Brake Disc Pads Problems of Audi A6

Audi A6 owners have reported 7 problems related to brake disc pads (under the service brakes 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   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2012 Audi A6 1
Failure Date: 01/14/2017

I purchased this car in January of 2017 from Audi (International autos) of orland park, illinois. The car was a cpo vehicle, and we also purchased Audi care. We live in central illinois, and we drove the car home 2 hours from the dealership. During the drive, we noticed a vibration when braking at highway speeds. We contacted our local Audi service department, grossinger motors. The brakes were warped, causing the vibration. They identified that the car had recently had the pads and rotors replaced at the orland park dealership and were still under warranty. Rather than having us make the four hour round trip, they replaced them again at their location. Since then we have had 2 more sets of rotors replaced, and the car is back in the shop for the fourth set. The warranty covered the first 3 sets, as they had to be replaced within only a couple thousand miles of each other. The last front set was done in August of 2017, and lasted until July of 2018 - around 10 thousand miles. This time, Audi will not cover the brakes, they are requiring me to pay for the parts and labor, even though it is the same issue and it has never been resolved. In the meantime, I have read countless online blogs of other Audi owners with similar models having similar issues. My car has been at grossinger/bloomington normal auto mall now for almost three months. In part due to Audi blocking purchase of the brake rotors. They are in limited supply, it would appear because they are having widespread issues with them. My local dealership has been kind enough to provide a loaner during this time, however, Audi will not stand behind their vehicle/parts and fix the problem. I have owned nearly every brand of automobile from Chevrolet trucks to bmws and Porsche 911, and never had any repetitive brake issues such as this. Based on this experience I will never purchase another Audi vehicle.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2014 Audi A6 2
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

2014 Audi A6. Consumer writes in regards to a loud screeching noise when brakes are applied. The consumer also stated there was smoke coming out of the tail pipe, and when she parked the vehicle in the garage, smoke filled the entire garage. The vehicle was towed to the dealership. An inspection revealed a plastic bag was caught in the vent pipe and melted, which was the cause of the smoke and smell coming from the vehicle. As to the screeching sound when the brake was applied, the consumer was informed that small sounds were heard and the brake pads were cleaned. The service department suggested, the vehicle be driven more and that should solve the oxidation problem. The consumer drove the vehicle more often. However as she periodically slowed down, there was a screeching sound, even louder than ever before.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2002 Audi A6 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2005

Owned this car for nearly 3 years and have had to replace pads/rotors 5-6x. Audi no longer covers the replacements of the rotors after originally covering them under the warranty. This is an expensive problem that continues to reoccur. Dealer in portland, or is of no help.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2000 Audi A6 4
Failure Date: 07/28/2004

It is my belief that the wrong size rear wheel rotors (discs) were installed at the factory on this car. There are apparently two sizes, one for the sedan and a larger size for the station wagon. My station wagon had been given thw smaller size. I have asked Audi of America to investigate the issue but they have refused because the rotors were removed and replaced by an independent garage that actaually found the problem. Poor braking had been reported to the selling Audi dealer on four previous occasions; 7k mles,17k miles, 25k miles, and 33k miles. Then, I just gave up. I have the original pads and incorect rotors in a sealed box from the independent garage. I have all maintanence records including four statements of poor braking made to the Audi dealer. The problem was not found until the rear brakes were actually looked at and replsced at 115,000 miles. I am concered that there are other Audi station wagons out there with the same problem. I would like Audi to repay me for the expense of installing the correct rear brakes.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 1999 Audi A6 5
Failure Date: 03/19/2004

Two vehicles in front of my car on highway came to a stop; I applied brakes, pressing all the way to the floor of the car, and nothing happened - the car did not slow down and the abs did not engage, despite there being loose sand and salt on the road surface. I rear-ended the vehicles resulting in substantial damage to my car (over $10,000 to repair) and the car I hit (unknown cost covered by my insurance company). My car spent 2 months in the shop having the accident damage repaired. When I picked it up, I tested the brakes and they were very "soft" - I had to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor to get the car to stop, even though I was going no more than 10 mph. The abs did not engage that time either. I returned the car to the dealer to fix the brakes. They kept it all day and told me that nothing needed to be done. However, when I tested the brakes again, in the same spot I had tested them before, the brakes worked well and the abs engaged. On October 31, 2003, the dealership (bernardi Audi, 521 worcester road, natick MA; 508-651-9980) serviced the vehicle and supposedly replaced the font and rear brake pads and rotors.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2002 Audi A6 6
Failure Date: 08/15/2003

There is a sound of metal rattling towards the front end of the car. Sounds as if something is going to fall off the car. Audi could not identify the problem for 10 days and then said they identified the problem as front break pads coming loose. They repaired what they thought to be the problem. We returned to car to their service center 5 weeks later with the same problem. They can not identify what is wrong with the car and will not give us a guarantee in writing that the vehicle is safe to drive. My wife is 4 months pregnant and we are not comfortable having her drive a car with a front brake problem. Audi is refusing to buy the car back.

car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2000 Audi A6 7
Failure Date: 11/07/2002

Consumer noticed: the vehicle brake pads worn excessively premature. Causing to stop the car violent. Dealer has been notified. Please provide further information. Ts.

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