hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,815 miles

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1996 Audi A6 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 052016

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 1996 Audi A6. The contact stated that the ignition switch became inoperable in various positions. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 96V017000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 125,000. Updated 10/18/16

- St. Charles, IL, USA

problem #4

May 211999


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Audi A6. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed. The contact stated that he attempted to turn the key in the ignition, but the key would not return to the on position on its own. The key remained in the starting position, causing several components to fail. The contact would have to turn the key back manually in order for the vehicle to remove from the starting position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection and the dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact of the same information. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 252009


  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Audi A6. When attempting to start the vehicle, the starter would disengage. After further inspection, the contact determined that the ignition switch would not release and caused the failure. There were no warnings prior to the failure. He is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 149,000 and current mileage was 149,063.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012007


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Audi A6. The contact is experiencing intermittent failures with the air conditioning, windshield wipers, and turn signals. Based on the VIN, the dealer stated that the ignition switch was replaced. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 096V17000 in 1996. They are obligated to repair the vehicle only once. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to have the ignition switch replaced. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 104,000.

- Bridgewater , MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73 miles
My 1996 Audi A6 check engine light continually come on. Repeated visits to Audi dealer. Spent several hundreds of $ with no sucess. I now visit them every week to have it turned off to come on again and again. I will be thinking of riding of thr car and going back to Honda's. they have never failed me.

- Raymond, ME, USA

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