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Audi recalls 51,400 Audi A6 sedans
JUNE 27, 2000 - Audi's U.S. unit is recalling about 51,400 Audi A6 Quattro sedans from 1998 through 2000 model years to fix a part that can cause the fuel gauge to read full when it's actually empty. The automaker decided to replace the parts that measure and transmit the fuel level after it found sulfur deposits can form on the sensors, giving faulty readings. Audi of America began sending letters to owners this month and contacted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month about the problem, spokeswoman Jennifer Garber said. There has been one reported accident attributed to the faulty fuel-tank sensor, the company said.
The company will replace the units at no cost and reimburse out-of-pocket expenses such as towing.
 

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Another problem for Audi. I saw that the other day in some mag. But I still can't think of another car company that I would want to like more than these guys.
 

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Brad you're right. I drove the A6 Turbo and loved it but I just could not help thinking about the low resale value.QUOTE]Originally posted by brad:
Another problem for Audi. I saw that the other day in some mag. But I still can't think of another car company that I would want to like more than these guys. [/QUOTE]
 

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You are young right? Audi has never overcome it's reputation for the sudden acceleration problem it may or may not have had. I don't think they did anything wrong but it led to trans. locks on all brands of cars. I know they had a poor mechanical rating in the past and are still suffering with that. When the first 2.7's were introduced the turbo or turbos were leaking oil. They fixed that problem too but who knows. My sister-in-law owned one and would never buy another one because of all the problems she had right after the warranty ran out. When I told her I liked the 2.7 A6 she said just make sure to buy an extended warranty and try to get rid of it before the end.
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Why the low resale value??


[This message has been edited by builder1 (edited July 11, 2000).]
 

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There is no car company in the world that I love and hate more than Audi. I realize this is a Lexus forum so I will be brief.
First, the love. Specifically the A4.
This car is gorgeous from every angle. Inside, everything is where it should be.
Handling is second only to BMW and the AWD is a big plus.
Now, the hate( And the reason why I will be driving the IS300 hopefully by the end of this month). The transmission on the A4 costs $12k plus labor!!. And Consumer Reports rate its reliability only as "average". If I wanted the risk of replacing a $12k transmission I would by a Ferrari.
Audi is having a record year in sales.
I hope they enjoy it because I predict it will be their last. With the likes of the IS300 and the rumors of Acura and Infiniti entering the RWD sport sedan market, Audi should "be very afraid".
 
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