C6 Audi A6 Steering Problems

The Audi A6 C6 is a German luxury car, built from 2004 to 2011 for sale in the United States, Europe, China and Australia. It is available in a range of body styles, such as the base sedan or Avant wagon, up to the high performance S6, with its V10 engine capable of running from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.

All Audi models are also available in three trims: the base 3.2 premium, the midlevel 3.0T premium Quattro and the 4.2 Prestige Quattro trim. With each increase in trim level comes increased horsepower, performance and handling, in either automatic or six-speed manual transmissions. Audi A6 enthusiasts also have the choice between petrol and TDI diesel engines for the economically minded.

One issue Audi A6 owners reports is steering problems, often associated with clunking noises while turning. This problem is described as thumping or squeaking when going over bumps or holes in the road and shuddering while navigating through turns. ‘Sloppy steering’ is a common complaint of Audi owners experiencing this issue. This occurrence is a major safety hazard and should prompt an immediate visit to your local German auto service specialist for assessment.

The underlying problem in this case is usually loose bolts in the steering rack that supports your steering mechanism. If not addressed, these loose bolts could potentially fail or sheer off, causing the steering system to fail. Fortunately, your Audi import mechanic can easily identify if this is the cause of the issue and use his or her knowledge to ensure your car has the correct repairs to keep your vehicle running safely for many miles to come.

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