About Audi A6
Being a competitive fighter in larger car market, Audi A6 has been built by the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group since 1994 as an executive car. Originally introduced to replace the Audi 100, A6 now stands out against its rivals. Competing against the BMW 540, Jaguar XE and BMW 530, A6 has won many awards and recognition such as being on Car and Driver Magazine's Ten Best List, won the World Car of the Year Award for two times, and Practical Caravan's Towcar of the Year award. Now, A6 is in its fourth generation.
The third-generation Audi A6 (Typ 4F) was produced from February 2004 to June 2011 based on the Volkswagen Group C6 platform. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door sedan/saloon and 5-door Avant (wagon/estate) but came in several trim levels: base 3.2 Premium, mid-level 3.0T Premium Quattro and top-of-the-line 4.2 L Prestige Quattro. During this generation, Audi A6 was powered by 3.2 L V6 rated at 265 hp, 3.0 L turbocharged V6 producing 300 horsepower and a 4.2 L 350-hp V8. All these engines sent power through a CVT and a 6-speed automatic transmission to front wheels or four wheels. Current A6 (Typ 4G) was unveiled for the 2012 model year and comes in four trim levels: Premium (2.0T only), Premium Plus (2.0T and 3.0T), Prestige (3.0T only) and Competition Prestige (3.0T only). Now, A6 gets power from a turbocharged 2.0 L I4 rated at 252 horsepower and a supercharged 3.0 L V6 producing 333 hp. And power is sent to the front wheels or four wheels through a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Audi A6 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering engaging driving character, well-crafted interior, long list of features, and impressive combination of performance and fuel efficiency, Audi A6 is a top choice and smart pick for luxury sedan or wagon. However, after a while of driving, you may find these common problems appear on your A6:
First, for Audi A6 drivers, transmission failure is the worst and most common problem they have met during driving as it happens a lot when they find this issue, it is often too late. In fact, this issue could be serious enough to cause drivability problem and make the vehicle impotent. Therefore, these recognizable and simple symptoms of transmission failure provided by experienced A6 drivers should be borne in your mind. Generally speaking, this issue often starts with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle; there are also transmission fluids leaking on the ground; after a while, you may find the indicator does not match the gear, the vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear. Transmission slippage and surging as well as difficulty in shifting gears will arise. All these could be attributed to the A6 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable, and transfer case seal.
Second, when Audi A6 reaches at about 80,000 miles, engine issue become a prominent problem. Even though some drivers have not enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles, they are aware of the significance of well-functioning engine and these symptoms concluded by professional A6 repairmen should be learnt by you. It often starts with whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; then engine runs roughly, misfiring, stalling and even suffer from starting issues; finally, the vehicle will also lose power when acceleration and have poor gas mileage. Once the Check Engine Light comes on, please make sure the A6 spark plug, engine control module, fuel injector, air filter, oil filter, fuel pump, rod bearing and drive belt are in right order.
Apart from above mentioned common problems on Audi A6, you should also attach enough importance to performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts on your A6. Please add the seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter to routine maintenance list if you desire a perfect ride.
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