2003 AUDI RS6

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

2 Recalls for 2003 AUDI RS6

Recall Date Component Summary
May 3, 2011 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 AUDI A6, MODEL YEAR 2002-2003 S6 AND MODEL YEAR 2003 RS6 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.2L ENGINES AND MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 19, 2001, THROUGH JUNE 8, 2004. THE AGING OF THE PLASTIC MATERIAL IN THE FUEL TANK ROLLOVER VALVE COMBINED WITH BENDING STRESS FROM THE ALUMINUM VENTILATION LINE TO THE ROLLOVER VALVE NIPPLE MAY LEAD TO CRACKING OF THE NIPPLE. IF THIS HAPPENS, A FUEL LEAK MAY RESULT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REINFORCE THE NIPPLE ON THE ROLLOVER VALVE TO PREVENT LEAKAGE OR REPAIR THE CRACKING AT THE NIPPLE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

March 18, 2004 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IF A DRIVER’S KNEES PUSH AGAINST THE KNEE BOLSTER (CRASH ELEMENT) LOCATED UNDER THE DASHBOARD, IT CAN CONTACT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH WIRING HARNESS, AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVERING ON THE KNEE BOLSTER (CRASH ELEMENT). IN ADDITION, THE WIRING HARNESS AS WELL AS THE FELT PROTECTOR ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DASHBOARD CARRIER WILL BE CHECKED, AND REPLACED IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 26, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2003 AUDI RS6

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42 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2003 AUDI RS6

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TIRES
ODI Number: 11161163
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11056824
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10631040
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10536854
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10419249
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10418252
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10363614
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10359605
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10360848
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10360285
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10254395
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10238820
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10236975
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10230833
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10230798
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10232433
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10232120
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10229179
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10227992
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10226559
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10226871
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10226516
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10226445
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10226757
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10225154
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10222430
SUSPENSION:FRONT | SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER | SUSPENSION:REAR | SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 10222403
SUSPENSION:FRONT | SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10224147
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10223691
SUSPENSION | SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER | SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 10224238
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER | SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 10216467
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10210823
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10194163
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 10193547
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10193506
SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER
ODI Number: 10193484
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10163499
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10160308
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC) | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10160259
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10160248
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10078750
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10074187
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0 Investigations for 2003 AUDI RS6

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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.

38 Service Alerts for 2003 AUDI RS6

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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September 5, 2013 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

If the vehicle?s engine experienced a serious mechanical problem, it is possible that small pieces of metal debris resulting from the mechanical problem may have become deposited in the intake manifold, air intake hoses, exhaust manifolds,

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June 20, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants.

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May 29, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

Vehicle lacks power or will not move after stop due to simultaneous depressing of the brake and accelerator pedals

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May 28, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

This condition may be caused when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are depressed simultaneously. Drivers who drive with their left foot resting on the brake pedal are prone to experience this condition. With the introduction of El

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May 28, 2014 252100 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:CONTROL MODULE:SOFTWARE

This condition may be caused when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are depressed simultaneously. Drivers who drive with their left foot resting on the brake pedal are prone to experience this condition. With the introduction of El

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June 3, 2014 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

As the sump pan gasket settles, the torque of the bolts decreases and the seal may leak. Automatic transmission fluid is leaking at the sump pan gasket.

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June 3, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

As the sump pan gasket settles, the torque of the bolts decreases and the seal may leak. Automatic transmission fluid is leaking at the sump pan gasket.

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June 3, 2014 103240 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:FLUID/LUBRICANT:SEALS/GASKETS

As the sump pan gasket settles, the torque of the bolts decreases and the seal may leak. Automatic transmission fluid is leaking at the sump pan gasket.

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May 29, 2013 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

This condition may be caused when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are depressed simultaneously. Drivers who consciously or unconsciously drive with their left foot resting on the brake pedal are prone to experience this condition.

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June 25, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

This informational bulletin explains how to order replacement VIN plates, Safety Certification Labels, etc.

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June 25, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This informational bulletin explains how to order replacement VIN plates, Safety Certification Labels, etc.

