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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,825 miles

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1999 Audi A6 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1999 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 152007

A6 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,300 miles


Control arm bearings of the front suspension on my Audi A6 2.8 quattro wagon (my 1999) show excessive wear after ~80,000 mls. Oem seems to be aware of since it delivers complete repair kits that include all control arms instead since 2003. Same front suspension is also used on VW passat and Audi A4 all with the same issues. Recall in germany was done. Why not in usa?

- Lyon Twp., MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 202003


  • miles
Dealership refused to perform control arm recall repairs unless consumer paid to have the tie rod done by them.

- Bridgewater, CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
I own a 1999 Audi and I recently started to hear a clunking noise in the frontend. During an oil change the Audi dealer told me that my control arm bushings were going bad. I did not get them replaced at that time. Afew weeks later I was on the internet and read about a controlarm bushing recall for the 1999 Audi. I called the dealership they had heard of the upcoming recall but has no paperwork on it. Then I called the Audi headquarters they told me that it the recall was under investigation. I am sure my car is part of this recall. I also read that at low speeds the effected part can come loose and make my tire fall of the car. I do not want to spend the $1000 to get this fixed if it is a recall. I have recived no help from Audi to see wether my car will be in the recall or not.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #1

Oct 102003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Front suspension failures. Audi A6 front control arms and tie rod ends seem to fail prematurely. I have had to replace first 3 of the left control arms and tie rod end, and then 2 months later 3 of the right control arms and tie rod end on my 1999 Audi A6 with 53,000 miles.

- University Hts, OH, USA

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