2001 Audi A6 Quattro Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Audi A6 Quattro

2001 Audi A6 Quattro Problems

ABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.

Overheating Due to Failing Thermostat

The thermostat may erratically stick open or closed. The can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or engine overheating.

Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Questions

My transmission will not move when putting it into any gear except reverse. (1 answer)

It will catch after a few seconds but when it is in first gear it will hardly move once it shifts into 2nd or after going above 20 mph it moves fine. It is an automatic or what I have heard people call it an auto manual.

My 01 Audi A6 quarto won't turn over or crank so it won't start flashlights work (1 answer)

I was driving my 2001 Audi A6 quarto will not start it won't crank or turn over no noise at all but all the dash lights work as normal it all happened when I was driving and I put it in neutral and turned the engine off while still in moving when I tried to start it back up it did nothing I t...

How can you verify a suspected timing belt problem? (1 answer)

the Car starts briefly,then shuts off. Will there be a check engine light or something similar?

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro Reviews

2001 Audi report I bought this car from my next door neighbor who moved away with his daughter to a mid western state & I bet he's kick’n his donkey since he sold me this MACHINE. I replaced both cats at 67K (covered 100% by Audi). The breaks normal W & T, but now 3 of the 4 ball joints on the front passenger side need replacing now @ 91K. I changed the spark plugs & now back to premium growli...
At 54k the Quattro needed to be completely replaced (had to fight Audi to get some help with the $12K bill). Now with 130k, the Quattro is again showing signs of a problem. Local shop seems at a loss for what to do next. Engine, suspension & steering, interior are all AWESOME. Still tight as new and not a single squeak. Brakes are overly dusty and exhaust needed replacing at about 120k.

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