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What's Wrong with the Audi A6?

The Audi A6 has a total of 56 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (28%) followed by the transmission (14%) and the electrical (10%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 4th generation (2012–2017) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 2.1

How A6 Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen A6 2012–2017 14 2.1
3rd Gen A6 2005–2011 18 1.41
2nd Gen A6 1998–2004 23 1.95
1st Gen A6 1995–1997 1 0.09

Worst Overall A6 Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common A6 complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About A6 Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on