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Audi 90 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 08, 1995
Location:
Cupertino, CA

battery exploded, after starting the vehicle ignition coil had a crack. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi 80 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
July 03, 1997
Location:
Jackson Heights, NY

the battery died, called aaa and had the battery recharged. then turned the ignition on and the driver's side airbag deployed, and threw the consumer more than 5 feet away into a brick wall. *ak the air bag was deployed while jump starting the vehicle. as the result of air bag deploying, electrical components like alternator and battery were destroyed. *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA58A8LA. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi 80 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi 80 1990 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 23, 1998
Location:
Venice, FL

numerous electrical failures and malfunctions including replacement of ignition switch, 2 batteries, 2 alternators, a/c fan relays and fans, numerous wiring "reroutes"; problems still exist. car looses electrical power while driving without warning. cannot be restarted.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGA84A2VN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 05, 1999
Location:
Newtown, PA

audi could not fix multiple problems. told me to sell it. no safety defect listed within summary. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B9WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Audi Cabriolet 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 17, 2000
Location:
Vienna, VA

ignition switch problem was cause for a recall in 1996 (96v017000) and has caused damage to battery and alternator. key electrical accessories do not function such as turn signals, windshield wipers, headlamps.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAA88G5SA. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi CABRIOLET 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
San Jose, CA

the vehicles battery exploded without warning. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D8VA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 2001
Location:
Houston, TX

battery under rear seat shorted due to malfunction or contact with wires on bottom of seat cushion due to inadequate clearance between battery and cushion. fire preceeded by lights flashing on and off and moon roof opening and closing. smoke came up from under rear seat where my 14 year old daughter was seated. fire extinguished probably due to lack of 0xygen. dealer reports mechanic has seen prior case similar.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WVWAH63B41P. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi 4000 1985
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 18, 2002
Location:
Berkley, CA

fuel pump broke, causing vehicle to catch on fire while going 60mph on highway. vehicle wouldn't downshift, and accelerator pedal failed. also, battery light illuminated just before vehicle stalled at the stop sign.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Audi 4000 1985 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi Quattro 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 23, 2000
Location:
Richland, WA

battery exploded while vehicle was parked in garage. on 23 march, 2002 while starting vehicle battery exploded again.*ak engine light stays on. faulty coolant temperature sensor had to be replaced. belt noise at startup. oil leak continuously. rough idle. brake warning light on. brake pads had to be replaced. high pitch noise from steering. power steering rack leaking. power steering gear and rack and loose hose replaced. power windows works erratically. turn signals inoperative. poor connection found. instrument cluster fades out as vehicle warms up. found defective cluster and had to be replaced. washer jug broken and washer light stays on. defective leaking pump replaced. excessive humming noise. replaced defective differential unit. all wheel drive final drive assembly installed. coolant leaking. replaced coolant . *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B4XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 06, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi QUATTRO 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 1999 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Audi Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2003
Location:
La Honda, CA

electrical- fuel hatch, trunk latch

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUWX28N411. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi TT 2001 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2003
Location:
Paradise Valley, AZ

reason for service call: no heat diagnosis by audi dealer: internal short in a/c control head estimate of cost to replace the a/c control head- $900.00 i denied authorization for the $900.00 repair. when the car was returned to me, the climate control system would only deliver heat and at a very high temperature. there was no adjustment of temperature nor could the system be shut down. even when the climate control system controls were set in an off position, heat continued to trickle through the vents. the customer service representative suggested that this problem was an example of erratic activity expected from a short in the a/c control head and said i would have to bear the cost of another service call: $106.00 to shut off the heat or shut down the entire climate control system (as i requested). i arranged to meet with the service manager and service foreman the following day. climate control was checked via the scan tool and had multiple faults recorded for flap motors. attempt to set basic settings of motors was unsuccessful; all motors recorded faults. service foreman concluded that the climate control head was faulty. i consulted with the foreman on options to shut off heat to the cabin and agreed to his suggestion to remove the temp flap control motor and set flap in cool position. motor and attached parts have been stowed by owner for possible reinstallation at a later date. service manager and i made a gentleman's agreement to split the cost of the additional repair. my portion was $53.56. 2000 audi tt had a 3 year warranty. due to early release of vehicle, i took delivery of car in july 1999. the warranty for the 2001 model was extended to 4 years.

Mileage was 20893 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUTC28N1Y1. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi TT 2000 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi Audi 1995
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1901
Location:
Monmouth, NJ

fax foia request information re investigation 907967 re a 1985 audi 5000 battery fire.*mr (infor request) *cb *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 04, 2004
Location:
Midlothian, VA

battery explosion occurred. two weeks prior to battery explosion, vehicle ignition switch would not return completely from start position to run position when the engine is started. it was necessary for the driver to manually return the key to the run position. when the key was between start and run position, turn signals and air conditioning would not operate. when turning the ignition switch to start the vehicle on august 4, 2004, battery exploded. battery in this vehicle is positioned underneath rear seat passenger side. vehicle is currently being diagnosed for root cause of battery explosion at local non-audi service center.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGA84A4TN. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 29, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1996 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1996 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 04, 2004
Location:
Scotch Plains, NJ

numberous of failures; windshield washer system, driver's seat motor burned out 3 times, all replaced. *bf the first day the consumer went to pick up the vehicle from the lot, the battery was dead, however 2 months later the battery was dead again, and 2 months after that the battery died again. the consumer was told a smaller battery was inadvertently installed in the vehicle. the head light assembly, radio and speakers were replaced. *jb

Mileage was 885 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUVC68E84A. Vehicle was purchased on May 06, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas.

