2012 Audi A6 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Audi A6

2012 Audi A6 Problems

Decreased Power and Fuel Economy from Carbon Buildup

The 2006-2016 Audi A6 2.0TFSI, 3.0TFSI, 3.2FSI and 4.2FSI direct injection engines are subject to carbon buildup in the intake system which can cause power loss, OBD codes and a check engine light, and a rough idle. In normal engines, the engine is cleaned by the gasoline flowing through the injectors and into the intake system, however, the A6 uses direct injection so gasoline does not flow through common carbon buildup areas. 

Possible trouble codes include: P0300P0301P0302P0303P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308

The solution is to remove the intake manifold and professionally clean the intake manifold, intake ports on the cylinder head, and the intake valves. This may need to be done in as few as 20,000 miles. 

Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely

Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.

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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2012 Audi A6 Recalls

Fuel Hose Under Hood Leaks

An under hood fuel hose may degrade and begin to leak fuel. Dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Air Bags Do Not Deploy In An Accident

For vehicles that are equipped with heated and cooled seats, the passenger occupant detection system may malfunction and prevent the passenger side air bags from deploying as necessary during an accident. Dealers will install a passenger occupant detection system repair kit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Potential Fuel Leak

The fuel rail is a tube that carries fuel to the fuel injectors. The fuel rail may leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel rail and corresponding seals to correct this concern.

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