Service Brakes Problems of Audi A6

Audi A6 owners have reported 24 problems related to service brakes (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   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Audi A6 1
Failure Date: 12/05/2018

All four brakes rotors were warped at 37k and had them replaced. Now the dealership is telling me the front ones are warped again after 12k miles. Car vibrates when you brake.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2019 Audi A6 2
Failure Date: 11/21/2018

Audi westmont leased me a brand new 2019 A6 last November 12, 2018. They claim "all" of Audi's 2019 A6's come with "summer tires" on them and getting an "all season" or "winter" tire is not possible unless I pay another $2,690. 83 for four more "wheels and winter tires". I drove the vehicle for two months on their "summer tires" bridgestone turanza t005 summer tires. On two separate occasions with less than one inch of snow on the ground, I totally lost control of the car while braking. My wife refused to ride again with me with the tires that came with the car. I finally went back in and had to purchase from them four new sotozero3 winter tires and four new wheels. I now have 8 new tires and 8 new wheels. My complain is with Audi, not the dealer. Selling or leasing these vehicles with summer tires only in a geographical area that experiences winters such as suburban chicago, is a disaster waiting to happen. Audi needs to be stopped before someone dies. Thank you!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Audi A6 3
Failure Date: 10/25/2018

Vacuum pump oil leak (06j145100g). 76k mi, found via multi point inspection on 10/25/18 (Audi of honolulu). Vehicle prod date: 07/2012, engine code: caeb, transmission: 0bk, quattro awd. The vacuum pump, located at the rear of the engine is leaking motor oil. Either the internal seals of the pump or gasket is faulty. Motor oil is leaking onto the exhaust, transmission, firewall insulation, engine belly pan, transmission mounts/crossmember, transmission belly pan, and lower rear of engine. Under moderate braking, white smoke would appear from under the hood (pressure forcing the oil through the pump seals, which then leaked onto the exhaust. ) braking power is sometimes diminished due to lack of vacuum power to brake booster (air leak). After shutting off engine (after normal driving), a burnt smell would appear (whole carport would smell). Est cost of parts + labor, $1k(Audi of honolulu). Vehicle is less than 10 years old and out of warranty. I'm highly concerned of a potential fire hazard and reduced braking ability.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Audi A6 4
Failure Date: 09/12/2017

See attached memo.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Audi A6 5
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

A few times when slowly gliding to a stop (red light or stop sign) when stepping on the brake pedal it seems to go to the floor and needs to be pumped in order to stop. It's a scary situation. I cannot make it happen. It didn't seem to happen until I had the brake fluid changed during routine maintenance at Audi. I reported the problem to dealer where the work was done and they said that they redid the fluid change but the problem has re-occurred a couple of times. Also, it seems that when sitting in the car with it idling I can just about press the brake pedal to the floor.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Audi A6 6
Failure Date: 04/21/2015

Audi brake guard activated spontaneously because the car sensed an impending impact with a vehicle in front of me. However, there was no vehicle in front of me, but the brake guard applied strong braking action on an open road, bringing me to an immediate stop. Had there been a car behind me, it would have likely hit my vehicle, since I came to a sudden stop on an unobstructed roadway for no reason.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1999 Audi A6 7
Failure Date: 01/23/2015

While driving 60 mph on the freeway, the car accelerated on its own to 72 mph as if going into cruise control. Confirmed the cruise control switch was turned off. Applied the brakes seven times. Car did not respond to braking. Engine seemed to race against the brakes. I put the car in neutral, moved to side of the road. Applied the hand brake. Turned key off. Car slowed then stopped. Since this incident the car was test driven twice by mechanics, during which it seemed to operate normally. On January 27, 2015 the car was taken to the local dealer, bellevue Audi, for diagnosis. Awaiting results.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2004 Audi A6 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

With the elec stability control being intermittent this is being caused by the abs module going bad/intermittent the brake pedle pressure changes. I have experienced this with my 2002 ram 1500 (4x4) as well. This could be a problem in all cars and trucks. The cost the fix for an Audi is around $2500. 00 and my ram was $1300. 00.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Audi A6 9
Failure Date: 03/07/2014

On 2 separate occasions I had to pay for a parking brake module or motor. The cost was 900. 00 both times. I google this and found more complaints about this same issue.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Audi A6 10
Failure Date: 09/06/2013

