2012 Audi A6 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Audi A6

57 problems have been reported for the 2012 Audi A6. The following chart shows the 13 most common problems for 2012 Audi A6. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 12 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (12 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Audi A6

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Audi A6 in the United States are 18,334 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Audi A6 owners in the last 7 years is 57, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 57 / 18,334 / 7 * 1000 = 0.44.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Audi A6 model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2012 Audi A6 in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
4
  2018
17
  2017
7
  2016
11
  2015
7
  2014
5
  2013
1
  2012
2

small car iamge Compare the 2012 Audi A6 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Audi A6, the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Audi A6 with the Audi A6 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 A6 is 57 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Audi A6 is 62.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Audi A6 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 A6
5
  2017 A6
5
  2016 A6
26
  2015 A6
14
  2014 A6
23
  2013 A6
48
  2012 A6
57
  2011 A6
18
  2010 A6
22
  2009 A6
20
  2008 A6
71
  2007 A6
60
  2006 A6
75
  2005 A6
111
  2004 A6
35
  2003 A6
71
  2002 A6
91
  2001 A6
113
  2000 A6
150
  1999 A6
222
  1998 A6
129
  1997 A6
21
  1996 A6
51


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