2nd Gen (1998 – 2004) Audi A6 Problems

The 2nd generation of the A6 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.95. That can be compared against other Audi generations. Shopping for a Audi? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1998–2004 A6 model years have sent in 23 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (39%) followed by the transmission (21%) and the interior (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2004 9
4.35
2003 4
2.78
2002 1
0.27
2001 1
0.27
2000 5
4.63
1999 2
1.06
1998 1
0.26

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