definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,571 miles

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1998 Audi A6 suspension problems

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1998 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 122012

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Audi A6. While traveling 25 mph, the contact noticed that the front end of the vehicle had suddenly dropped to the ground. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the front lower control arm was replaced twice. The failure continued. The failure and current mileages were 150,000. Updated 5/7/12 the consumer stated one month prior, while turning off a road, the vehicle dropped to 25 mph, there was loss of brakes and the vehicle was hard to control. Updated 05/30/10

- Weirton, WV, USA

problem #6

Mar 152006


  • miles
Control arms wear out prematurely causing worn tires.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #5

Jan 302005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Audi. The contact noticed noise in front suspension, play steering, looseness in steering, tire wear, and recall on lower control arm. During that recall realized also needed to replace the upper control arms. Took it to mechanic, where he was told that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced. Suggested that it was all related.he told consumer that a recall was on the tie rod end. Audi claimed this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. There was no recall on the upper control arms they referred him to the dealership for service. The dealership told consumer that because the vehicle was out of warranty Audi would not do the repairs. No crashes. No police report. No crashes. No injuries.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 282005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


In Feb. 2005 a local Audi dealership informed me that that there was a recall on my vehicle and the control arm on one side needed to be replaced. 2 months later (<2,400 miles) Wyoming valley motors informed me that the contol arm on the other side of my vehicle needed to be replaced. I questioned why it was not covered due to the recent recall and they informed me it was out of the recall period. I asked them why the other side of the control arm was not checked in Feb. And the service rep informed me that they indeed checked it. It was not communicated verbally to me nor was it documented on my usually detailed service invoice. I asked service rep that my only option is to assume that they checked it since it was not document. He stated that is correct. I contacted the manufacturer and am still waiting for a reply. Please let me know if you hanle a problem of this nature. If not, any direction in whom I need to contact regrding this frustrating issue will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, sara wrobleski

- Dickson City, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 282004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
I replaced a right front tie-rod in 7/03 and was just told my left front tie-rod also needs to be replaced. I called Audi and was told there was no recall for my specific model, even though there was a recall for other 1998 Audi A6 models. Checking the internet, it appears many other owners of the same year and model Audi have had this same problem.

- Raynham, MA, USA

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problem #2

Jun 162003


  • miles
Premature failure of control arms.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

May 162003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
1998 Audi A6 quattro.both front track arms had to be replaced at 67000 miles. Vehicle was undriveable. Dealer said cause was wear and tear. I don't think that a major component of the suspension should have to be replaced at this mileage. Dealer also said that they had more than a few cases on the same vehicle with similar mileage.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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