Audi Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood


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Audi 90 1991
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Monrovia, CA

while driving, electrical sys. wire harness front shorted, caused fan to burn out, vehicle overheated and caught fire. tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGD58A6MA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi 90 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 29, 1997
Location:
Bethel, CT

driving about 40mph when vehicle started to decelerate. pulled to side. smoke came from under hood & filled inside of vehicle. owner exited vehicle & then sparks appeared & then flames dropping from radiator. fire dept arrived & put flames out. vehicle gutted.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDJ58C4PA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Audi 200 1989
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 04, 1999
Location:
S, NY

underhood fire occured on vehicle while traveling eb on lie. engine cooling fan motor siezed, resulting in a uninterupted ground fault which burned all the wires in the main wiring harness. there was no circuit breaker or fuse provided in the wiring to prevent a groud fault from occuring. audi upgraded subsuquent model years of this vehicle with a fuseable link on the ground side of the cooling fan motor, but failed to provide the upgrade to owners of 1984 thru 1989 vehicles. complete destruction of the vehicle was prevented only by my ability to disconnect the battery cables in a rapid manner.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGC5447KN. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 200 1989 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi 5000 1986
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 10, 1997
Location:
Los Angeles, CA

engine wiring harness failed causing engine to lock up and damaged engine. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUFB0442GN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi 5000 1986 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 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 5000 1986
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 05, 1996
Location:
Los Angele, CA

wire harness self destructed, causing complete failure of the engine and electrical system. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUFB0442GN. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle Speed: 52 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 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 22, 2000
Location:
Indio, CA

no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D3WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
South Riding, VA

vehicle can be driven as manual or automatic. when driven as an automatic vehicle slips out of gear. this is due to a wire harness gone bad. dealer told this to consumer.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUZL54BXYN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi 5000 1986
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 31, 2001
Location:
Stevensville, MD

on way to work, passed car, put pedal to the floor and it stuck there, until tapped with foot, thank god, but when i got to work, car idled up and down, erratic, between 10,000 and 20,000 rpms. turned off engine, no noise, no warning lights on. restarted ok, still idled funny. turned off engine. waited a minute, no noise, no warning lights, no smoke. inside nwa building working 15 minutes and my manager said car was on fire...flames underhood about 20 feet in the air...burned car next to it too. fire department, put out, millersville, md hqs dept. said started in engine, so bad burnt and melted hard to tell what failed. i had no fire insurance on car. any recourse against audi? please advise. i had just spent $3,000 in repairs on car...seat, cruise, exhuast, tune up, injectors...at local shops. i am sick...was planning to add comprehensive,but had to take to geico for inspection first. moreover, i live in condo, with garage, 4 family unit, had been parking in my garage at night...a few hours later we might have all been killed or injured...whole place is wood frame. the tow truck operator/owner who towed car to his shop, said he has seen this before in this model many times...he said car will be there to inspect for a few weeks...the junked.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUFB0446GN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 5000 1986 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 07, 2008
Location:
East Windsor, NJ

driving from nj to upstate ny for ski trip to hunter mountain. heavy rain during drive up on friday evening, rain all day saturday. got in the car to go skiing on sunday morning and noticed several inches of water in rear passenger footwell. i was able to bale out some of the water but interior carpeting was soaked. while going to hunter, water was sloshing between passenger footwell and rear. after dropping off the skiers i decided to head home on the ny state thruway. after approx 50 miles - digital dash display disappeared, car started to jerk around and buck. speed was dropped down to 20 mph, i was able to make it to a rest stop. anyway - remainder of ski party picked me up and i had the car towed back to nj - $700. mechanic states that tcu unit was under water. rain water apparently came in through the pollen filter housing and flooded the car. total damage to the car $2300. there are a number of complaints throughout the internet and various forums detailing this exact problem. i believe this is a design flaw and audi should be held responsible for this problem. i'd like to get reimbursed for my cost. individuals with this problem should contact audi customer service at 800-822-2834. *tr

Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT64B22N. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 16, 2006. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2002 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: J & S Autohaus .

Audi A6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 03, 2008
Location:
Cresskill, NJ

i was driving my 2003 audi a6 3.0 quattro on thursday 04/03/2008 around 10:30pm. i was traveling 25mph on sylvan avenue in englewood cliffs, nj the check engine light illuminated on my dash board and started flashing, i immediately pulled over to the side of the road to diagnose the problem, when i pulled over i saw smoke coming out from under the hood of my car. i immediately turned of the vehicle and popped the hood to see what was going on... i popped the hood to find the ignition coil on the third cylinder (back left cylinder) had started on fire with about 12inches of flames. thank god this all happened i about 30 seconds and i was able to get the fire out, otherwise the whole car would have burned to the ground. if i was stuck in traffic or on the highway this car would have most definitely burned to the ground. i feel very lucky my two year old daughter was not in the car with me. nevertheless, the ignition coil is completely melted as well as the wiring harness. i always have done all the manufacturer recommendations on the vehicle and the car was just at the dealer service center on 04/01/2008 for maintenance, i had them look over the whole car and they said everything was fine. after speaking to service technicians at audi i have found this to be a commonly recurring problem with their ignition coils, specifically pertaining to the third cylinder, they claim it overheats because the design is to close to the catalytic converter. all i know is something should be done, i have pictures of the damage where you can clearly see some type of electrical malfunction that i would be more then willing to share. please someone do something before a life is lost from this manufacturer error.!!! *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT64B63N. Vehicle was purchased on June 05, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2003 Electrical System Wiring Front Underhood Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Global Auto Mall . Dealer's city: North Plainfield . Dealer's state code: NJ.


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