fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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problem #2

Jan 302005

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Audi. The contact noticed noise in front suspension, play steering, looseness in steering, tire wear, and recall on lower control arm. During that recall realized also needed to replace the upper control arms. Took it to mechanic, where he was told that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced. Suggested that it was all related.he told consumer that a recall was on the tie rod end. Audi claimed this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. There was no recall on the upper control arms they referred him to the dealership for service. The dealership told consumer that because the vehicle was out of warranty Audi would not do the repairs. No crashes. No police report. No crashes. No injuries.

- Los Angelos, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072003

(reported on)


  • 30,000 miles
When vehicle reached 30,000 miles control arms dried out and created an annoying sound. A black rubber compound was added to eleviate the problem; however, the problem still exists.

- La Quinta, CA, USA