Brake Light On Problems of Audi A6

Audi A6 owners have reported 13 problems related to brake light on (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 Light On problem of the 2006 Audi A6 1
Failure Date: 02/10/2014

This is an on going problem with the A6 (c6) platform. If you have your parking brake light on, whether it be random or constant it is more than likely the parking brake module located in the trunk on the right hand side behind the side panel carpet. This is a well known issue that should have been considered a recall. I have seen plenty of Audi's with the electronic parking brake have this failure. However it is an easy fix and about a 100-and up part (I bought mine used for 120). But I think this should be a recall.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Audi A6 2
Failure Date: 04/30/2012

Was driving in my 2001 Audi A6 to work, at about 45 mph, and when apply my brake, it suddenly went soft and the abs light came on, also the brake light on dash starts flashing. I performed a brake service but and it did not correct the problem, I then took the vehicle for a diagnosis and found out it had a faulty abs circuit and would cost around $2000 to repair. I later did a research and learned that these vehicles has a common abs problem, which the Audi dealers would not answer to. I also learned this device were recall on the vw. Are there anyone to protects us from this costly, faulty unit failure?.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Audi A6 3
Failure Date: 09/12/2011

On our 2005 Audi A6 we purchased certified pre-owned (cpo) we are the second owners of the vehicle. When we purchased this A6 it had only 30,330 miles. When we got to around 90k+ miles is when we started to have some issues with the cars braking system. We took it to Audi which is the only place we have had it serviced and where we purchased the vehicle. They said there was a problem with the brake module causing the blinking brake light and the abs light to come on along with a loud beeping from time to time. They thought it could also be low on brake fluid and capped it off. The problem went away for a while but then came back along with the check engine light. This time it was said we have a fault ecu module. We had this service done which costs $2,200. Usd but this was just to repair the check engine light but not the brake module. We asked if this repair would resolve both issues and the answer was yes. There are thousands of complaints about the bosch brake module which seems to be an ongoing problem with Audi. This needs to be recalled and everyone get their money refunded to them for the pain and anguish this has caused. There also needs to be a class action lawsuit against Audi!!.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A6 4
Failure Date: 09/02/2011

The car had the abs and brake light display (brake light if flashing), causing the car to sometimes not stop properly. Checked out to be abs module failure.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A6 5
Failure Date: 08/26/2011

Abs module failure, abs system failed, abs warning light on , alarm and brake warning light on. Common failure on this model bosch unit.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A6 6
Failure Date: 04/07/2011

Abs module failure. Blinking abs light and flashing dash brake light indicating failure. It apparently is not uncommon on 1998-2002 Audi vehicles, a4 & A6 models alike.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A6 7
Failure Date: 11/05/2009

Dear dot, I've a 1998 Audi A6 quattro. My abs system shows warning yellow abs light and red flashing brake light at all time. I've taken my two shops and they both indicated that the abs unit is defective and needs replacement. They tested all 4 wheel sensors on the car and also mapped out the electrical system. The conclusion was a defective abs unit. I've done some research and other Audi owner from 1998 - 2001 also have the same issues. If this system is known to be defective, it should be recalled in all fairness. I am pretty happy with this car, but the abs is an uncomfortable experience. It cost about $2000 to replace the abs unit and Audi does not want to admit the problem. . Read more...

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A6 8
Failure Date: 10/05/2009

The abs light comes on steady, the hand brake light flashed constantly, and three warning beeps are heard. A computer reading says there is no connection with the abs unit. The abs doesn't work at all. It sometimes occurs when I first start the car, and sometimes after driving for a while. Audi says my car is too far out of warranty (2000 w/ 77,000 mi). They won't cover any costs.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A6 9
Failure Date: 12/14/2008

I drive a 1999 Audi A6 avant which is our primary family car. While driving the car one day, the car's abs warning indicator light comes on and stays illuminated until the car is shut off. At the same time the red brake warning light flashes on and off until the car is turned off. This same thing happens every time the car is turned on. Despite the flashing warning lights, the brakes operated normally on dry pavement. However, on wet, snowy pavement the abs did not work when braking for a stop. I called the Audi dealer to make an appointment for this problem (and other issues) because I was concerned about the safety of the brakes especially during the winter. The person I spoke with at the Audi dealership did not sound alarmed or very concerned about the warning lights for the abs and the brake. I asked again about the safety issue, and the person said I would be fine and made an appointment for me for two and a half weeks later. We drove the car carefully for the next two and a half weeks until our appointment at Audi. Before even looking at the car, Audi service desk said that the warning lights were probably, more than likely the abs control module. I was told it would cost $975 to replace the abs control module. I didn't have the dealership replace that abs module yet because I needed other repairs first. After researching the abs control module online and after talking to a few people I realize that is a very common problem for this make and model car and for other Audi cars but there is no recall campaign in effect for the batch of faulty abs modules. I live in minnesota where there is potential to be snow 5 months out of the year. I bought this car used because of all the safety features that are useful in snowy weather. To have the abs not functioning properly and then to realize that this is a common problem in this make of car seems to me to be a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacture. Audi should recall the abs module. Thanks.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A6 10
Failure Date: 03/06/2008

Abs control module failure. Intermittent problem in which abs light comes on, brake light comes on and flashes, and chime comes on. When this occurs it signifies that abs system is not working because it has lost communication with the components. Diagnosed by Audi dealer as "abs control module intermittently not communicating. " notified Audi of America about issue and contention that it is a safety issue because when abs working greater control is available in braking situations. With intermittent problem I'll have to glance at dashboard during emergency brake situation and brake according to whether at that moment I have abs or not. Volkswagen of America has performed a recall on the abs control unit (nhsta campaign 02v031000) for their 2002 jetta.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A6 11
Failure Date: 08/08/2006

Abs/brake light on all the time. I got my brakes changed, my mechanic checked it, and told me the abs system is malfunctioning.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A6 12
Failure Date: 11/27/2004

(1) abs/brake light indicators appeared on the dash. The amber (abs light) stays on while the red brake light blinks. An Audible alert sounds for 3 seconds, but the lights stay on. This indicates that the abs control module is malfunctioning, thus loosing abs abilities. (2) after researching through Audi forums (audiworld. Com or Audiforums. Com), I discovered this is a common occurrence in Audi's (1997-2001), including a4's, A6's and vw passats. It is speculated that water or moisture seeks into the module computer board, thus shorts it out. It was confirmed by my Audi dealer that my abs unit is defective. I received a $2,400 estimate to have it repaired. (3) nothing, too expensive- my bigger issue here is safety- most Audi/vw owners aren't aware that this is a recurring/frequent problem in their cars, because it's usually caught under warranty. If you?re like me and have an expired warranty you are paying through the nose. I called Audi of America to alert them about this defect and asked them to recall it nationally- they said no because my car is older. To that point, why did they recall the throttle body, lower control arms and a plastic wire protector on 12/15/04 if my car is so-called "older?" again they can't justify it. That leads me to believe that it would cost them too much money! I am hoping that someone doesn't get injured because of money or it takes an accident to get this (abs module) defect recalled, then I am sure Audi will end up paying 10x more. Please make this recall happen as well as ask Audi to inform their owners about this problem.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A6 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2004

Intermittent abs/brake light 1998 Audi A6 quattro 2. 8l, Audi dealer says it has faulty abs module which would need to be replaced. Cost: $2,148. 00 plus labor. Nothing was done to correct the failure. Dealer says it is a common problem.

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