really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,517 miles

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1998 Audi A6 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 222003

A6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Complaint 1) heated steering wheel would burn hands in selected locatios before turning off. Dealer indicated to me they were aware of this and if I wanted it fixed would have to purchase a new steering wheel as my car was out of warranty. I feel this is a safety issue that should be handled by Audi with replacement. Complaint 2) rear brake pads replaced three times on car with 50,000 miles. This does not make sense as front brakes take most of wear. At my last repair on 9/22/03, it cost me $418 dollars to replace rear pads and rotors. It appears something may be of bad design with replacement 3 times in 50,000 miles for rear brakes. Front replaced only once and not due to wear, but heat spotting creating noise.

- North Wales, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142002

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,552 miles
The consumer stated the vehicle steering wheel would heat up. The consumer stated the steering wheel would get too hot on his hands. The dealer was notified. The steering wheel had gotten extremely hot every time the ignition was turned.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 232003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The heated steering wheel had melted, and the consumer's child was burned. The dealer replaced the part.

- Mount Prospect, IL, USA

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