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2012 AUDI A6 RECALLS

2012 Audi A6

A6 Avant (4G, C7) generation is a 5 doors station wagon estate, crossover produced by Audi from 2011 to 2014 with diesel and petrol engines with maxspeed 149 mph. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 4828 lbs with 1279 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • A6 3.0 BiTurbo V6 (313 Hp) quattro tiptronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (204 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (245 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 clean diesel (245 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TFSI V6 (310 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 2.8 FSI V6 (204 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 BiTDI V6 (313 Hp) quattro Tiptronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (204 Hp)
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (204 Hp) Multitronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (204 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 (245 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TDI V6 clean diesel (245 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TFSI (310 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 3.0 TFSI V6 (300 Hp) quattro S tronic
  • A6 2.0 TDI (136 Hp)
  • A6 2.0 TDI (136 Hp) Multitronic
  • A6 2.0 TDI (177 Hp)
  • A6 2.0 TDI (177 Hp) Multitronic
  • A6 2.0 TFSI (180 Hp)
  • A6 2.0 TFSI (180 Hp) Multitronic
  • A6 2.8 FSI V6 (204 Hp)
  • A6 2.8 FSI V6 (204 Hp) Multitronic

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

20-40 mpg city
33-53 mpg hwy

3

AWD, FWD
drivetrain

4

136-313
horsepower

Reported Problems

10 Total Safety Recalls Found

AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

  • Total cars affected: 139249

  • NHTSA campaign: 18V370000

  • Date of the problem: 04/06/2018

If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • Total cars affected: 342867

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V002000

  • Date of the problem: 03/01/2017

If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

  • Total cars affected: 342867

  • NHTSA campaign: 18V229000

  • Date of the problem: 11/04/2018

A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

  • Total cars affected: 48693

  • NHTSA campaign: 17V781000

  • Date of the problem: 06/12/2017

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

  • Total cars affected: 28249

  • NHTSA campaign: 16V646000

  • Date of the problem: 07/09/2016

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

  • Total cars affected: 21074

  • NHTSA campaign: 15V823000

  • Date of the problem: 08/12/2015

An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

  • Total cars affected: 26008

  • NHTSA campaign: 15V019000

  • Date of the problem: 20/01/2015

A fuel leak in the injection system in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

  • Total cars affected: 317

  • NHTSA campaign: 11V580000

  • Date of the problem: 06/12/2011

IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE HEAD CURTAIN AIR BAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF AN INJURY.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 2

  • Rapex alert: A12/0713/17

  • Date of the problem: 02/06/2017

The additional coolant pump can block due to foreign particles in the cooling system. This can result in the pump overheating which could lead to a fire.

EU rapid alert system

  • Risk level: 2

  • Rapex alert: A12/1427/14

  • Date of the problem: 22/08/2014

An internal fault can create a short circuit within the fan control module which may lead to overheating of the insulation and ultimately fire within the engine bay. This may happen with the engine switched off and possibly when the vehicle is unattended.

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