It has been a major issue with my A6. I have paid to have it fixed once and the whole bumper has been pulled down again. Audi has researched this and states that the car meets the required standards. Well I guess if we want to buy cars that JUST meet the "Standard" there are $10,000 cars we can buy. I don't respect a company that does not stand behind their product, there is obviously a design flaw and it should be addressed! It is just nice to know there are others experiencing similar issues.
I called and they are making good on the bumper repair. They called back in 1 day and said the local dealership will take care of the replacement. Not bad customer service...
I have a 2000 A6 Avant with 38,000 miles. The front air dam problem has been experienced (air dam ripped off on a parking lot wheel stop). I paid for repair and now park a foot or more from the wheel stops. Bad situation. Stupid design. Otherwise, the A6 wagon is a dream. Probably the best wagon available in North America. The downside is that engine warning light has popped on in response to loose gas filler cap, defective sensors, hoses too close to manifold, etc. This does not bode well for the future when warranty has expired and is quite annoying now, although car has always functioned perfectly. I have owned Honda products over the past 15 years on which NOTHING ever broke and trips to the dealer were only for scheduled maintenance. Would hate to have to change cars as the Avant is about perfect. Not quite sure what to do as the Mercedes E320-4Matic wagon is too expensive (and we don't much like it anyway) and nothing else seems to fill the bill. Advice?
I have a 2001 a6 2.7t with 38k, bought new. the transmission frrquently bucks, jumps, at low speeds while down shifting in the 10mph range. several trips to dealer have had no results. They say they can't find anything wrong. We are getting upset about it and don't know what to do. Also there is a pronounced whine all the time the air conditioner is on. Dealer says that it's normal. How does one proceed to get results.
RE: 2001 Audi A6 2.7t Sport. I have experienced some brake rotor warping on two occasions. Both times, the Audi dealer made prompt repairs under warranty. I also pulled my front bumper off while backing out of a parking place. Audi paid for these repairs also.
Aside from these two issues, my Audi A6 has been a completely reliable, problem free car and a joy to own and drive.
I suspect that Audi has been closely monitoring the design deficiency / failure issues over the past few model years and the 03 and 04's will be the best yet.
All things considered, you really can't go wrong with the Audi A6 2.7 Quattro.
I don't know why everyone complains about the front air dam being too low. I've never had problems with it, but I don't let the tires hitting the concrete stop me. I use my brake and stop with the concrete stop at the front of the car. I think we've come to expect the concrete to stop the forward movement of the vehicle. What do you do when there's not one in the space?