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 Worst 2012-2018 A6 Problems

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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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 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

Timeline of 4th Generation A6 News

By the Numbers

  1. 7 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 21 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 34th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 39 eligible generations.