About Audi RS6
Also referred to as the Audi RS 6 Quattro, Audi RS6 has been built by the high-performance subsidiary company Audi Sport GmbH, for the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG part of the Volkswagen Group since 2002 as a mid-size luxury sports car. Originally introduced as a five-door, five-seat "Avant" and Audi's ultimate top-tier high-performance trim level, RS6 got its name from the German: RennSport, meaning Racing Sport in English. Competing against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW M5, RS6 was only available in North America for the 2003 model year, the second-generation and third-generation RS6 is not available.
Since our audiences are mainly from North American countries and areas, we will focus on only the 2003 Audi RS6. The 2003 Audi RS6 was built from July 2002 t0 2003 when the whole lineup was in its first generation (C5, Typ 4B). Built based on the Volkswagen Group C5, RS6 was the first Audi RS model exported to North America. It was offered in two body styles, estate/station wagon and 4-door five-seat saloon/seat. Derived from S6 and A6, RS6 also adopted aluminum structure. Equipped with a semiactive suspension system called Dynamic Ride Control (DRC), Audi RS6 was powered by a twin-turbocharged and intercooled 4.2 L five-valve DOHC V8 rated at 450 bhp and 425 pound-feet of torque and this engine sent power through a 5-speed automatic transmission to four wheels.
Audi RS6 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a mid-size sports-focused executive car, Audi RS6 offers a spectacular driving experience as well as exquisite design. However, no matter how tough it was built, you still need to be aware of this fact that these common problems will finally find your RS6:
First, as a sport-focused car, Audi RS6 must enjoy high speed, which requires it has a top-notch braking system to guarantee complete safety. However, some RS6 drivers expressed their concern about the common and serious braking failure on the vehicle. Some of them even provided some recognizable and simple symptoms of braking failure for your reference to solve it as soon as possible. Generally speaking, this issue often starts with noisy sounds from the brakes when being depressed, the brakes will respond poorly as well. The brake pedal will also pulsate when in operation. The rear brakes get locked up, especially on wet surfaces, the parking brake could not hold the vehicle properly, and braking fluids leak on the ground. Both the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light will also come on, all these are caused by defective RS6 brake pad, brake disc, brake drum, brake caliper, brake rotor, parking brake cable and brake proportioning valve.
Second, usually, when the Audi RS6 reaches at a certain mileage, engine failure also becomes a common and serious issue. Since the working condition of the engine could decide the vehicle performance and even has a great influence on vehicle lifespan, you are advised to solve it as soon as possible based on this information collected from professional RS6 repairmen. It often manifests as strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling and even suffering from starting issues; then there will also be a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. Once the Check Engine Light comes on, you should know the RS6 spark plug, oxygen sensor, fuel pump, engine control module, air filter, oil filter, air filter, oil filter and timing belt are often the culprits.
If you want to only enjoy a safe and comfortable ride on your Audi RS6, then you need to pay enough attention to performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts on RS6. Some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. You are advised to add RS6 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter on your routine maintenance list.
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