Electronic Stability Control Problems of Audi A6
Audi A6 owners have reported 6 electronic stability control related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common electronic stability control problems. The number one most common problem is associated with the vehicle's electronic stability control (6 problems).
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electronic Stability Control problems||6|
Electronic Stability Control problem #1
The vehicle is a 2008 Audi A6. The VIN of this vehicle was WAUDH74F08_. Multiple issues on this car that all came on about the same time. The amb/parking brake module/esp warning lit up, and a few days later the car was not shifting into gear on startup, and when it did shift into gear it shifted irratically and went into neutral on occasion. The transmission control module, abs sensors both went bad on the car and the car was unable to shift into gear. The car sat at Audi len stoler in owings mills, MD for 2 weeks for problem to be diagnosed. They said it was the transmission control module and the abs sensor that was bad. They replaced the abs sensor in the hopes that it would resolve the transmission problem! it did not. The bill for the abs, and a failed driver door lock switch replacement was almost $1400! the transmission control module is a small black box that has the circuitry that controls the transmission. The part alone costs $2600 and with labor it costs almost $4000 - quote from dealer. A 2008 wit 70k and a tcm fails? according to Audi forums, this is a prevalent issue. Audi needs to do the right thing and recall these cars and get this serious issue fixed. It is a design/quality control flaw. The tcm issue also causes the car to not shift right, or go into neutral while car is being driven. Recall these cars before lifes are lost (if they have not already been lost). These are significant safety issues and is happening with newer cars. My car has been dealer maintained since new and I am a meticulous owner that does not abuse the car. These are premature failures that should not be occurring at this age and mileage. This problem occurred on Thu., Jan. 3, 2013.
Electronic Stability Control problem #2
The car involved was a 2005 Audi A6. Driving 55 mph on the express way and the engine shut off completely. The car stalled until it came to a complete stop. The esp light and engine light came on. Restarted the car and problem continue 4 times. After the 4th attempt, I managed to get the car to the side of the road. After waiting several minutes, I restarted the car. The car still feel at times as if its going to stall. This electronic stability control issue occurred 01/11/2012.
Electronic Stability Control problem #3
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WAUDL74F25_. My 2005 Audi A6 has water damage. Some how over night heavy rain seepage left an inch of water behind driver seat. Car was parked in driveway at a slight incline. All windows and doors where closed. This has caused $2,700 electrical damage to modules located under front passenger seat. These modules alert me about esp/abs and park brake as well as a module that powers the vehicles mmi/navigation and stereo system. None of these function anylonger. I don't know where the water entered my vehicle. Is Audi responsible? this appears to be a design flaw. This electronic stability control problem happened on May. 5, 2012.
Electronic Stability Control problem #4
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Audi A6. Abs/esp light would come on after driving for 60 minutes or more, usually went off if vehicle restarted, this became more frequent over course of 10 months until light stayed on all the time, wheel sensors had to be changed at significant cost to fix problem. This problem occurred on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.
Electronic Stability Control problem #5
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Audi A6. The abs module in Audi's 1998-2001 is a common problem. One day it was fine and the next the abs light and brake light came on the dash and went away after some driving. At first the abs light would come and go. But as a week passed from the 1st day of the indecent it started to appear more often and longer. After 2 weeks the abs light and brake light stayed on. This electronic stability control problem happened on 08/03/11.
Electronic Stability Control problem #6
VIN of the vehicle was WAUJT64B13_. I have locked my brakes and had a near accident. My abs and esp has stopped working on my 2003 Audi A6. I was told the abs control units are known to go bad, and will cost over a $1000 to fix. I cannot afford to fix. If this is a widespread problem, shouldn't Audi be held accountable for any traffic accidents due to failure, and should there be a recall?. This electronic stability control problem happened on Oct. 5, 2010.