Automatic Transmission Problems of Audi A6

Audi A6 owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Audi A6 based on all problems reported for the A6.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Audi A6 1
Failure Date: 02/12/2011

Puchased used Audi 2007 A6 with 30k miles and manufacturer warranty. Car started jerking and stalling on acceleration. Took to dealer 3 times, every time they say their hands are tied by "Audi corporate" and all they can do is clean the valve or change the fluid. One day my wife was trying to accelerate onto the freeway on an onramp. The car suddenly started jerking with no acceleration, she nearly got sandwiched between a semi-truck and a Mini van full of children. Multiple dealership staff and technicians indicated "a6 2007 transmissions are defective and frequently require replacing, unfortunately the manufacturer will refuse to do this until you come back 4-5 times with the same problem. ".

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Audi A6 2
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

To whom it may concern: we are a group of owners who bought the Audi allroad 2. 7 quattro with the tiptronic transmission. We are writing to report a problem related to the tiptronic system. We have noticed significant hesitation when we launch the car from a stop. When the car is completely stopped, and the driver steps on the gas pedal, a lag of 1-3 seconds is observed. Within this time range, the car just idles as-is without moving forward. The same problem happens when the driver attempts to accelerate from 10-30. Using the s mode (if equipped) doesn't completely fix this problem. We consider this to be a safety hazard for both allroad drivers and other people on the road. A common scenario is that when a driver attempts to merge onto a main road, an intersection or freeway and anticipates smooth acceleration, nothing happens and the car is prone to being rear-ended or sandwiched. We understand that this problem only occurs in cars equipped with the tiptronic transmission. In addition, this problem is not specific to the allroad, but also other Audi models with the tiptronic transmission. We conclude that this has nothing to do with the "turbo lag" of the 2. 7t engine as some dealers incline to believe. We would like to know if Audi has any solid plan to alleviate this problem which is both annoying and dangerous. Thank you for your attention to this matter. . Read more...

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Audi A6 3
Failure Date: 03/07/2008

Own 2002 Audi A6 3. 0 liter sedan. Module(computer) replaced and complained of transmission not working properly. Brought auto back to dealer and after checking the transmission found nothing wrong. Transmission still not working properly. When put in drive auto doesn't move forward. Have to play around with lever from reverse to drive to engage the transmission. When it moves forward it lunges not smoothly. Not safe driving.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 4
Failure Date: 10/06/2006

Transmission went out with now warning at 62,000 miles. . . It was very jolting and hard jerking of the vehicle.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Audi A6 5
Failure Date: 09/24/2006

After shopping, I was driving my sister back to her house, pull into the driveway, put the car into park, (hear it click ) engine still running, started to unload the packages, when the car started moving forward, when I got into the front seat,I place my hand on the transmission stick, to make sure it was still locked, and at that point the front of the car, raised up, and accelerated, hitting a tree in front of the house, if it wasn't for that tree, the car would have hit the house. Call Audi the next day, during the next week, Audi technical field manager, looked over the car, and found it to be operating as designed and intended, as per letter dated oct. 5, 2006 from Audi executive office. For the record, Audi of smithtown service reps. Went above and beyond to help me with this problem, and by no means does this reflex the dealership. This problem needs to be address and corrected before someone gets serious hurt. .

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Audi A6 6
Failure Date: 07/24/2005

On 6/25/05 I purchased a new 2005 Audi A6 3. 2 sedan from Audi of oakland CA and have recently become aware of a potential hazard. Audi national customer service states that the condition of my concern is common to all Audi A6 vehicles with automatic transmissions. Depending on the particular driving conditions and without warning the vehicle can temporarily fail to respond to pressure on the accelerator pedal. This usually occurs after a sharp deceleration followed by an attempt to resume speed that calls for a change of gearing. When this condition occurs there is an approximate one to two second delay when there is no engine power. After the delay the engine will lurch in to power upon finding a lower gear. The problem came to my notice when I attempted to move quickly out of an intersection with traffic bearing down from the side. It was a frightening experience as for that brief period there was no engine power and I thought that the oncoming vehicle would hit me. I have discussed this potential hazard with the dealer and with Audi national customer service. Their reply was that the response delay is ã‚normal operation for the vehicleã‚쳜 and further that Audi does not consider a need to remedy this design defect. Since then I have tested a number of other vehicles in the same class made by other auto manufacturers and none of them have this defect. I ask that you investigate this problem and that you use your authority to make Audi fix this defect and issue a recall. Thank you for your consideration and assistance.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 7
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

