really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,400 miles

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2000 Audi A6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 162010

A6 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The ABS light comes on steady, the hand brake light flashed constantly, and three warning beeps are heard. A computer reading says there is no connection with the ABS unit. The ABS doesn't work at all. It sometimes occurs when I first start the car, and sometimes after driving for a while. The consumer stated someone else was driving her vehicle and he/she rear ended another person. The consumer stated the ABS did not function as designed. Updated 12/16/10

- Fairmont Wv, WV, USA

problem #4

Aug 182009


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 audit A6. The contact stated the ABS module malfunctioned. He didn't want to give specific failures related to his vehicle. Contact has not taken his vehicle to the dealer to diagnose the failure. The contact has identified several failures he viewed on the internet. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Del Mar, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012004

A6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 71,000 miles
Normal driving. ABS unit failure. ABS unit needs to be replaced.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 282004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
It is my belief that the wrong size rear wheel rotors (discs) were installed at the factory on this car. There are apparently two sizes, one for the sedan and a larger size for the station wagon. My station wagon had been given thw smaller size. I have asked Audi of America to investigate the issue but they have refused because the rotors were removed and replaced by an independent garage that actaually found the problem. Poor braking had been reported to the selling Audi dealer on four previous occasions; 7K mles,17K miles, 25K miles, and 33K miles. Then, I just gave up. I have the original pads and incorect rotors in a sealed box from the independent garage. I have all maintanence records including four statements of poor braking made to the Audi dealer. The problem was not found until the rear brakes were actually looked at and replsced at 115,000 miles. I am concered that there are other Audi station wagons out there with the same problem. I would like Audi to repay me for the expense of installing the correct rear brakes.

- Summerfield, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 042001

(reported on)


  • miles
When applying ABS brakes pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Birchwood, CA, USA

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