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Audi A6 / S6 Brake Problems and Repair Histories

Audi A6 / S6 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (5%)

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Audi A6 / S6 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 183 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

supercharged 310hp 3.0L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

53000 mi

US $1000
Warped rotor needed to be replaced 
10000 mi Car began to vibrate when braking at highway speeds, was told rotors had warped prematurely, dealer replaced brakes and pads under warranty 

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2013 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

18000 mi Vibration and pulsating brakes. Vibration when braking 
25000 mi Warped front brake rotors. Second time front rotors have been replaced. 

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2013 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

supercharged 310hp 3.0L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

54300 mi

US $1000
brake pad replacement. 
26000 mi Rear brake pads down to 5mm with front pads at 9mm. Dealer replaced rear pads due to unusual wear. 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 245hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

69440 mi

$200
Repeating squeaks from the breaks. Signs of rust on the callipers. 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

supercharged 310hp 3.0L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

29760 mi Failure led to a cut in an electrical harness. Delay was 2 days for part delivery. 
36000 mi Rear brakes and rotors just needed replacing. 
46000 mi

US $650
Replaced rear rotors and pads. 

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2008 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

435-horsepower 5.2L V10 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

87000 mi

US $650
Replace the pads and rotors 
53000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace Front Rotors and Pads due to wear. Check brake light was illuminated. 

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2008 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

350-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

50000 mi

US $500
front brake pads and rotors 

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2008 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

36000 mi

US $500
new front breaks and rotors 
17000 mi Malfunctioning front brake caliper Caliper replaced. 

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2007 Audi A6 / S6

Engine not specified

73540 mi

C $550
Rotors warped causing shimmying. Rotors replaced. Pads left as is. 
76040 mi

C $250
Rotors are starting to warp again 

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2007 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Wagon

435-horsepower 5.2L V10 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

97960 mi

$50
Change of brake pads in front. EPC Red Stuff 
101240 mi

$70
ESP fault. ABS, ESP, EPC didn't work properly. Electronic Throttle and automatic gearbox went into "Limp home", almost no possibility to accelerate normally. Didn't found what caused it, suddenly all problems dissapeared. 

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2007 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $600
Worn front brake pads and rotors. Both replaced without issue. 

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2007 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

435-horsepower 5.2L V10 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

86300 mi

US $250
Replaced pads and rotors (front) due to wear 
91000 mi

US $725
Rear pads & rotors replaced - consumables 
98700 mi

US $1200
Front pads & rotors were worn, needed to be replaced 

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2006 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

133760 mi

C $1465
Vacuum pump was leaking slightly, preventive replacement was performed, $479. 
139060 mi

C $400
Front rotors and pads worn, required replacement. 
55000 mi Normal Maintenance-LOF, Tire rotation and Align, Found Rear Brakes needed replacement- Pads and Rotors repalced 

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2006 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

335-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $750
Replace rear brake pads; 95,000 mile service 
106000 mi

US $700
Replaced worn rear brake pads and rotors 
132000 mi

US $125
Parking brake failure light, ABS light, ESP lights on the dash. Diagnoses was a bad solenoid in ABS module. No repair was available, only complete replacement for $2800. 
135000 mi

US $1100
Bad solenoid in ABS module. Replaced with used part 
91140 mi

C $400
ABS control module failed - common problem. 

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2006 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

132000 mi

US $350
parking caliper fail on the passenger side, replaced caliper 
68000 mi

US $600
both front pads and rotors required replacement 
229000 mi The motor slowly ran rougher again then it sprung a leak in the brake line. Scrapped vehicle with 235,000 miles. 
73160 mi ABS ASC warning. Handbrake malfunction on pull away. Server jerking on pull away. Front wheel sensor speed ring removed and reinstalled due to string wrapped around wheel hub. 
92220 mi Would not start. Stuck in park. Replaced battery as low battery shown Problem not solved. Manually unlock park with button provided. Then car would start. Has happened twice. Suspect fault in brake light earth as bulb warnings randomly. 