Car hesitates when pulling from a stop. Hesitation appears to be transmission related. Transmission is Audi/zf tiptronic automatic. Hesitation is unpredictable, and can last for several seconds. I have had a number of near misses as I pulled into traffic and have had to quickly shift to reverse and get out of the way of oncoming vehicles. Audi states that their transmission is working as designed. I believe this because my research indicates this to be a know behavior of the tiptronic transmission as used in Audi and some Volkswagen vehicles. Vw/Audi needs to fix this problem before someone gets seriously injured or killed.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Audi A6 8
Failure Date: 08/13/2004

Consumer noticed water coming from underneath the passenger side seat from the heating docks. This occurred after vehicle was parked in the driveway in a rain storm over night. Dealership indicated that this occurred because the drain located under the battery compartment, under the hood, got blocked up and water backed up into the cabin of the vehicle through the heating docks. This resulted in the transmission being submerged in water.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Audi A6 9
Failure Date: 05/05/2004

Whenever I attempt to accelerate immediately after using the brakes, nothing happens. The car's throttle appears to have no effect for 2+ seconds, even when pressed all the way to the floor. On several separate occaisions, while trying to merge into traffic, I have nearly been hit by an oncoming vehicle while waiting for my car to understand that I intended to accelerate. This is not turbo lag; it is computer-induced throttle lag. (the engine rpms do not change during these occurrences. ) this is a clear safety issue that Audi must address. (a representative of my dealership told me he is quite aware of the problem and has personally experienced it. But Audi informed him it does not see this as a problem. ).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Audi A6 10
Failure Date: 07/17/2003

While putting vehicle in the reverse mode it will start shaking and vibrating.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 11
Failure Date: 06/15/2003

Vehicle exhibits delay from a stop when depressing the gas pedal. Very dangerous when crossing oncoming traffic.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Audi A6 12
Failure Date: 02/14/2003

My car was accelerating without the gas pedal being depressed. I was fighting to stop the car with the brake but failed to do so as the car was accelarating at high speeds on a major highway. I had got the car down from 50mph to 15 mph. At this point turned on my hazardous lights and pulled over to the shoulder. At 15 mph I safely shut my car off as I was unable to completely stop. After 30 seconds, I turn my car back on and see that the car is hittig redline of 7000 rpms in park mode. I shut my car down once more and wait another minute. I start the car and the car is back to normal. I am being told by many people in my car's internet forum that this has been happening to many people and it is a faulty throttle pedal. The pedal has a heating element that has failed due to the recent extremly cold weather.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 13
Failure Date: 04/30/2001

There were problems getting the parts needed to fix the transmission. Audi used my car to train mechanics, rather than replacing the entire transmission and get my car back to me in a timely manner. The wrong parts were ordered, when the right parts were ordered they were not machined to proper tollerances. The car was delivered missing crucial parts in the transmission!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 14

Transmission/automatic - no response from gas pedal when attempting to accelerate from rolling stop. Car then high-revs and finally jerks forward, after an approximate 1-2 second delay.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Audi A6 15

Consumer is upset because he had to have a brand new transmission replaced. After taking transmission to mechanic, he was told that he needed transmission replaced because it was not working properly. Also, it was hesitating at slow speeds, clumping when it was going in and out of 1st to 2nd gear. In addition, vehicle was revving at 6000 rpms before shifting into gear.

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