really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
17,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
Get free help with your lemon!
close ad
2016 Audi S6 transmission problems

transmission problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2016 Audi S6:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2016 Audi S6 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252017

S6 Prestige 4.0L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,600 miles


The notorious Audi DSG transmission issue plagues my car. Audi claims there were issues on the 2013 - 2015 models and that the newer model years have been fixed. However all the symptoms from the previous model years I have experienced with my 2016 S6 in my short time of ownership. The transmission has sudden shakes, judder, jerking, and hesitations when driving at lower speeds.Whether driving from a stop or coming to a stop the car jolts forward from delayed, and often rough up or downshifts. This is highly noticeable between 1st through 3rd gear. The car lunges forward when coming to a stop which almost feels like the car got rear ended. When reversing the car also has a jumpy feeling. The gears do not slip but often experience where it feels as if the clutch is not engaging or engages very rough with delays. This worries me when I am attempting to park, merge lanes on the highway, going up and down hills, or just in general with shifting gears at low speeds. I do not feel safe in the car when driving on the highway in traffic and makes parallel parking the car difficult sometimes. Especially in tighter parking spots. Now just recently I am starting to hear a loud whining noise from the transmission in 1st and 2nd gear below 1300 RPM. The car is currently at the dealership service department now and has been confirmed a transmission issue is at play and may need to replace the whole system. I am hoping warranty will cover this because this is unacceptable for a brand new $85K sticker priced car!!!

Update from Oct 25, 2017:

I am upset with the fact that this complaint is only known for MY 2013 - 2015 cars. The newer 2016 cars have only 1 other complaint on the transmission which is very similar to my experience. However Audi does not have a TSB out for this. If this does not get corrected by warranty this will be my last Audi for sure.

- David H., Woodside, US

Not what you are looking for?