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2006 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

30000 mi Pedal travel longer than normal. Brakes would grab quickly after certain amount of pedal travel. 
35300 mi

US $331
Brake pads were @ 3mm. Pads replaced. Rotors were kept 
151000 mi

US $100
Front pads and rotors. Replaced with slotted and drilled, performance pads. 
110000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace ESP module $700 part $300 labor. Dash alarm was going off continuously. The tech worked on diagnosis for more than 2 hours. Parts had to ordered. 
195000 mi

US $280
New rear pads and rotors turned, EPS system rest after malfunction post brake pad install. 

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2006 Audi A6 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel CVT 2WD

84480 mi

€600
Just the mileage was causing the brakes need preventive maintenance 

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2005 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

112840 mi

$800
Change of ABS main module. Amount in US$ (800) 

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2005 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

335-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

88200 mi

US $820
pads and roters 
C $790 electric brake failure 
51000 mi

US $560
Replaced worn rear brake pads & rotors with EBC yellow stuff performance pads & slotted rotors 
108700 mi

US $2200
Replaced ABS module and pump 

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2005 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

54500 mi

US $477
Had to take the car in for rear brakes, fluid also added, also had to put in new wiper blades 
63000 mi

US $500
Just preventive maintenance Brakes replaced in front and windshield wipers replaced. 
84000 mi

US $2100
ABS system had to be repaired. I kept hearing a clicking noise when I pulled out of my driveway.  
104000 mi

US $1600
replace ABS module 
53000 mi Car was in for routine service and discovered rear brakes needed replaced 
121000 mi

US $500
electronic parking brake malfunction, noticed via warning light. Not I function I use. $400+ (wiring harness + label) Will repair soon as I assume need to pass inspection in September 
149000 mi

US $1600
Replaced wiring harness, controller, and switch for electronic parking brake. 
38000 mi Replace worn brake pads. 
125300 mi

US $350
pads, rotors 
124000 mi Fluid dropped levels in brakes. Bled and replaced, checked for leaks, nothing found. 
101300 mi

US $250
Replaced front and rear brake pads 
117700 mi Brake fluid replaced 

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2004 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $790
Brakes were shuddering when stopped hard. 
85000 mi

US $300
Front brake rotors and pads. 
108500 mi Rattle coming from right front of car. Diagnosed as loose inner brake pad. Pad retaining springs were misaligned. I repaired the springs and refitted the pads. No more rattle. 

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2004 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

46000 mi

US $998
Replace Pads and Rotors, Audi Parts, Front Bleed and refill Brake Fluid 
47000 mi

US $430
Brake pedal vibration under moderate braking. Suspected warped rotors, dealer confirmed and replaced rear rotors and pads.  
53000 mi

US $599
Rear brake pads replaced 
53000 mi

US $900
Need new front rotors (old rotors warped) and pads at all four corners. 

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2004 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

54560 mi Brake shudder through pedal and steering wheel when hot e.g quick run down hill. No shudder on normal braking. Advised Buckled front rotors that can be machined. Tech says they will warp again,is an older A6 problem. living with it for now. 

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2003 Audi A6 / S6

Engine not specified

48000 mi

US $500
ABS control module, ESP and ABS Lights on 

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2003 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

94000 mi

US $1300
Failed ABS module replaced 
182000 mi

US $1400
Replaced brake pads and rotors, emergency brake cables (last changed brakes at 105k) 
190000 mi

US $73
Rubbing noise from right front brakes. Both rotors turned and brake pads removed and re-installed. 
232000 mi

US $616
Left rear caliper failed, scoring the rotor. Replaced caliper, rear brake pads, and turned rotors. 
238000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors 
76000 mi

US $1650
parking brake cables failed, needed to be replaced 
59000 mi

US $225
ABS light came on. Replaced brake pedal switch. 
90000 mi

US $960
Replace rear brake pads/rotors 
99000 mi

US $1400
Rear brakes worn down to metal backing plates required complete replacement of pads and rotors. 
133000 mi

US $200
front pads worn unevenly, sliding pins weren't lubed, resurfaced with new pads 

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2003 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

156000 mi

US $45
Replaced rotors 
185000 mi

US $140
Replaced Pads and Disks. 

