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Audi A6 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2009
Location:
Longmont, CO

my abs light, parking brake failure, and esp lights all came on at the same time while driving my 2005 audi a6 4.2 s-line model through a sudden snow storm in colorado. my abs immediately failed and my brakes locked, causing me to lose control of my vehicle, and fortunately i avoided a crash (i was at low speeds). the quattro all wheel drive was also disabled at this time and i was unable to gain traction on the icy road. this could have been a devastating crash resulting in injuries if i had been going the speed limit that night. i immediately took my car in for service on 12/2/09 and was told i needed to have the abs module replaced at a cost of around $1600. why was this not a recalled part? according to the service tech at stammler audi in boulder, co it is a very common problem with the 2005 model year because it is the first year to have some new technology involved in the vehicle's driving systems. i am extremely upset that there is nothing i can do but pay out of pocket for a defective part, that audi also agrees with, just to drive safely on the roadways. *tr

Mileage was 52365 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEL74F55N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Audi A6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 03, 2010
Location:
Sagamore Hills, OH

brake lights have stopped working. along with abs, traction & stability control. *tr

Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULD64B03N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2009
Location:
Denver, CO

my brake light started beeping and flashing one day while driving. the beeping and flashing continued through the next couple of weeks. i took my car to my mechanic and he said i would have to take it to the dealer because audi won't release their service codes. i called the dealer and asked what was going on. the mechanic asked me "were you driving your car in the rain?" i had quite a few sarcastic responses to the stupid question but i just said, yeah. i assume a car is engineered to be driven in all climates including, rain. a product should be designed to perform its intended use. not the a4. who needs an all wheel drive car if they don't plan on driving it through rain and snow? the mechanic told me that my abs control module needs to be replaced and it would cost me $1500. he told me that my abs and all wheel drive would not work properly until i fix it. i live in colorado and i frequently drive through the snow. i drive through the rocky mountains in icy and dangerous conditions. luckily, it was summer time when my module went out. i take my little sisters, little brothers, and nephews snowboarding. i could have been seriously injured or killed or i could have seriously injured or killed someone else because i was driving a vehicle that i thought had abs, but didn't. there is a slim margin for error when you are driving on snowy curves through the mountains. i could be at the bottom of the cliff by the time i realize my abs wasn't working. or i could slide over a group of pedestrians. even if audi doesn't want to pay for the repairs, they should at least notify their owners that this is a very common problem that drivers should be aware of. i went online and i was not surprised to see that thousands of other people had the same problem. audi did absolutely nothing except offer to repair the broken module for full price. *tr

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Audi A8 2004
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 28, 2011
Location:
Cerritos, CA

i own a 2004 audi a8 quatro, this morning the car accelerated on it's own. the driver seat, steering wheel, and the car suspension adjusted automatically while i was driving it and it went from 40mph to 150+ without me having my foot on the accelerator. for a minute i thought i was going to die. i slowly starting pressing on the brake pedal hoping the car would not flip. it took about 2 to 3 minutes for me to slow down the car. i put the emergency brake and turned it off. i turned it back on and the engine was still accelerated, it sounded it like the accelerator was stuck even though the car was on park. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUML44E64N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi A8 2004 Drive type:AWD.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2011
Location:
Philadelphia, PA

2001 audi a6 quattro 2.7t abs light and brake light and traction control light are on. took it to a mechanic, and he said the bosch control module needed replacing. i have been reading up online and found many other owners of this vehicle have the exact same problem. this is a safety hazard and should be recalled. *tr

Mileage was 113000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED64B41N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2001 Drive type:AWD. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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