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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,366 miles

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1999 Audi A6 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1999 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 032007

A6 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles


Tie rods, ball joints, and upper control arms all failed, resulting in damage to axle causing failure of vehicle in traffic and requiring axle replacement (in addition to replacement of upper control arms, ball joints, and tie rods). Dealer says none of damage or repairs covered by any recall.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 012004


  • 9,863 miles
The consumers Audi A6 quattro has problems with both upper control arms being loose. Both front outer cv split open and leaked and front prop shaft leaked. The left front tie rod was loose.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

May 102004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,600 miles
Suspension:front:control arm:upper arm is making noise when car is rolling. The dealer had to replace it since I heard on your web site that this could lead to the fall of front wheels. The car is less than five years and this should not happen.

- Woodbury, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 022002

A6 4WD

  • miles
Right front wheel assembly on right side of car separatedfrom car. The upper control arm broke causing the assembly to fall off the car.

- Emmaus, PA, USA

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