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AUDI A6 Problems with Electrical System, Exterior Lighting

 
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2005 AUDI A6 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 AUDI A6. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 AUDI A6 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (89 Complaints)
Date reported May 26, 2010
Location WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Vehicle 2005 AUDI A6
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

I PURCHASED A 2005 AUDI A6 3.2 QUATTRO IN AUGUST OF 2008 WITH 37,000 MILES. IN DECEMBER 2008 I TOOK THE CAR TO THE AUDI DEALER IN PASADENA BECAUSE THE LEFT REAR TAILLIGHT, LEFT REAR REVERSING LIGHT, AND LEFT REAR FOG LIGHT WERE SHORTING OUT OFF AND ON. SOMETIMES THEY WOULD WORK, SOMETIMES THEY WOULDN'T. THE DEALER SAID THE CONNECTORS TO THAT LEFT TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY WERE MELTED AND IT WAS FIXED UNDER WARRANTY. THE FOLLOWING SUMMER, 2009, I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALER THIS TIME IN SANTA MONICA, CA FOR THE SAME PROBLEM AND AN OIL CHANGE WHERE ONCE AGAIN THEY SAID THE CONNECTORS TO THE LEFT REAR TAIL LAMP, REVERSING LIGHT, AND FOG LIGHT WERE MELTED. I REFUSED TO PAY AND TOOK CAR TO AN INDEPENDENT SHOP FOR A DIAGNOSIS. THEY SAID THE VEHICLE HAS AN ELECTRICAL SHORT AND COULDN'T FIX IT. A WEEK OR TWO LATER, THE LIGHTS WERE WORKING AGAIN. THAT WAS SUMMER/FALL 2009. BY APRIL 2010, THE LIGHTS STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. I TOOK THE CAR INTO ANOTHER AUDI DEALER THIS TIME IN DOWNTOWN, LA. THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM SAYING THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IS SENDING TOO MUCH ELECTRICAL CURRENT TO THAT SIDE OF THE CAR AND IS CAUSING THE WIRING TO BURN AT THE CONNECTION POINT TO THE TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY. I REFUSE TO PAY FOR SERVICE THAT WAS ALREADY REPAIRED I SAID JUST 15 MONTHS AGO AND ASKED WHY THIS IS ONLY HAPPENING TO THAT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THEY TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO PAY 385.00 TO FIX IT. I THEN TOOK THE CAR TO ANOTHER INDEPENDENT SHOP THIS WEEK AND THEY REFUSED TO FIX THE CAR BECAUSE THERE ARE BURN POINTS IN THE TRUNK WHERE THE WIRING IS FAULTY AND THAT AUDI SHOULD FIX THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE AS IT WILL JUST KEEP HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I'VE ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE WINDOW SWITCHES NOT WORKING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, AND THE LIGHTS SHORTING OUT IN THE CENTER CONSOLE. THIS IS NOT ONLY A BIG NUISANCE BUT I AM WORRIED THAT THIS COULD CATCH FIRE. PLEASE HELP IN THIS SITUATION, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

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