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Audi A6 Common Problems and Solutions

Gearbox problems

Problem:

If you find that the gear changing is very hesitant, or clunky when driving around town on an automatic, CVT or multitronic gearbox, then it is known for these gearboxes to have software problems.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to take the car to an Audi dealer to have the software re-programmed, which should sort this problem out. If the car is under warranty, it will be fixed free of charge, otherwise it is your responsibility to get this sorted out.

Difficulty level

5

Turbo problems

Problem:

On occasion it is known for the turbo to blow on these vehicles. If you have noticed that there is blue smoke coming from the exhaust, or/and you are hearing a whistling noise coming from the top of the engine, this is an indication of the turbo failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement turbo, in order to rectify the issue.

Difficulty level

4

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Excessive oil use

Problem:

The A6 is known for using a lot of oil. If the oil gets low it can have detrimental effects on the engine.

Models affected:

Solution:

You should keep a regular check on the oil levels of the engine, by checking the dipstick levels are at least half way up, between the Min and Max marks. You may need to top up the oil, if the levels are too low.

Difficulty level

1

Water leaking into passenger foot well

Problem:

If you find there is water leaking into the passenger foot well, then this is usually caused by a blockage in the drainage holes below the windscreen, or in the plenum chamber. Leaves and debris get blocked up in the drainage holes, resulting in water leaking into the passengers foot well. The plenum chamber is where the air conditioning system draws its air from. When the drains in there get blocked up with water, it will leak into the foot well.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to check these areas and unblock the drainage holes, so as to stop the water leaking into the passenger foot well. You will also need to dry out the carpets and mats to stop them from smelling, or becoming damp. Check out the video below

Difficulty level

1

Excessive vibration from 2.0L engine

Problem:

If you can hear an excessive vibration from the engine when you rev it in neutral, this is usually caused by a problem with the dual mass flywheel.

Models affected:

Solution:

This is a very expensive repair, and your best option is to have a professional looking at it for you. You can save money by purchasing a quality second hand flywheel with us.

Difficulty level

5

Reading these common Audi A6 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Audi A6 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Audi A6 does have one of these issues.