I was driving my car in my work parking lot when a loud beep occurred and my car issued a warning for "parking break malfunction. " two lights, esc and abs also lit up when the beep sounded. I immediately stopped driving, engaged the parking brake (which worked) and disengaged it. I am the second owner of the car and after some research found that the brake module and mmi both had been upgraded by the previous owner. I continued to witness these symptoms and am waiting for my dealership to run a diagnostic. I have read enough consumer complaints about this specific problem to know that Audi should take a deeper look into it.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Audi A6 11
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Audi A6. The contact stated while traveling approximately 60 mph, he attempted to decelerate but the brakes seized. The contact also mentioned that smoke and extreme heat emitted from the front brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the rotors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and the abs system was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Audi A6 12
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

Audi 2005 A6 started to have intermittent warning for abs, stability, hand brake at ~55k miles. Took car to dealer to diagnose it . Dealer called with an estimate of $2800 to replace abs module. He also provided an estimate of $1100 for another error code for airbag to replace the center rear seat belt. I'm not understanding why these warning codes come so randomly and clear so randomly. Not sure why an Audi A6 will need such repairs that clearly point to flaws in design and unreliable parts after only 55k miles. There are tons for online complaints from Audi drivers that use the bosch 8. 0 abs module. Audi should either recall this part or offer to pay for the repairs. When I complained to Audi USA, basically they asked if I was first owner and if I take it to dealer for maintenance. The answers for both is no. I'm the 2nd driver. Bought the car with only 20k miles and since relocating to houston, I take the car to a local garage for oil change. I'm looking for safecar. Gov to rectify the issue with Audi. Audi doesn't even sell the abs module part alone. You will have to buy the brake pump as well.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Audi A6 13
Failure Date: 08/29/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Audi A6 2. 7 quattro. The contact stated while traveling 20 mph the abs system activated causing the vehicle to veer to the left. The vehicle was able to be driven to the contact's home. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 90,500. Pmb.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Audi A6 14
Failure Date: 12/22/2011

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

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Audi A6 15
Failure Date: 05/03/2011

Faulty abs module.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Audi A6 16
Failure Date: 07/20/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Audi A6. While driving approximately 40 mph, the abs engaged suddenly and then the vehicle went back to normal function. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 78,000 and the current mileage was 83,787.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Audi A6 17
Failure Date: 09/22/2009

Electromechanic parking brake broke 6 times in 4 years. A few times the brake won't disengage, having to literally drag the car on a platform to be able to take it to the dealer. Since the first event I've never used the parking brake on purpose (the car is automatic) to avoid another malfunction but it would still break every few months. It's either the motors or wiring or both. It never happened to me while driving but dealer warned me that it could. The reason I'm filing the complaint is that it is not an isolated case. A quick google search "Audi parking brake malfunction" will prove that the problem is widespread and it makes me think that they should have issued a recall but they didn't.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Audi A6 18
Failure Date: 02/12/2009

2000 Audi a-6 quattro 2. 8 l; abs module has malfunctioned. This seems to be a common occurrennce on these vehicles as I've seen numerous people complaining about it on the Audi forum.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Audi A6 19
Failure Date: 02/05/2009

Abs control module has failed on my 2000 Audi A6. From an internet search this appears to be an almost taken for granted repair/replacement item, I. E. ; it happens to almost every vehicle. This is not an inexpensive item to replace (500-1300 dollars including labor). There are thousands of complaints, forums, blogs dedicated to this particular issue. I believe a recall is warranted. Please investigate this issue. Thank you.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Audi A6 20
Failure Date: 06/06/2008

Faulty abs system in Audi A6 2000 model.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Audi A6 21
Failure Date: 05/19/2003

Abs control unit is faulty on my Audi A6 2003. I believe it is subject to recall indicated by the $1800 repair and frequency of this complaint on the internet.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2001 Audi A6 22
Failure Date: 03/29/2001

The vehicle shimmied severely when the brakes were depressed.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2001 Audi A6 23

Consumer stated while traveling on wet roads the brakes become soft. Once dry, the brakes grab. The consumer stated the front and rear brakes were replaced several times.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2001 Audi A6 24

During inclement weather driver must pump the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. Also, the brakes grab in the rear. Dealer replaced the brakes four times, but problem still exists.



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