really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,672 miles

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2013 Audi A6 engine problems

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2013 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 182015


  • 22,000 miles


Excessive oil consumption. Under normal driving conditions, the engine light came on to add 1 quart of oil 3,000 miles before the next service interval. Only 22,000 miles on the car.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 252014

A6 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
I was entering my garage and the car kept accelerating. I slammed into any front wall doing lots of damage to the structures in and out as well as to my body. My car was totaled. My first accident ever and the scariest moment of my life. I have had prior acceleration/deceleration issues with this car. On at least 6 occasions, I was going downhill approaching a stop sign and the car seemed to stop responding (steering, braking, engine) and yet the RPM's were gong higher and the engine was racing. Very frightening since you did not know what would happen next!!!

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 272013

A6 4-cyl

  • 15 miles
This does not refer to any specific incident. After purchasing the car I began to notice that when I accelerated from a stop, the car always surged ahead after a fraction of a second. I was told that the turbocharger on the 2 liter engine "spooled" at 1600 rpms and caused the surge. It is a very uncomfortable feeling to find the car surging ahead when you just touch the gas pedal slightly. When you're stopped in back of another car, the car surges ahead and you have to be very wary of "rear ending the other car. Unfortunately, it is my understanding that this surge is a normal part of the turbocharger, but it creates a definite possibility of a slow speed collision.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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