1997 AUDI A6

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1997 AUDI A6

Recall Date Component Summary
July 22, 1997 SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR SEAT BELT RETRACTORS MAY NOT LOCK PROPERLY WHEN ENGAGED, OR NOT REMAIN LOCKED AFTER BEING ENGAGED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY.

October 8, 1997 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A GROUND WIRE ON THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1997 AUDI A6

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Date Component  
driveline (differential, transfer case, u-joints)

20 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1997 AUDI A6

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Date Component  
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10947506
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10557136
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEATS
ODI Number: 10522252
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10349494
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 10321958
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10181977
VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
ODI Number: 10162938
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10143460
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10081110
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10067819
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10058251
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10036702
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10143400
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 895412
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 878939
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 854571
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 761179
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 761163
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 752895
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
ODI Number: 718426
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0 Investigations for 1997 AUDI A6

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

44 Service Alerts for 1997 AUDI A6

Date Description
January 9, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Engine oils that meet Audi Oil Quality Standards.

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April 25, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants.

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June 20, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants.

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June 28, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

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August 28, 2019 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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August 28, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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August 28, 2019 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

This communication is issued to inform dealers of updated shipping regulations related to lithium ion batteries.

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July 22, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This communication is issued to remind dealers of the repair validation process for repair group 19. 2005-2019 A3, 1996-2019 A4, 2008-2019 A5, 1992-2019 A6, 2012-2019 A7, 1997-2019 A8, 2019 E-Tron, 2015-2019 Q3, 2010-2019 Q5, 2007-2019 Q7

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July 31, 2017 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

This informational bulletin contains technical information for when there is condensation visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, and/or third brake light l

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March 3, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

Due to increasing requests for high voltage personal protective equipment (HVE PPE) for dealer technicians working with high voltage vehicles (Hybrid, Plugin Hybrid, Electric Vehicle), the Volkswagen Tools and Equipment Team has identified

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October 12, 2014 200000 WHEELS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 13-46 dated December 9, 2013. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment.

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July 7, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 14-50 dated June 20, 2014. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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May 10, 2017 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

This informational bulletin contains all the the Audi Oil Quality Standards that should be used when doing an oil change.

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October 19, 2016 200000 WHEELS

This information TSB provides information regarding the correct way to torque adjust a wheel bolt.

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August 5, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains information on the Audi side assist update.

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December 4, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

This is an advance notice for Audi of America employees. This notice contains information for the accessories operations technical bulletin.

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June 20, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 13-35 dated March 25, 2013. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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December 9, 2013 200000 WHEELS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 12-32 dated August 2, 2012. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment. Torque sticks, torque extension bars, and impact guns/wrenches are not approved by Audi of America, Inc., and should no

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December 9, 2013 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 44 number 12-32 dated August 2, 2012. Wheel bolt requires torque adjustment. Torque sticks, torque extension bars, and impact guns/wrenches are not approved by Audi of America, Inc., and should no

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September 23, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 90 number 10-14 dated August 10, 2010. Cigarette lighter element will not lock into the lighter socket -U1- to begin the heating process, or the lighter element will not automatically release once

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March 25, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 11-19 dated February 10, 2011. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for serv

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October 5, 2015 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Vehicle will not communicate with diagnostic scan tool or emissions test equipment. Customers may have issues with vehicle passing state IM emissions test programs because the scan tool cannot communicate with the vehicle. ABS and/or brake

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June 20, 2014 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 13-41 dated June 20, 2013. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service

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April 1, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 00 number 11-19 dated April 8, 2011. This TSB contains information on technician preparation when calling the Audi Technical Assistance Center

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February 13, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 01 number 13-69 dated February 14, 2013. Noises and inconsistent engine operation after cold start during the catalyst heating phase. The customer may misinterpret these symptoms as engine misfiri

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April 17, 2015 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 94 number 12-92 dated October 24, 2012. Condensation is visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, or third brake l

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September 8, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 19 number 15-61 dated July 7, 2015. Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants. G11, G12, and G12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. G12++ coolant (for service a

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March 6, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 17 number 13-35 dated January 9, 2013. This bulletin lists engine oils that meet Audi oil quality standards (VW 501 01, 502 00, 505 00, 505 01, and 504 00/507 00).

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July 31, 2014 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 00 number 14-61 dated May 1, 2014. Technician preparation when calling the Audi Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

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October 24, 2012 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 94 number 11-52 dated October 11, 2011. Condensation is visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, or third brake

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November 7, 2007 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOISTURE ACCUMULATION. *NJ

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 121100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 122000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 124000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 127000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT AIMING, USING HELLA UNIVERSAL BEAMSETTER. *KB

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July 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

AUDI: ENGINE, ON SOME VEHICLES, WOULD RUN IRREGULARLY OR HAVE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON OR POSSIBLE FILTER ELEMENT FOR CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT VALVE CAN LOOSEN AND IN OIL CIRCUIT, THERE IS NO DAMAGE FROM LOOSENED PARTICLES. MODEL AL

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January 3, 1997 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

ABS LIGHT (K47) ON DUE TO BATTERY JUMPING/CHARGING. *TW

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April 28, 2004 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

SERVICE ACTION TO INSPECT LOWER CONTROL ARM SEALS. *TT

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December 9, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

AUDI: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, USE CALIBRATED TORQUE WRENCH AND NOT TORQUE STICKS, TORQUE EXTENSION BARS AND IMPACT GUNS/WRENCHES NOT APPROVED FOR USAGE ON WHEEL BOLTS BY MANUFACTURER, THAT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO BRAKE, STEERING WHEEL, HUB. MODE

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November 19, 2008 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

AUDI: WHEEL BOLTS REQUIRE TORQUE ADJUSTMENT. TORQUE STICKS AND TORQUE EXTENSION BARS ARE NOT APPROVED BY AUDI OF AMERICA, INC. AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO APPLY TORQUE TO WHEEL BOLTS. ALL AUDI MODELS INCLUDED. *PE

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