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1998 AUDI A6 RECALLS

1998 Audi A6

A6 Avant (4B,C5) generation is a 4 or 5 doors sedan or station wagon estate produced by Audi from 1997 to 2001 with petrol and diesel engines with maxspeed 140 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 4674 lbs with 1279 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • A6 1.8 (125 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (136 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp)
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 (125 Hp) Automatic
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp)
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp)
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 4.2 V8 40V (300 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp) quattro
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 T (180 Hp)
  • A6 1.8 T (180 Hp) quattro
  • A6 1.9 TDI (110 Hp)
  • A6 1.9 TDI (110 Hp) Automatic
  • A6 1.8 (125 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (136 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp)
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.4 V6 30V (165 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp)
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.5 TDI V6 (150 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 (125 Hp) Automatic
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.7 T V6 (230 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp)
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) quattro
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 2.8 V6 30V (193 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp)
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp) quattro
  • A6 1.8 T (150 Hp) Tiptronic
  • A6 1.8 T (180 Hp) quattro

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

12-31 mpg city
25-51 mpg hwy

3

FWD, AWD
drivetrain

4

110-300
horsepower

Reported Problems

11 Total Safety Recalls Found

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Total cars affected: 70512

  • NHTSA campaign: 06V198000

  • Date of the problem: 05/06/2006

THIS CONDITION COULD LEAD TO OVERHEATING OR FIRE.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Total cars affected: 172866

  • NHTSA campaign: 04V133000

  • Date of the problem: 18/03/2004

A FIRE COULD ORIGINATE IN THE LEFT DASHBOARD AREA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

  • Total cars affected: 70000

  • NHTSA campaign: 01V157000

  • Date of the problem: 03/05/2001

RUNNING OUT OF FUEL WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATES THAT THERE IS SUFFICIENT FUEL IN THE TANK LEAD TO SAFETY PROBLEMS.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

  • Total cars affected: 106857

  • NHTSA campaign: 20V056000

  • Date of the problem: 31/01/2020

In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the air bag may not properly protect the occupant, increasing the risk of serious injury or death.

STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING

  • Total cars affected: 51900

  • NHTSA campaign: 99V248000

  • Date of the problem: 13/09/1999

IF MOISTURE AND/OR DUST PARTICLES ENTER THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM, THE SWIVEL BEARING COULD WEAR OVER TIME DIMINISHING THE STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

  • Total cars affected: 88121

  • NHTSA campaign: 99V131001

  • Date of the problem: 21/05/1999

THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE INSUFFICIENT VACUUM TO BE PROVIDED TO THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • Total cars affected: 28300

  • NHTSA campaign: 04V495000

  • Date of the problem: 12/10/2004

IF THIS OCCURS, THE VEHICLE MAY FAIL TO REDUCE SPEED WHEN THE DRIVER LIFTS HIS/HER FOOT FROM THE GAS PEDAL. THIS LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

  • Total cars affected: 27964

  • NHTSA campaign: 99V058000

  • Date of the problem: 22/03/1999

IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, FUEL SPRAY COULD RESULT IN FIRE OR POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • Total cars affected: 19800

  • NHTSA campaign: 98V134000

  • Date of the problem: 22/06/1998

SCREEN PIECES COULD ENTER THE INTAKE AIR FLOW SYSTEM AND PREVENT THE THROTTLE PLATE FROM RETURNING TO ITS FULL IDLE POSITION.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

  • Total cars affected: 31

  • NHTSA campaign: 97V160000

  • Date of the problem: 19/09/1997

THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW FUEL TO ESCAPE AND IF AN IGNITION SOURCE WAS PRESENT, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: Injury

  • Rapex alert: A12/00849/20

  • Date of the problem: 12/06/2020

The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling.

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