Parking Brake Problems of Audi A6

Audi A6 owners have reported 4 parking brake related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common parking brake problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's parking brake (4 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Parking Brake related problems of Audi A6

Problem Category Number of Problems
Parking Brake problems
Parking Brake problem #1

Parking brake malfunction light on. Dealers found park brake switch was faulty.

Parking Brake problem #2

The contact owns a 2005 Audi A6. The contact stated that the light for the parking brake would not shut off. The brake lights did not come on immediately after the vehicle was turned on; however, they illuminate after driving the vehicle over a period of time and remain illuminated while the vehicle was in motion. The contact stated that the parking brake was always used whenever the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer. The failure and current mileages were 58000.

Parking Brake problem #3

1. Certified preowned car (certified at 30k miles) under normal usage (20k miles in 18 months). No special events leading to the failure. 2. Electronic parking brake cannot be released. Car is disabled and cannot be driven. Occurred 2 times. Corroded electronic parking brake wires and connectors. 3. Electronic parking brake wire harnesses and connectors were replaced.

Parking Brake problem #4

Electronic parking brake malfunction light is on. . . Turns out the wiring is corroded inside the switch. I'm the only owner of the car and there was no water damage or liquid spilled.

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