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AUDI A6 Problems with Electrical System, Exterior Lighting

 
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2006 AUDI A6 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2006 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 2006 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 (62 Complaints)
Date reported May 19, 2014
Location FRIENDSWOOD, TX
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Vehicle 2006 AUDI A6
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 2
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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WHILE REPLACING A HEADLIGHT BULB I NOTICED THAT THE INSULATION ON WIRES INSIDE THE HEADLIGHT COMPARTMENT HAD FLAKED OFF, EXPOSING AT LEAST 1 INCH OF MULTIPLE WIRES (LOW BEAM AND HIGH BEAM) ALL ALONG THE LENGTH OF THOSE WIRES. BOTH HEADLIGHTS SHOW THE SAME SYMPTOM. HIGH BEAM WIRES (+V AND GND) ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH A ZIP TIE AND THERE IS FLAKING INSULATION ALL AROUND IT, SO USING THE HIGH BEAM COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT INSIDE THE HEADLIGHT HOUSING. AS ALL OF THE WIRES ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NORMAL USE OF THE CAR (E.G. BOUNCING ALONG A ROUGH ROAD) COULD CAUSE THE WIRES TO CONTACT EACH OTHER AND SHORT CIRCUIT.

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