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2003 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

108000 mi

US $200
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
125000 mi

US $2500
Replaced abs computer and abs sensor. 
153000 mi

US $700
Replace rear pads and drums. 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

48000 mi Brake light came on again during hard high speed left turn. Originally a problem in August the dealer looked at it and said fluid low. Topped up fluid again problem has not reoccured 
82000 mi

US $260
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) light on dash during/after anomalous anti-lock brake engagement at speeds 20-50MPH. System scan reports "Yaw Sensor - signal intermittent" or "Yaw Sensor - circuit failure. Yaw Sensor replaced, however, inside 25 miles the problem (ESP light in instrument cluster) was back. Vehicle owner investigated further and determined a faulty electrical connector/contact was to blame. The problem has not returned since. 
124000 mi

US $500
brake pads and just basic oil change and stuff 
144000 mi

US $700
Basic brake job - front. 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $75
Brake light switch 
109000 mi

US $1500
ABS Pump/Module failure and one wheel sensor. Parts replaced and warning code cleared. 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

108000 mi

US $1700
Leaking brake system, required replacing master cylinder and both rear calipers. 
116000 mi

US $750
ABS light was on due to faulty sensors and bad control module. Diagnostic completed and sensors replaced by shop, but control module will be replaced by owner (self) in the near future. 
86000 mi

US $700
Brake pads worn, super excessive dusting on right front, worn rotors, lubed slides and checked for possible frozen caliper. 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $1200
Front brake pads. 
108000 mi

US $420
Had rear brakes done, Misfire turned out to be a spark plug problem 
79000 mi

US $1200
Front brakes replaced 
141000 mi

US $580
ABS and brake warning lights came on. First diagnosed as brake fluid pressure issue. Unit replaced - problem stayed. Eventually replaced the brake sensor - problem fixed. 
81000 mi

US $488
Brake booster hose replaced. 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

71000 mi

US $400
Rear brake pads worn to limits. Rotors within spec, but close to wear limits, so replaced rear rotors as well. Front pads and rotors 30% life left, so chose to replace them at the same time, primarily because I've switched to a low-dust brake pads. 
81000 mi

US $750
Replaced both rear Brake Calipers, passenger rear was leaking fluid around piston seal 
101000 mi

US $1000
Rear Caliper became defective. Torn Boot. Replaced both calipers as well as rotor and pads. 
111000 mi

US $600
Front pads and rotor $600. 4 pads per wheel 
154000 mi

US $1800
I took the Audi in to a local brake shop to have my brakes checked, knowing that I was getting close to needing replaced. The calipers on the rear had failed which was causing that annoying grinding sound. 
132000 mi Replaced rear brakes 
136300 mi

US $40
Replaced front brakes 

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2002 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

103500 mi

US $190
Replaced brake pads (normal wear) 
114000 mi

US $475
replaced pads on all 4,, replaced front rotors 
42000 mi

US $59
Drained and flushed complete Brake system. 
42000 mi

US $110
Drained and flushed complete brake system by dealer including flushing the ABS module, to improve brake pedal modulation. 
98000 mi

US $377
Brake booster repair 
74000 mi

US $1000
Brake pads and rotors. 
114000 mi Replace rear brakes 

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2001.5 Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

79000 mi

US $350
Front rotors worn, replaced OEM. Cut rear rotors still within tolerance 

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2001 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

170000 mi

£400
Pad wear 

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2001 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

107000 mi

US $1000
replace one caliper, resurfaced all 4 rotors and replaced 4 sets of brake pads. 4 new bridgestone tires from Costco and an alignment from local shop. All done by myself. 

