2017 AUDI A6 OWNERS: Have you received a Recall Notice indicating that your Passenger Occupant Detection System ("PODS") was defective and needed replacement?

The Notice was sent in or about July 2018. However, there were extensive delays on the part of Audi as a result of parts not being available for your vehicle, leaving Audi owners with an unusable or partially useable Audi A6. The firm Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman is currently investigating an action to compensate owners for the inability to use their vehicles during an extended delay in obtaining the recall parts for the PODS System. Services in connection with such action are provided at no cost to consumers.

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The 3 Most Common A6 Problems

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that A6 owners have to deal with.

Busted Timing Chains

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Audi's EA888 2.0-liter engine has a history of tensioner problems in its timing chain. The loose chain is to blame for multiple occurances of catastrophic engine failure. Audi was forced to offer settlement offers, including an extended war…

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Start-Stop Defects

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There are multiple problems with Audi's start-stop technology that outweigh the modest fuel efficiency gains. Owners complain that the system will shut off the power steering and brake systems at dangerous times and cause the accelerat The …

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Cheating Diesel Emissions

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Audi was caught cheating on its diesel emissions with defeat devices. Twice. It started with the widespread dieselgate story for 2.0L 4-cylinder engines and was followed with a lesser known cheat for vehicles with the ZF 8-speed transmiss…

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What A6 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

A6 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The A6 has 5 generations available in North American markets.

By the Numbers

  1. 70 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,182 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 38 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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