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 30, 2005
Location:
Albuquerque, NM

like many other people who own an audi s4 with 50,000 miles, i am having brake light issues. only mine are much more severe that what i have read thus far. i took my car in for it's 60000, and had the mechanic check the brake light. leading up to the repair, i had been *losing brake fluid* almost monthly. this should never happen, for any reason. but, my mechanic took three hours and discovered that the battery was leaking sulphuric acid onto my brake line, my power steering line, and my clutch line. he stated, "only a mechanical moron would house the metal and steal cables underneath sulphuric acid." consequently, i cannot drive my car any more and the repairs inlcude the taking out of the entire engine to get to the source, which may/may not be able to be fixed. mechanic stated that this should be a recall issue, and that the safety issue on this type of design-flaw is obvious and certain. i expect audi will not cover this defect, causing me to shell out, are you ready for this, 2-3,000 bucks to get it replaced. damn the man. i'll post more when i know more.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Garcia Subaru .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 30, 2005
Location:
Albuquerque, NM

posted comment earlier about battery acid leaking onto clutch line and brake line causing severe damage to both lines... spoke with audi and they stated that the engine does not have to be removed for the brake line to be fixed... the most likely culprit of this leak is due an overcharged battery due to a jump or manual re-charge (note: according to audi, never replace the s4 battery with anything other than with an audi battery... of course they would say this, but he was pretty convincing... 2nd note: i do have an audi battery in my s4, and i'm still having the issue... audi may help pay for this b/c of that fact, but they haven't committed to it until further investigation). the total, according to over-the-phone diagnosing, was going to be b/n 1 and 2 thousand bucks at the dealer.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Audi S4 2000 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Garcia Subaru .

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2006
Location:
Glassboro, NJ

consumer has had valve cover replaced 3 times on the 2001 a-6. *ts the right side camshaft tensioner seals were replaced. the valve cover gasket was replaced. the pcv hose assembly broke and had to be replaced. the consumer request reimbursement due to the inadequate service received. the battery in the vehicle died twice. *nm

Mileage was 63904 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEH64B81N. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Cherry Hill Imports . Dealer's telephone number: 856-665-5370 . Dealer's city: Cherry Hill . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 08002 .

Audi 5000 1980
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 2007
Location:
Houston, TX

tl*- the contact owns a 1980 audi 5000 diesel and purchased a sure start battery #ssb4972, which did not have the plastic safety guard on the positive terminal. the auto store was selling the batteries to everyone without the plastic safety guard which they were taking off and throwing away. *ak

Mileage was 90000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 03, 2007. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 5 cylinders. Audi 5000 1980 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: diesel. Audi 5000 1980 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: O'reilly Auto Parts . Dealer's telephone number: 281-444-8881 . Dealer's city: Houston . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 77090 .

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2007
Location:
Tontitown, AR

tl* - the contact purchased a 1999 audi a6. on march 19, 2007. the contact explained that on march 20, 2007 the check engine light turned on for the first time ,and that there was burnt smell coming from the engine. the dealer stated that there was air in the gas lines. on march 21, 2007 the air conditioner stopped working. on march 22, 2007 the check engine light turned on a second time. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. the contact was told that the air conditioner needed to be repaired, and that the engine hoses needed to be tuned. on march 24, 2007 the vehicle would not start. the dealership transported the vehicle back to the repair shop. the contact was told that this problem was due to a bad battery, the hoses were adjusted. they were only waiting on the parts for the air conditioner. the contact had informed them that there continued to be a strong burnt smell coming from the engine. on march 31, 2007 the contact took the vehicle back to the dealership to have worked on the air condition unit. on april 1 the contact heard a loud fan noise from under the hood when she started the vehicle. on april 4, 2007 the contact called the dealer and was told that all vehicles go through a 25 point inspection before sales. on april 7 the vehicle was taken to a professional dealer, where the contact was informed that there were leaks on the front and the back of the engine. all engine cam seals, hoses, and abs module need to be replaced . the repair costs would come to over $5000.00. the contact wanted to file a complaint against americar trading company 501 north thompson, spring dale ar, 72764 (479-927-0333) since they did not report that these problems existed on the vehicle prior to the sale. the dealer has not returned the contacts calls after this last failure. the failure mileage was 120,049, and the current mileage was 121,594. *ak updated 07/17/07. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120049 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA34B4XN. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 19, 2007. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Americar . Dealer's telephone number: 4799270333 . Dealer's city: Springdale . Dealer's state code: AR. Dealer's zipcode: 72764 .

Audi Tt 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2008
Location:
Los Alamos, NM

2002 audi tt had instrument cluster replaced @41,000 miles when i bought the car in january 2007. recently, the battery went dead after sitting 5 days. when it was restarted and the battery recharged, the instrument cluster is acting up again. i understand that this is a very normal occurrence in these cars. the problem can (and has) caused the speedometer to stop working. there is now 45,00 miles on this car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUT28N421. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 17, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi TT 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi TT 2002 Electrical System Battery Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Santa Fe Mazda/volvo . Dealer's city: Santa Fe . Dealer's state code: NM.


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