A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Audi A6 Quattro
2001 Audi A6 Quattro
2001 Audi A6 Quattro Problems
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.
A fluid leak may develop from the propeller shaft seal on the rear of the transmission. Our technicians tell us that replacing the seal will commonly correct this concern.
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.
Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.
2001 Audi A6 Quattro Questions and Answers
I'm looking for an estimate on the cost of repairing an oil leak in the turbo's. I can't find that listed on the list you supply Can you help?
Alright, My father and i just refilled the transmission fluid, now we go take it for a test drive and the gears won't shift easily when the do we get a jerk from the car, can anybody help.
Reverse works on level ground, however, if backing up hill will not back. Does this require new trans or some kind of adjustment and/or flush?
Car will back up on flat surface, but will not on an incline/up hill.
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 growling shape. I'm getting between 24 to 26 mpg average with 89 octane @ this time and I know the car can do better than what is registered on the dash and has plenty to go. You feel like a sports car driver it holds the turns very well & can get going when needed. If I bought this new I would have asked for a V8 only because of its weight. The car was recalled for a front light electrical wiring issue and now I'm down 1 low beam since the fix. I don’t want to brag but it beats other
AWD cars in the snow just ask my wife. Who came to get her from her stuck new SUV AWD and gave her the keys, waved to her as she drove away without a care with the Audi. It took me 2 1/2 hrs to get home after getting it out of the 6" of snow which it had a problem moving through and I lived only 4 miles away, I should have walked it could have been faster. Really it’s a great car just follow the service recommendations and have a credit card with a high limit to cover the service costs.
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.