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2012 Audi A6 repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 156 repairs.
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2012 Audi A6 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (65%)

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Chart based on 99 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Audi A6

Engine not specified

Audi A6 in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Jan 2015 backup camera wont engage sometime 
Oct 2015

57000 mi
thermostat replacement under warranty 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

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

Audi A6 in Great Britain
Dec 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013 Knocking noise from front suspension or trim. Dealer failed to sort the fault. 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 204hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A6 in Norway
Feb 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2013

17980 mi
Had to exchange an electrical relay component that prevented the central locking from opening the fuel tank lid. Could not refuel. 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A6 in Poland
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Nov 2015

83260 mi

$1200
Wishbone oil stabilizer leak. Noises when driving on harsh surfaces. 
Jul 2016

99780 mi

$200
Intermittent jerking while changing lower gears. Fix: software upgrade, reset to base settings, scheduled change of transmission fluid. 
Audi A6 in Great Britain
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

11000 mi
Both speakers replaced and door rattles fixed 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
Xeon n/s headlamp unit replaced 
Aug 2013

27000 mi
Rear sensors did not work. one sensor point defective causing system to fail 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Audi A6 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

22000 mi
Final drive of CVT was defective and the entire CVT was replaced under warranty. Symptoms included grinding noise when steering wheel was held off center(variable degrees) and card allowed to move slowly, the noise could be heard. Sunroof inoperative. Switch defective. 
May 2013

30900 mi
Water leak into the interior of the car, past the seals around the front door speakers. Water that gets past the glass window bottom seal would go into the door and then leak past the speaker seal, into the interior of the car. 
Feb 2014

45600 mi

US $50
Fuel filler door failed to open. Had to replace the fuel filler flap actuator with a revised part. Bought the part myself and replaced it based on instructions obtained online. Problem has since been resolved. 
Audi A6 in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

79200 mi

US $345
Mmi and nav update and upgrade pcv. Programmed a key 
Audi A6 in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

32000 mi
AC not blowing cold at all. Malfunction of AC pressure switch G395. TSB# 2020124/12. Replaced with revised part 4H0-959-126-A 
Jan 2016

40300 mi
The diaphragm in the crankcase pressure regulating valve that was replaced last time was not sealing properly, causing hard start, rough idle, almost stalling, MIL. Entire valve replaced. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

29700 mi
Breather valve(pressure regulating valve) was not working right, removed and reinstalled 
Jul 2015

36300 mi
Sunroof wouldn't close Windshield washer nozzle inoperative AC was blowing hot air; AC pressure/temperature switch replaced 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 204hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A6 in Czech Republic
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

25420 mi
Unstable steering, drifting to the left or to the rigt Can not set the Temperature, heating too much at the Winter, too much air blow noise from driving rod, part replaced 

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2012 Audi A6 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A6 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Aug 2018
Dec 2015

36000 mi
The F module failed and caused problems with Nav, Audio 
Jun 2016

37000 mi
The iPod was not loading into the MMI. Software update. Repair complete. 
Audi A6 in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

51000 mi
Check engine light, code P2753, Transmission Fluid Cooler Control Circuit/Open. Replaced valve, repaired wiring harness, replaced connector. 
Jun 2018

81000 mi

US $350
A/C Pressure sensor failure. Replaced, system evacuated, recharged and leak tested. Repair listed for ~$500, had $150 coupon which was nice. 
Audi A6 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

66000 mi

US $3000
Front & Rear Pads & Rotors Leaking & Cracked Motor Mounts (2) 
Mar 2018

70000 mi
Needed to have both front and rear rotors replaced after 3000 miles - Defective parts that were replaced previously in Dec 2017. No cost to me... 
Audi A6 in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

15500 mi
MMI connection problems with telephones. Moonroof creaks and grinds 
Feb 2016

15500 mi
Scheduled Maintenance. Ashtray cover broken. MMI screen does not come out occasionally. Ashtray cover replacement. 
Mar 2016

15500 mi
Exhaust Rattle from flex pipes. 
May 2016

16700 mi
MMI Screen motor/carrier caused screen to hang or not come out at all. 
Dec 2016

30096 mi
Fuel Pump recall, dealership damaged fuel lines so gas was leaking. Repaired under warranty had to wait for fuel line. 
Audi A6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2015 - Nov 2017
Jan 2016

36500 mi
Glove box lock replaced. 
Jun 2016

41000 mi
Sunroof making squeak noise when opening /closing. MMI knob peeling. 
Apr 2017

