hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,550 miles

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problem #1

Jun 052006

A6 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,550 miles
I was driving my 2000 Audi A6 2.7T (about 48,500 miles and out of warranty) home from work, when I noticed the car seemed to have less power. The car did not seem to accelerate very well. Then I noticed that when I took my foot off the accelerator that the car was slowing on its own. I was close to home and the road I was on did not have a place where I could safely pull over so I drove home. When I pulled in I noticed the front passenger wheel was smoking. I picked up a fire extinguisher and used it on the smoking wheel. I kept checking the wheel until all the parts of the brake and wheel were cool to the touch. I had the car carried to the Audi dealer since I did not want repeat the incident. The brake had loosened up since the car rolled when it was taken out of gear. When at the dealer the problem was initially identified as a failed brake caliper that locked the brake pads against the wheel. After waiting several days for the brake caliper to be shipped from Canada!! it was then discovered that the brake line was blocked. After further investigation it was discovered that the master brake cylinder had been the initial failure. ( this part also required a day or so to be delivered.) something from it clogged the brake line so the pressure was not be released at the brake caliper. So the brake pads were locked against the brake rotor. Result the master brake cylinder, brake fluid, the passenger front brake caliper, both fron brake rotors and both sets of front brake pads were replaced. Time to repair 10 days.

- Chesterbrook, PA, USA