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Audi A6 Quattro Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

 
Audi A6 Quattro Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 98,626 mi (20,000 mi - 200,000 mi)

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A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

  •  Rookie

    Check engine light comes on, goes off, no pattern. Dealer and independent shop both state faulty converter, yet symptoms dealer said I would experience are non-existent. No slippage, no change in gas mileage or performance, nothing. I do not believe this is anything more then a sensor or computer problem.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    My torque converter started going around 80k, but around 100k it began to really act up and had to be replaced. Complete garbage service from Audi and this is by far not a rare problem, LOTS of user's have this problem and a class-action suit should be filed. The failure rate is ridiculous and there are many mechanics reporting faulty designs in the torque converter itself. The "joke" at an Audi dealership here in NJ that is owned by my friend's father and a partner, (Mr. Reynolds); Every Tiptronic Audi from 2000-2005 will need a torque converter and every car with the 2.7t (twin-turbo motor) will need turbos because of faulty designs. What a sick joke especially when his son said that to me after the fact I bought the car and had the work done, if I knew that then I would of never bought one. Like I said, I talk to the owner's son and other mechanics at Bernardsville Audi in New Jersey this is a serious problem. Mr. Reynolds is in partnership with another person and they also own and operate the Mendham Audi dealership.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    2003 A6 2.7T Check Engine Light on for 4 years. Codes point to faulty torque converter - No impact on performance and I have not repaired. Pain to get past Maryland emissions test.

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  • Visitor, , 129,000 mi

    My check engine light came on & brought to Audi Dealer & they just told me I need to replace torque converter....I am in the market to buy a new car within the month & do not want to invest $2500+ dollars....the car has been running fine, no symptoms & after reading all the comments on this site I will NOT be replacing it!!!

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  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission

    Po741 code came on took it to mechanic could not find anything wrong car drives and shifts great cleared code, came back on after about 200 miles. Not repaired yet.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Check engine would come on and off for about an hour or so. Replaced the torque converter

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  • Visitor, , 94,357 mi

    CEL after driving in snow - code states TCC most sites point to faulty converter... cleared code and it is back on within 20 miles. Just bought it and it's a fortune to maintain so far.... but that's the price for a good German engineered car, right?

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Haven't had it fixed yet so don't know cause of issue but the check engine light has come on and off since about 20,000 miles. Dealer just tells me to ignore it. Haven't experienced any engine problems as of yet.

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  •  Rookie

    Code p0741 came on. Not fixed yet. I was told I need a new torque converter.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    MIL indicates faulty torque converter...not fixed yet

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