52500 mi

US $85
The timing chain rattled very loudly on cold starts for well over two minutes. On hard starts it would rattle for about thirty seconds. There is a TSB to correct this issue and resulted in the timing chain tensioners being replaced. 
Nov 2017

56000 mi

US $500
Audi Atlanta damaged exhaust components after trying to repair another issue they created. This occurred multiple times. I finally took the car to Audi Marietta to fix all the problems caused by Audi Atlanta. 
Audi A6 in Nevada, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2019
Dec 2018

51000 mi

US $1700
Rear brake pads 
Audi A6 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

57000 mi
One of the parking sensors failed 
Dec 2017

89000 mi

US $1300
Water pump was failing, replaced water pump. Pads were worn, replaced pads and rotor 
Audi A6 in Wyoming, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

67000 mi

US $200
Transmission cooler valve replaced. $105 for the valve and $87 for labor. 
Sep 2018

73000 mi

US $250
Premature failure of front upper control arm bushings. Replaced all front upper control arms. 
Audi A6 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Oct 2014

20000 mi
Glove box was inoperable - could not be opened. Replaced glove box 
Dec 2014

21000 mi
Replaced right rear shock 
Jan 2018

41000 mi
Hood latch wasn't working - needed lubrication. 
Audi A6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2016 - Feb 2018
Jan 2018

74000 mi

US $900
Cracks were discovered in the inner lower control arm bushings and would not pass state inspection. We opted to replace all lower and upper control arm bushings while the repair was being performed. 
Audi A6 in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2017
Jun 2015

32000 mi
Issues with blind spot sensors shutting down in heavy traffic, misc. MMI freezes, etc. Dealer updated MMI software. 
Audi A6 in
Mar 2001 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

56391 mi
Fuel pump replacement 
Audi A6 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

50000 mi

US $99
EMISSIONS EVAP LEAK 
Jun 2017

52000 mi

US $300
rear brakes 
May 2018

57000 mi
[A/C] DID NOT REPAIR IT AS NOW. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

78000 mi
One catalytic converts broke but was still under warranty 
Sep 2017

87000 mi
85K service was completed and they noted one broken and one cracked motor mount. 
Feb 2018

92300 mi
Replaced two motor mounts. I bought the car with 67k miles and is my first Audi so I bought a warranty (not from the dealer) and motor mounts are covered. 
Apr 2018

95000 mi

US $1250
Less than 3mm on front brake pads so replaced pads, rotors, and flushed and replaced brake fluid. 
Audi A6 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2017

76000 mi

US $500
Trans fliud didn’t have replacement bolts 
Dec 2017

82000 mi

US $800
Water pump 
Audi A6 in Utah, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2018
Nov 2016

65700 mi

US $300
gas cap lock would not unlock 
Jun 2017

78000 mi

US $150
both front wheel bearings replaced 
Sep 2017

76000 mi

US $1300
When idling the ac would not stay cold, they found a fuse and the AC fan needed replaced 
Dec 2017

80000 mi

US $300
Painted calipers and replaced pads with EBC red pads 
May 2018

82000 mi
Front left wheel bearing needed replaced, it was less then a year since the last replacement so it was covered by the dealership 
Sep 2018

86000 mi

US $100
wheel bearing went out again a recall item failed that was giving me a couple warning lights intermittenly, one was that my side detection sensors were not working properly. I cannot remember the other warning light, but the dealership determined it was a airbag harness that was recalled and replaced a while ago had failed so they covered replacing that 
Audi A6 in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2018
Aug 2016

44000 mi
Epc light turned on and limited rpm to 4000. Dealer checked and replaced an oil pressure switch. 
Audi A6 in Missouri, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

52300 mi
had fuel door actuator replaced 
May 2017

61000 mi
front lower control arms to resolve clunk I had the motor replaced for the info screen that sometimes hung up. 
Audi A6 in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

67000 mi

US $86
passenger side mirror motor needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2016

89000 mi

US $53
Rear view mirror came off and the O-ring needed to be replaced so it would snap on properly and stay secure. 
Jul 2016

97000 mi

US $85
Engine light on and was covered under extended warranty. $85 deductible. Replaced sensor, but light now back on. Had brakes done but that was normal wear.  
Mar 2017

123000 mi

US $700
They said the motor mounts were bad. One had leaked completely and the other one is leaking. Total to fix was $1600. I said thanks but no thanks at this time as I do not notice any vibrations. Will shop this repair around as i think I can get it for cheaper than at the dealer. 
Jun 2017

