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AUDI A6 - 2003 AUDI A6 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

There are 65 complaints filed for the 2003 AUDI A6

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2003 AUDI A6. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2003 AUDI A6, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (1) Exterior Lighting (2) Power Train (11) Steering (2) Traction Control System (1)
Electrical System (15) Fuel Propulsion System (2) Service Brakes (1) Structure (2) Unknown Or Other (1)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel System Gasoline (18) Service Brakes Electric (3) Suspension (2) Vehicle Speed Control (2)
Engine (3) Fuel System Other (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Tires (6) Visibility (3)
Engine And Engine Cooling (3)

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

2/6/2006 - WAYLAND, MA
: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH IN NORMAL CONDITIONS, THE FUEL PUMP FRACTURED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED TO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND TOWED TO THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS. UPDATED 03/09/06.

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TIRES: SIDEWALL

1/26/2006 - MONTCLAIR, NJ
: THE CONTACT STATED THE TIRES ON THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE HAVE BEEN REPLACED NINE TIMES, WITHIN ONE AND A HALF YEARS. THE SIDE WALLS ON THE TIRES ARE BLOWING OUT. THE TIRE REPAIR SHOP WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER OF THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN ALERTED.

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TIRES: SIDEWALL

12/19/2005 - NEW YORK, NY
2003 AUDI A6 TIRE SIDEWALL IS THIN. THE CONSUMER STATED THERE IS A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM WITH THE TIRE. DURING PARKING, IF THE TIRE TOUCHES THE CURB; THE TIRE FAILS.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

6/15/2005 - BELLEFONTE, PA
DT: CONSUMER MADE A TURN AND ABOUT 2 GALLONS OF WATER CAME OUT FROM UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT INTO THE REAR PASSENGERS SEAT FLOOR BOARD. TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALERSHIP, WHO SAID IT COULD BE THAT THE CONDENSER LINE WASN'T PLUGGED, AND THEN A FACTORY SEAL ABOVE THE CONDENSER WAS FAULTY. SUPPOSEDLY FIXED IT, HOWEVER, IT RECURRED THIS PAST WEEKEND.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: LINKAGES

4/1/2005 - MANSFIELD, MA
WHILE DRIVING 30-35 MPH VEHICLE COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN. THERE WAS NO WARNING. CONSUMER FOUND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD THE INCORRECT SPEED SENSORS INSTALLED ON IT. ALSO, THESE BAD SENSORS WERE ON EACH OF THE WHEELS.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

3/30/2005 - MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE STALLED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. DRIVER WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN AT AN INTERSECTION AND VEHICLE STALLED. DRIVER T WAS UNABLE TO RESTART VEHICLE. MECHANIC CLAIMED THAT THIS PROBLEM COULD NOT BE DETERMINED NOR DUPLICATED. DRIVER INFORMED THE MECHANIC THAT THIS PROBLEM HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE AND HAS NOT BEEN SOLVED. THIS IS THE 4TH TIME CAR HAS BEEN TO THE DEALER FOR THIS PROBLEM. IF PROBLEM HAPPENS AGAIN, CONSUMER WILL RETURN TO THE DEALER.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

3/13/2005 - SAN DIEGO , CA
I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS PROBLEMS WITH MY 2003 AUDI A6 CVT TRANSMISSION. THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION HAD BEEN REPLACED RECENTLEY, BUT THE SLIPPING OUT OF GEAR PROBLEM CONTINUES WITH NEW ONE. THE SAN DIEGO AUDI DEALERS HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY CANNOT FIND THE PROBLEM, BUT HAVE TOLD ME TO LET THE TRANSMISSION FAIL COMPLETELY AGAIN AND THEY WILL REPLACE IT UNDER WARRANTY AGAIN.

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AIR BAGS: FRONTAL

9/20/2004 - NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL
WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH CONSUMER'S VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION. UPON IMPACT, DUAL AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. DRIVER SUSTAINED BACK AND SHOULDER PAIN.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

6/30/2004 - SACRAMENTO, CA
CAR SHAKES AND SHUDDERS WHEN COMING TO A STOP. WHEN TRYING TO START FROM A STOP, CAR HESITATES BEFORE MOVING. CAN ROLL BACKWARDS IF CAR IS ON AN UPHILL INCLINE. NATURAL RESPONSE IS TO DEPRESS GAS PEDAL FURTHER. TRANSMISSION THEN ENGAGES AND CAR LURCHES FORWARD. TOOK CAR TO DEALER 3 TIMES. FIRST TIME TRANSMISSION FLUID TOPPED OFF. SECOND TIME TRANMISSION CONTROL UNIT SOFTWARE UPGRADED. 3RD TIME WE WERE TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM CANNOT BE FIXED, EVEN WITH TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

6/30/2004 - SACRAMENTO, CA
CAR SHAKES AND SHUDDERS WHEN COMING TO A STOP. WHEN TRYING TO START FROM A STOP, CAR HESITATES BEFORE MOVING. CAN ROLL BACKWARDS IF CAR IS ON AN UPHILL INCLINE. NATURAL RESPONSE IS TO DEPRESS GAS PEDAL FURTHER. TRANSMISSION THEN ENGAGES AND CAR LURCHES FORWARD. TOOK CAR TO DEALER 3 TIMES. FIRST TIME TRANSMISSION FLUID TOPPED OFF. SECOND TIME TRANMISSION CONTROL UNIT SOFTWARE UPGRADED. 3RD TIME WE WERE TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM CANNOT BE FIXED, EVEN WITH TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT.

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