1998 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 1998

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1998 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 20 repairs.
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1998 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (21%)

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Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6

Engine not specified

Audi in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

US $300
Broken front lower control arm replaced front axle broke as a result of broken front control arm 
Apr 2013

130000 mi

US $100
Replaced clogged crankase breather hoses - PCV valve - and suction valve. 
Audi in Alaska, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

89000 mi

US $500
upper control arms replaced. the arms were not engineered correctly as oem. 
Audi in Georgia, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2012
Mar 2012

194000 mi

US $900
A series of spots on roof and trunk where paint failed. 

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1998 Audi A6 / S6 / RS6 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011 Would not start more than 75 percent of attempts. Among parts replaced in attempt to fix: ECU, many sensors and relays, ignition switch, coil pack, upper wiring harness. 
Audi in Hong Kong, China
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Oct 2012

82760 mi

Cam belt, water pump, steering pump replaced. Wheel bearings replaced. CV joints replaced. 
Audi in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Aug 2010
Jul 2009

202000 mi
Ignition switch was broken. Plastic portion of switch was broken. ABS brake module light came on. Sent to shop for rebuild. Airbag light was on. Discovered connector was unplugged when removing steering wheel to fix broken ignition. 
Oct 2009

204000 mi

US $20
Pixels in Dashboard display not working properly. 
Mar 2010

208000 mi

US $55
Instrument panel sent to repair shop for pixel display repair. Re-installed after instrument panel repaired. Passenger side window would not go up. Dismantled door amd replaced window guides. I noticed that window cables had come off pulleys. Re-aligned cable and installed new cable guides. 
Audi in California, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Jan 2011

143000 mi

US $1000
thermostat frozen shut, car overheated. r/r timing belt, water pump, thermostat, tensioner, etc 
May 2011

147300 mi

US $3400
Torque converter lost seal and all transmission fluid. Replaced with used transmission. 
Aug 2012

152200 mi

US $1000
New drive shaft. Replace radiator hoses. Replace PCV tubing. Tighten loose front calipers. 

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