Reliability of the Audi A6

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Audi models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Audi A6.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Audi A6.

Audi A6 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
17,6 13,6 8,2 7,6 6,8 6,1 4,1 2,0

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
21,7 17,9 12,9 7,7 6,7 5 3,5 3,4

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Automatic transmission (2011)

Source: ADAC

owner  Audi A6 owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle’s history

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Recent A6 Recalls

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23. 08. 2021

The vehicles are equipped with control software regarded as unauthorized by the competent authorities. The Audi A6 vehicles affected by this … .

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11. 07. 2021

The nuts on the eccentric bolt of the rear-axle spring-link control arm may break due to stress corrosion. As a result, … .

Audi-A6-2005-airbag
21. 06. 2021

The Takata gas generator housing could burst when the passenger airbag is deployed. This may cause small metal parts to become … .

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