hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,530 miles

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2003 Audi A6 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 092014

A6 6-cyl

  • 120,120 miles


Failed ct emissions test. Check engine light illuminated. Confirmed code to be P0741. Informed by authorized technician that the torque converter requires replacement.

- Suffield, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 252012


  • 125,000 miles
Torque converter disengages and power / RPM surge occurs.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 122012

A6 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Transmission started to shudder and sometimes the transmission does not goes to neutral when the car is stopped, engine revs and it is difficult to stop. Prnd display on dashboard is blinking. Check engine light is on. Fault code shows failure on transmission control module.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 302008

A6 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Audi A6 had problems with the engine light, smoking, and little to no acceleration. Consumer states that after a few repairs the problem is not solved and wants to be refunded her money. The dealer informed the consumer the #1 and #3 coil needed to be replaced. The consumer drove less than a mile and the check engine light came back on blinking and the vehicle was moving very hard. When the consumer returned to the dealer, they diagnosed the vehicle again, the consumer was told the #6 ignition coil needed to be replaced. Because no one ever test drove the vehicle when it was suppose to be fixed the first time, the dealer replaced the #6 coil for free. The consumer left the dealership again only to have the engine light come again, but it wasn't blinking. The dealer diagnosed the failure and stated it was the torque converter clutch circuit performance.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

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