really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,476 miles

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2002 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 242013

A6 6-cyl

  • 125,690 miles


I was driving at about 65 mph. I went to pass another car in a passing zone so I accelerated full throttle. The gas pedal stuck and the car continued to accelerate. I braked and maneuvered the car to the side of the road and turned it off. After a while it released. I started the car again and continued home, not pushing the pedal down any farther than necessary. I will take it in to be fixed. There was nothing obscuring the pedal and the floor mat was clicked into place. I found no evidence of a recall, but many Audi owners have reported similar experiences, so I am not sure why this isn't a recall issue.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #6

Apr 242012

A6 6-cyl

  • 180,879 miles
This car has been great to me. Aside from a fuel pump going, just recently I was driving on the freeway and the car died. The epc light on the dash popped up and luckily I was able to coast to the side of the road. I attempted to start the car several times before calling aaa (15-20 min) while on the phone with aaa I attempted to start the car again and it fired right up. Thinking it was just a one time issue I got back on the freeway where 10 mile or so later same the same thing happened. Another 20 min of waiting before it cranked again at this point I was in a B ad area with my family and everyone was getting nervous. After it started the epc light stayed on this time and I experienced loss of power and the car coughed and stumbled terribly when I needed it most. I managed to make it home and let the car sit for a day. Hoped in and it cranked right up. No problems 15 miles later it happened again. After talking with other valued Audi owners and looking over the Audi owner forums. I have found this to be a quite common problem with the Audi across the range of there a series from 1997-2011. Please help!

- Moraga, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202006

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling various speeds, the vehicle accelerated suddenly without warning. The brake pedal was depressed which stopped the vehicle. This occurred on three occasions. It was taken to the service dealer, who was not able to identify the problem.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #4

May 052004

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Whenever I attempt to accelerate immediately after using the brakes, nothing happens. The car's throttle appears to have no effect for 2+ seconds, even when pressed all the way to the floor. On several separate occaisions, while trying to merge into traffic, I have nearly been hit by an oncoming vehicle while waiting for my car to understand that I intended to accelerate. This is not turbo lag; it is computer-induced throttle lag. (the engine rpms do not change during these occurrences.) this is a clear safety issue that Audi must address. (a representative of my dealership told me he is quite aware of the problem and has personally experienced it. But Audi informed him it does not see this as a problem.)

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

May 242004

A6 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While pulling inside of the garage, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. This caused the vehicle to skid into the back wall of the consumers home. No injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 082003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,763 miles
Delayed throttle response.

- Baldwin, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 032002

(reported on)

A6 4WD

  • miles
There is severe hesitation in acceleration.

- Millburn, NJ, USA

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