pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,377 miles

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2003 Audi A6 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,554 miles


Car shakes and shudders when coming to a stop. When trying to start from a stop, car hesitates before moving. Can roll backwards if car is on an uphill incline. Natural response is to depress gas pedal further. Transmission then engages and car lurches forward. Took car to dealer 3 times. First time transmission fluid topped off. Second time tranmission control unit software upgraded. 3rd time we were told that the problem cannot be fixed, even with transmission replacement.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 142003

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
Failure to accelerate. I experience major delays in any acceleration immediately after I have depressed the brake (at any speed) and then try to reaccelerate. I understand that this is a common complaint among all Audi tiptronic owners regardless of engine type. It is not, as Audi tries to say, "turbo lag." In almost every failure to date, I have almost been involved in an accident due to this problem. Had other drivers been less attentive, I most surely would have been struck. I am hesitant to pull out into any volume of traffic with this persistent problem.

- Parker, CO, USA

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