Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely on Audi A6

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.

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Average mileage: 61,425 (11,700–94,000)
16 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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The first 400 miles were fine and then the suspension/shudder began. It can be felt in steering and the car pulls in the direction of the bump as if the struts are not absorbing any of the road irregularities. The vibration can also be heard as a grinding sound the instant the wheels start to turn and the car does not roll smoothly; the sensation is a side to side pulling motion.
1997 Audi A6 80,000 mi,
Replace rubber parts
Honda recall replaced my front suspension linkage for free.
Have been told all control arms need replacing to the tune of $1600 - but noise is not an issue - sort of a shuddering / not a smooth ride