133000 mi

US $825
Catalytic converter snapped off from engine. It was a clean break therefore the shop was able to weld it back together. Saved about $1,000. Part alone was going to be 950. According to dealer this happens quite often which begs the question why the hell Audi doesn't do something about it. 
Jul 2017

135000 mi

US $1200
Engine mounts on both sides were leaking so I had them replaced at a cost of 1200. Dealer wanted 1600. 
Aug 2017

137000 mi

US $150
Car is jerky in gears 1-3. Took it to my guy and then to the dealer. Both said it needed a new transmission. Tried the software adjustments to no avail. Second Audi, Second transmission issue. Once I'm done with this car I am never buying another audi again. 
Jan 2018

149000 mi

US $1300
Brakes, normal wear and tear. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Replaced motor on the passenger side mirror for fold-in functionality. 
Feb 2014

30800 mi
Overheated. Thermostat replaced under warranty 
Jul 2014

35000 mi
EVAP Small leak. Replaced valve or solenoid. 
Audi A6 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

6000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System: I had a flat while driving and the TPMS did not make an alert. 
Aug 2014

20000 mi
The electric steering column was making noise as it descended. The dealer wound up replacing the entire column as just lubing it did not get rid of the noise. 
Sep 2014

21000 mi
The adaptive cruise control was reacting/braking for cars that had moved into the left turn lane ahead. 
Oct 2015

29300 mi
Driver sun visor wouldn't stay in position and was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2016

35300 mi
Left visor would sag back down when pushed up. It would not hold its position. 
Dec 2016

38000 mi
The sagging driver side visor was"fixed" again. This time they may have finally fixed it. We will see as they do not try to adjust it, they only replace parts. The center console cup holder cover was not working. It was replaced and seems to be working well again. Left rear door rattles when closed,EVERYTIME!! Even though the service adviser could hear it when I brought it in, the tech and service manager said that they could not hear or reproduce it! What crap. Another bad service from Audi Denver 
Nov 2017

45000 mi

US $200
I had the car in for its scheduled maintenance. They noted that the water pump was leaking so i had them fix while it was in. They are supposed to do many checks during this major maintenance service. Sadly Audi Denver dropped the ball here. The battery was supposed to be checked, but less than two weeks later I had to replace the battery. 
Feb 2018

48000 mi

US $1200
The front brakes were down to metal on metal. Sensors never indicated that they were low. 
Apr 2018

49000 mi

US $400
Rear pads worn. This time sensor warning came on. 
Jun 2018

50000 mi

US $1200
The supercharger intercooler got a leak, possibly from a rock flying up into it and caused a dramatic leak. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2013

9100 mi
Engine management indicated car was overheating (it was not).  
Aug 2013

14100 mi
Could not open glove box door. Dealer replaced the glove box latch and lock. Driver's side sun visor was loose. Dealer replaced son visor 
Sep 2014

33000 mi
With A/C on - blowing hot air. High pressure sensor failed dealer replaced. When the drivers side sun visor is deployed it will creep down blocking vision. Visor replaced. This is the 2nd time the visor has been replaced. 
Oct 2015

50500 mi
Engine overheated thermostat defective. Replaced thermostat. 
Audi A6 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

50000 mi
Nav frequently failing and resetting. Notching when turning the steering wheel. 
Audi A6 in Maine, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2018
Feb 2015

34000 mi
Replace PCV valve, update engine management software for oil consumption. 
Mar 2015

35000 mi
Replace right front bearing assembly 
Jun 2017

62000 mi

US $177
A/C recharge 
Sep 2017

65000 mi

US $900
Replaced front rotors, pads, brake linings. 
Mar 2018

69000 mi
Replaced fuel line under recall. 
Oct 2018

74000 mi

US $750
Hangers [for exhaust] 
Audi A6 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

9920 mi
Sound system went off for the 2nd time 
Aug 2013

25420 mi
The passenger side mirror folded and would not unfold. 
Mar 2014

29760 mi
Failure led to a cut in an electrical harness. Delay was 2 days for part delivery. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2016
Aug 2014

36000 mi
Temp was running high. Thermostat replaced. 
Mar 2016

56000 mi

US $250
Took into for scheduled maintenance and said water pump leaking. Replaced with extended warranty. $250 deductible. Engine brackets cracked. Replaced brackets. 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Aug 2012

14000 mi
Audi Lane Change Assist would sporadically turn off due to an intermittent short in the light indicator located in the driver side side mirror assy. 
Apr 2013

