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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2008 Audi A6 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032013


  • 70,000 miles


Multiple issues on this car that all came on about the same time. The amb/parking brake module/esp warning lit up, and a few days later the car was not shifting into gear on startup, and when it did shift into gear it shifted erratically and went into neutral on occasion. The transmission control module, ABS sensors both went bad on the car and the car was unable to shift into gear. The car sat at Audi len stoler in owings mills, md for 2 weeks for problem to be diagnosed. They said it was the transmission control module and the ABS sensor that was bad. They replaced the ABS sensor in the hopes that it would resolve the transmission problem! it did not. The bill for the ABS, and a failed driver door lock switch replacement was almost $1400! the transmission control module is a small black box that has the circuitry that controls the transmission. The part alone costs $2600 and with labor it costs almost $4000 - quote from dealer. A 2008 wit 70K and a tcm fails? according to Audi forums, this is a prevalent issue. Audi needs to do the right thing and recall these cars and get this serious issue fixed. It is a design/quality control flaw. The tcm issue also causes the car to not shift right, or go into neutral while car is being driven. Recall these cars before lives are lost (if they have not already been lost). These are significant safety issues and is happening with newer cars. My car has been dealer maintained since new and I am a meticulous owner that does not abuse the car. These are premature failures that should not be occurring at this age and mileage.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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