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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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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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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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March 24, 2010 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

AUDI: SOFTWARE VERSION MANAGEMENT (SVM) OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. DETAILING THE GENERAL PROCESS FOR CARRYING OUT A SOFTWARE VERSION MANAGEMENT (SVM) SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR ANY TSB OR REQUIRED VEHICLE UPDATE (RVU). TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION

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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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February 11, 2008 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

AUDI: MIL ON (MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR DTCS P0101, P0102, P0103, P0112, P0113 IN ECM). ENGINE HAS LOW PERFORMANCE WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF POWER OR STALLING. MODELS S4, S4 CABRIOLET, ALLROAD, RS6, & R8. *PE

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February 11, 2008 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

AUDI: MIL ON (MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR DTCS P0101, P0102, P0103, P0112, P0113 IN ECM). ENGINE HAS LOW PERFORMANCE WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF POWER OR STALLING. MODELS S4, S4 CABRIOLET, ALLROAD, RS6, & R8. *PE

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 1, 2010 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

AUDI: (REVISED) VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION MAY HAVE IGNITION COILS THAT COULD MALFUNCTION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) WILL ILLUMINATE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE

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May 1, 2010 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

AUDI: (REVISED) VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION MAY HAVE IGNITION COILS THAT COULD MALFUNCTION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) WILL ILLUMINATE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 1, 2009 020000 SUSPENSION

AUDI: DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL SUSPENSION SERVICE. SOME RS6 CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED SHOCK ABSORBER LEAKS WITH THE DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL (DRC) SUSPENSION SYSTEM. WILL INSTALL IMPROVED SHOCKS AND VALIDATE THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY OF THE DRC SUS

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September 1, 2009 021300 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SHOCK ABSORBER

AUDI: DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL SUSPENSION SERVICE. SOME RS6 CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED SHOCK ABSORBER LEAKS WITH THE DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL (DRC) SUSPENSION SYSTEM. WILL INSTALL IMPROVED SHOCKS AND VALIDATE THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY OF THE DRC SUS

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 1, 2009 022400 SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

AUDI: DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL SUSPENSION SERVICE. SOME RS6 CUSTOMERS HAVE REPORTED SHOCK ABSORBER LEAKS WITH THE DYNAMIC RIDE CONTROL (DRC) SUSPENSION SYSTEM. WILL INSTALL IMPROVED SHOCKS AND VALIDATE THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY OF THE DRC SUS

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August 7, 2009 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

AUDI: MIL ON (MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR DTCS P0101, P0102, P0103, P0112, P0113 IN ECM). ENGINE HAS LOW PERFORMANCE WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF POWER OR STALLING. DTCS RELATED TO THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR AND FUEL TRIM FAULTS CAN BE RELATED TO (

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May 13, 2009 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

AUDI: SOFTWARE VERSION MANAGEMENT (SVM), OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. SVM IS A PROCESS TO UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN FLASHABLE (RE-PROGRAMMABLE) CONTROL MODULES AND/OR TO DOCUMENT CHANGES IN SOFTWARE LEVELS IN AUDI VEHICLES. THIS SYSTEM USES T

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February 26, 2007 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

LOSES POWER OR WILL NOT MOVE AFTER STOP. *KB

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT AIMING, USING HELLA UNIVERSAL BEAMSETTER. *KB

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May 29, 2013 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

AUDI: SOME VEHICLES MAY LACK POWER OR WILL NOT MOVE AFTER STOP DUE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS. *JS

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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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July 26, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE OIL, SPECIAL REQUIREMENT. TO INCLUDE AUDI RS6 2004. *TT

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July 26, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE OIL, INSTALLING SPECIAL REQUIREMENT WARNING STICKER. *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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December 15, 2008 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

AUDI: SOFTWARE VERSION MANAGEMENT(SVM) OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. ITS A PROCESS TO UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN FLASHABLE (REPROGRAMMABLE) CONTROL MODULES AND/OR TO DOCUMENT CHANGES IN SOFTWARE LEVELS IN ALL AUDI VEHICLES. *PE

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 2, 2005 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

OIL LEAKS FROM UPPER ENGINE AREAS, DIAGNOSTIC GUIDELINES. *TT

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