Audi A6 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Audi A6 Problems

Oil leaks from camshaft drive pulleys and variable valve timing hydraulics
Oil leaks from the camshaft drive pulleys and variable valve timing hydraulics are common. If the variable valve timing hydraulics is leaking, the Check Engine Light may illuminate from inaccurate valve timing.
Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

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

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

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Audi A6 Questions

Sat nav problem audi A6 2011 (1 answer)

So i took the family out for the day to a location a hour away and had to use the sat nav. It got us there fine. Problem is on way home it was stuck at the location! I entered the postcode to go home. It said route being calculated and i selected the first option of distance. Only to notice it wa...

What is the possible problems if anti-freeze goes down but there isn't a leak in an A6 and estimates for repairing each. (1 answer)

My 'turn off your engine and check coolant' warning light keeps coming on just a few days after adding coolant. I read it can be leaks but I can't find any leaks.

How much money will I be spending to replace cam chain tensioner on my 1999 Audi A6 2.8 (3 answers)

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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 Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator 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.

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Audi A6 Reviews

Just an absolutely fantastic car. The technology is superior to Mercedes and Infiniti (both I have owned). Fun to drive. The V-6 engine has a supercharger which puts out an exhilarating ride without any turbo lag.
This has by far been the best car I have ever owned. It is extremely smooth to drive and hardly makes any noise even at highway speeds. Not only this, but the A6 has been a very reliable car. It is now 4 years old but it still runs and looks like new. So far. the only issue was I needed to have a bulb replaced in one of my daytime running lights. It ended up only costing $35 and took 30 minutes...
Bought my 02 Audi from a lady who lived South of Denver. Got a great deal for the car. I love the 6 speed manual transmission. Excellent purchase of 150. for the extended warranty for 3 years. I saved me $$$. The only major problem that I have had is the clutch went out last year(a piece was broken inside) ouch!! 3400. to replace it. Other than that it has been a dream car to own

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