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2001 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

86000 mi Replace brakes/rotors. 
45000 mi

US $1100
Rear brake pads worn to metal. Replace both rear rotors and pads.  
127000 mi Brakes going into anti-lock puslation on every stop. Rebuilt anti-lock control module put in. Anti-lock senders cleaned. Repair was not successful. 
71000 mi Replaced front and rear brake pads. 
89000 mi

US $180
Replaced front brake pads 
128000 mi

US $1800
Front brake rotors and pads. 
87000 mi

US $900
Worn front brake pads 
109000 mi Brake rotors and pads replaced 
116000 mi Replaced rear rotors and pads 

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2001 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

150000 mi

US $350
Front rotors (replaced with slotted) but were rusted to hub. Replaced Front pads (Carbon Kevlar pads) Replaced Front ABS speed sensor 
119000 mi Replaced rotors and pads. 
144500 mi

US $90
Replaced all soft brake lines and bled the system. 
79360 mi

C $1000
Right rear caliper failed, needed new caliper, two new rotors, (left one replaced as well, to match wear). 
138000 mi

US $500
Rear hydraulic brake cylinder was leaking brake fluid and needed replacement. 
141000 mi

US $700
Float for brake fluid malfunction, replaced float, drained & replaced brake fluid. 
165000 mi

US $780
Brake warning light. Replaced rotors and pads in the front. 

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2001 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

115500 mi

US $300
Replaced all 4 rotors and brake pads. Some were in dire need, others were alright (just preventive). 
105400 mi rear disc braked ceased. mechanic cleaned them and replaced pads valve cover gasket replaced oil was leaking. 

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2001 Audi A6 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $675
Brakes, pads and rotors ABS Brake sensor. 

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2001 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

81000 mi

US $600
ABS warning light on: repaired ABS control module 

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2000 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

90000 mi

US $350
ABS Controller failed - installed rebuilt controller 
124000 mi

US $300
Replaced cracked brake lines Replaced transmission fluid and filter 
113000 mi

US $1000
Car had an intermittent failure of the ABS control unit. Brake warnng light came on a brake pedal would sink to floor as ABS unit released pressure. Not a good thing. Tuning car off would recalibrate ABS and car could be driven.  

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2000 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 4.2L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

154300 mi Warped front rotors .. replaced pads also. Cheap rotors were "white box" and warped badly with little warning lasted about 2 + years. 
155700 mi Rear Pads & Rotors (ATE) 
81840 mi

C $1160
ABS SENSOR FAIL AND REPLACE ROTORS AND PADS 
84320 mi

C $525
Brake line burst 
122000 mi

US $120
warped front right rotor, replaced both front rotors myself. 
217000 mi

US $180
Received ABS / Brake warning light. ABS module faulty. Removed it and sent to Module Masters for rebuild. Re-installed rebuilt module and ABS / Brake light reset. 

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2000 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

160000 mi

US $258
Low brake pad warning light; rear right caliper had to be replaced, new rear pads and 1qt DOT 4 brake fluid 

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2000 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

121000 mi rear calipers replace 
129000 mi

US $297
Squeaking from rear wheels. Cause was brake pads worn down to replacement level. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced.  

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2000 Audi A6 / S6

Engine not specified

138000 mi Replaced brake rotors / pads / sensors. 

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2000 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic AWD

88000 mi

US $3500
Brake pads were replaced. Brake pad squeals badly even after returning car to the dealer. 
88000 mi The brakes squealed very badly after the front pads were replaced. The visit to correct the problem was unsuccessful. 

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2000 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

108820 mi Needed new ABS module. 

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2000 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

72000 mi

US $1400
ABS warning light was on - needed to replace ABS sensor. 

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1999 Audi A6

Engine not specified

133000 mi

US $185
There is a abs light, which I think is a loose wire, but im not fixing that. 

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1999 Audi A6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

161000 mi

US $1400
Replaced front and rear brake pads and rotors. 
107000 mi

US $120
ABS Module Failed. Had it repaired. 
162000 mi

US $800
Front pads and rotors. 

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1999 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

129000 mi

US $2000
Replaced brake rotors and pads...front. 

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1999 Audi A6 / S6 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

111000 mi

US $250
brakes were cooked 

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1998 Audi A6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

152000 mi

US $1000
Tighten loose front calipers. 
202000 mi

US $125
ABS brake module light came on. Sent to shop for rebuild. 

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