22800 mi
Vertical motor for tilt function of steering failed. Steering column replaced. 
Apr 2014

41000 mi
Overheating occurred caused by a bad thermostat. Coolant pump replaced as a precaution. Center support for driveshaft failed. 
Audi A6 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

23000 mi
cylinder compression 
Audi A6 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

1984 mi
Noise from catalytic converter at around 1800 rpm. Faulty converter was replaced. 
Jul 2015

16320 mi
Intermittent folding side mirror failure (would not fold/unfold). Short in control module was diagnosed after 2 trips. Module replaced. 
Audi A6 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

48000 mi
Control arm clunking, needed replacement. Wind noise from left rear door. Weather stripping replaced which largely resolved issue. 
Jun 2015

56000 mi

US $85
Faulty oil pressure switch causing code, replaced. 
Sep 2016

76000 mi

US $508
Front suspension control arm was clunking, replaced. Headlight control module showed error code, was replaced. Took several days to diagnose and get part. 
May 2017

88000 mi
Vacuum pump at front of engine leaking oil onto coolant crossover pipe caused seals to fail, resulting in loss of coolant. Passenger front seat heat not reconnected properly after earlier work. 
Audi A6 in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

2000 mi
Misaligned bumper in RR shock tower. Symptom audible thump on road bumps. Originally thought it was loose item in trunk. Noticed immediately post-delivery. Dealer identified, disassembled and reassembled. Problem resolved. 
May 2012

6000 mi
Windshield washer fluid reservoir found to be leaking shortly after delivery. Waited until 5K service to address issue. Dealer determined it was not properly seated. Removed, inspected and reinstalled. All A-OK now. 
Jul 2012

9000 mi
This is a continuation of a previously-reported issue with the windshield/headlamp/radar washer system previously reported. The reservoir leaked on delivery and the problem reappeared. A pump, coupling and bracket were needed to fix leak. 
Dec 2012

15000 mi
Update of computer plus 15K scheduled maintenance and installation of winter wheel/tire package. 
Dec 2013

26000 mi
Driver side door lock sensors inoperative. Dealer suggested it might be due to car wash. Working on pax side. Still not working on departure. In for routine 25K maintenance. I forgot to tell dealer about inop right side mirror retract. 
May 2014

29000 mi
Driver side mirror would not fold back HomeLink system offline. Garage door button non-functional. Turned out to be loose ground wire in A pillar. 
Nov 2015

43700 mi
Rt side mirror wouldn't retract to fold back position). Stuck in non-fully extended position. Couldn't adjust driver side view. Needed motor replacement. Not in stock, so took car home. Dealer picked up following week/repaired/returned. 
Jun 2017

59000 mi

US $100
Audi MMI - Multi Media Interface. Unit had erratic operation/ Controls would lock up, retractable screen would go blank and/or close and open intermittently, phone would lose pairing. Affected radio, satellite radio, navigation, phone and jukebox. 
Jan 2018

62750 mi
Garage door link stopped functioning. Repair postponed. Will return in 2nd quarter. Discovered after reviewing service records that this problem resulted from improper repair 5 years ago on nearby wiring. 
May 2018

64000 mi

US $100
Garage door opener failed. Dealer found bad splice in wiring from PREVIOUS dealer repair from several years ago. Said it was "out of warranty" even though they had done the bad splice. I used my Audi extended warranty, which covered all but the $100 deductible on this $650 repair. 
Audi A6 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
Oct 2016

74000 mi

US $399
valve cover gaskets had to be replaced due to a leak. 
Audi A6 in Washington, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

28000 mi
Replaced battery--in service for 4 years 
Aug 2016

32600 mi
Steering angle sensor failed, took out ESP and Adaptive Cruise Cotrol 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

51000 mi
Water pump went out 
Audi A6 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

26000 mi
The passenger airbag off light was on even with a passenger in the seat. The whole seat was replaced. Replaced front passenger seat pod air bag light 
Apr 2015

41500 mi
replace right rear speaker replace crankcase breather valve 
Jun 2017

64000 mi

US $795
Replace mechatronic, repair wring harness 
Mar 2018

73000 mi
Recall to replace fuel line 
Audi A6 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

16000 mi
Car would not build any power when I hit the gas pedal. Poor acceleration from a stop. 
Audi A6 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

67000 mi
Transmission control module software update 
Apr 2017

98000 mi

US $2000
brakes unevenly worn; bad install reported; new pads and rotors placed 

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