/Porsche in middleburg heights oh 44130) to replace the switch as a recall, but I as told the recall is only for cars older than 1996.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 172001

A6 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
96 V 017 000/ignition switch: Intermittent problem with starting, and instrument failure during operating of vehicle. Manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not cover under recall due to VIN. The dealer confirmed that the vehicle had a defective switches but was not on recall.

- Austin, TX, USA

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