Inspection of Water Pump and Timing Belt on Audi A6

The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.

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Average mileage: 126,666 (75,000–160,000)
Engines affected: 2.8L V6, 3.2L V6
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2010
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2010 Audi A6 - 3.2L V6
Never buy an AUDI - I will go into detail of all the problems but lets just say this - Audi A6 2010 In excess of $30,000 in problems!!!!!!! Gearbox, electrics, camshaft, water pump....these are just some of the big ones! Audi should be made accountable and be out of business!!!!
1999 Audi A6 - 2.8L V6 75,000 mi,
Timing belt snapped, had to replace. Very costly. Had to also replace water pump while engine was torn apart. Entire front end of car has to be removed and dismantled. This problem is mostly a labor issue and very costly.
1995 Audi A6 - 2.8L V6
Timing slipped