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Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 1998
Location:
Jamison, PA

front bumper became grossly damaged by a preformed concrete parking barrier. driver has no way of knowing that the bumper is being damaged because the bumper never touches the barrier.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi 100 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 1998
Location:
Arlington, VA

front spoiler fell off onto highway

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 100 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 20, 1999
Location:
Miami, FL

dear gentlemen: this is a cause for serious concern. the design of audi a6's front bumper is flawed. it is extremely low, and when you park the bottom part of the bumper gets stuck in the concrete slab placed in parking lots. slowly the bumper starts to separate from the rest of the body. if this happens at night and the driver is unaware of this, that it could fall off, causing a serious accident involving not only the owner of the audi, but those that trail behind, who most certainly get hit by the flying bumper. i have already brought my car twice to audi for this problem, and on both ocassions the company's official position is that it is the driver's fault. unofficially (i happen to deal with some very decent folks at the collection, the largest audi dealership in miami) they acknowledge the flaw, its recurrence with other owners, and can't really do much about it except send me to a reputable body shop. labor to fix this runs at around $ 550 per incident. the problem is that this is happening to everyone who owns a 1999 a6. as a matter of fact, today there were three with the same problem, and one in the body shop around the corner. the body shop owner told me they fix several of these every week. obviously there has got to be something seriously wrong with this car when everyone's bumper gets ripped off in standard parking lots. obviously the us dot or whoever is responsible for auto safety design has not deemed this important enough for a recall, until someone dies or some serious accident occurs in a major highway in this country. i believe you would be doing consumers and road safety a big favor by investigating this potentially serious safety matter. i tried audi's main office, and they just "washed their hands" sending me to the nearest body shop and to charge it to my insurance company. way to go, audi !!!! sincerely yours, oscar cury. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAA24B1WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 31, 1999
Location:
Westfield, NJ

the vehicle hit a stone barrier at 5mph and the bumper fell off. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJC84AXTN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Audi A6 1996 Structure Body Bumpers Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 61 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Lake Oswego, OR

faulty front bumper design is causing it to get caught in 6 inch curbing, resulting in bumper ripping, and making fender press against tires. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA34B4XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Audi A6 1999 Structure Body Bumpers Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 02, 1999
Location:
Woodland Hills, CA

front bumper cleared 4-5 inch parking curb, however upon backing up, bumper catches on curb and tears off.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 31, 1999
Location:
Parker, CO

front bumper assembly design is a problem, low ground clearence and lip at the end of the bumper assembly allows the bumper to get caught on parking curbs. the bumper provides on structural resistance and significant damage is cause at very low speeds.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B9XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 3 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 02, 1999
Location:
Waccabuc, NY

no summary.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 1 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 20, 1999
Location:
Coppell, TX

front bumper assembly torn away from vehicle, causing bumper and body damage. bumper 'grabbed' pre-formed cement parking barrier when placed in reverse. car did not touch barrier upon entering parking space. only upon placing vehicle in reverse did the bumper get caught and ripped away from body causing significant damage. this is the second time in the past six months that this has happened. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2000
Location:
Portland, OR

front bumper assembly is to low; not proper clearance for clearing curb when parking

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B5WN. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 1 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 27, 2000
Location:
Lake Oswego, OR

the front end is too low for parking at the curb, i have had to replace 2 front bumpers... very expensive. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA34B4XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 1998
Location:
Lake Osweg, OR

the front bumper catces on 6" curbs and its tearing loose from the fender and bending fenders on backing from curbs after parking. nlm

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 20, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi Cabriolet 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2000
Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ

no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WDBLK 70GYT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi CABRIOLET 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2001
Location:
Miami, FL

the front bumper sits so low that it caught on a parking space concrete stop--when i started backing out of the space, the bumper nearly ripped off the car. the bumper did not just scrape the concrete space stopper, but instead caught onto it, resulting in considerable damage to the bumper assembly. the concrete space stop was of normal size and in its proper position. the car simply sat so low, and is designed in such a way that it hooks onto the concrete stop when backing out.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B4WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2001
Location:
San Diego, CA

while driving into a parking place bumper went over the rail and got caught, when consumer backed up bumper feel off.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBH64B91N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2001
Location:
Huntington Beach, CA

bumper is so low that it catches on parking lot bumper guards. dealer refused to pay. have to come to almost a complete stop at any low points in the roadway. vin #wauda24b2xh128109 (your program refused to accept).

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA24B2XH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Denver, CO

i think it's silly that they can produce a car whose front bumper doesn't clear the concrete bumpers in parking lots.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas.

Audi Quattro 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 2000
Location:
Cos Cob, CT

1999 audi a6 quattro front bumper catches on all parking cement barriers. rips off when backing out of parking space. one does not know that this is going to happen until one backs out. car pulls in without scraping or noise to indicate potential problem. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA34B8XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi QUATTRO 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 1999 Structure Body Bumpers Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: New Country Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 203 661 1800 . Dealer's city: Greenwich . Dealer's state code: CT. Dealer's zipcode: 06830 .

Audi A6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2003
Location:
Huntington Beach, CA

the front bumper gets caught on parking bumpers on a regular basis. on this occasion, it was torn from the fender, and caused damage to the fender. it has occurred on countless occasions since then. the car is designed with the lower bumper too close to the ground.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was purchased on Apr 10, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2003 Structure Body Bumpers Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A8 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Wharton, NJ

the front bumper fell off twice without hitting any objects. please provide further details. *jb

Mileage was 51275 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBG34D2XN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A8 1999 Structure Body Bumpers Transmission Type: AUTO.


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