2001 Audi A6 2.8 from North America


OK if it were not for some inherent problems


The brake drums and pads need to be replaced every 10K miles. The problem seems to be the brakes run hot and warp the drum. The service tech at the dealership said this is a common problem with the A6's. While it's under warranty that's fine, but the warranty runs out in 5K miles. This could be pretty expensive every 10K miles. Has anybody else had this problem?

Also I know theres a class action suit about the front bumper coming off when when pulling out of a parking stall because the bumper gets stuck on the posts holding the cement parking guard.

The radio was defective when I first got it and it took 1 1/2 years to replace it.

General Comments:

Over all the car has some problems that would have made me choose another car if I had known. If it weren't for the warranty and it was a lease I would have lawyers get involved.

The car does have a lot of options and pluses, more so then the BMW 5 series. I don't think the BMW has as much expensive problems though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2003

21st May 2008, 17:42

I just bought an A6 2001 and 2 days after owing it lost my front bumper on a parking space. I would like to know more about the class action suit.

2001 Audi A6 quatrro 2.7t from North America


A nightmare any way you put it


First vehicle blew a transmission at 178 miles in the middle of nowhere. Second transmission last to 350 miles and blew. Car was bought back. The current car is a 6 speed that has been littered with problems. I have xenon headlamps that will drop to the ground. This makes night time driving impossible. Dealer is unable to duplicate problem. Rough idle at all times especially if you are on a hill. Radio goes black and changes all your settings. Thumping comes when going into turns as if power transfer is 10 seconds late. I thought it was only myself experiencing so many problems that I feel insane. I have already had the wiring harness replaced, manifold gasket, radiator, cooling fans, speed sensor, inter-cooler, and moon roof. I thought my Rover was bad, this is the worst. I wanted to save money and go all wheel drive. I ended up purchasing a car I could drive. BMW 540 6 speed until my lease is done with the A6. Never again Audi.

General Comments:

Fit and finish is nice.

Navigation works well.

Poor park tronic.

Sport wheels not a good option.

Sport seats not a good option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2003

8th Aug 2009, 16:55

I agree, I keep having oil leaks. This will be my 3rd time changing the manifold gasket. The car looks great, but has too many problems.

2001 Audi A6 2.7T Sport Quattro 2.7 from North America


The perfect luxury road machine for the discerning non-conformist


Small oil leak does not leak on garage floor, simply burns oil on manifold.

Brake warp is a recurring problem.

Computer display starting to act faulty.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick, sexy and handles like it's on rails.

It is a pleasure to drive long distances and extremely impressive in snow and adverse road conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2003

2001 Audi A6 allroad 2.7t from North America


I have had two "problems" with my allroad.

The first is an intermittent complete lack of power on the first acceleration on cool mornings. Dealer did replace and engine temperature sensor, but that did not resolve the problem. Dealer recommended using lower octane gas for one tank. This sounded wrong, but I did it and the problem appears to be gone. A good warm up also seems to work.

The second problem is an little buzzing sound from the right right tire well on hot days after I've driven fairly hard. It stops after 3 to 4 minutes.

General Comments:

The allroad is extremely fast, but not quick off the line vehicle.

The sound system is extremely good.

This car has a personality that you need to get used to, but I haven't had any major problems.

You'll enjoy cruising in this car 70 to 110 mph. It is a great road trip car.

I get a lot of comments about how good the car looks.

If the transmission was a little smoother, this would be a perfect car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2003

17th Apr 2004, 12:01

Amigo, get that transmission problem reported into your car's history at the dealership. My car is 10,000 past warranty (60K) and my transmission just went...approx $10,875 bill! $7,100 new transmission part, $3K install, + tax.