Audi Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash


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Audi 100 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 28, 1993
Location:
Columbia, SC

instrument cluster and circuit board failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBC5442LN. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 100 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi 100 1990 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi 5000 1987
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1995
Location:
Fairlawn, OH

switch which controls the headlights, wipers, cruise control and turn signals work intermittently.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUHE0446KN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 13, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 5000 1987 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 1999
Location:
Kennett Square, PA

it is very difficult to read the instrument panel during the day when the headlights are on. the instrument panel light dim when the headlight are turn on. as you know it is a recommended safety practice to run during daylight with headlight on. i find it difficult to get the information i need under these circumstances. this is a distinct safety hazard in my opinion and may have already caused accidents. the correct is clear. make the instrument panel light brighter. i have asked for help from audi on several occasions. they have done nothing although one customer service person told me to see my eye doctor. this should be corrected. a quick glance at instruments should be possible at any time. if you have to study hard-to-see instruments instead of looking at the road, danger lurks. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJC84AXWN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1997. 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: 0 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 Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 22, 2000
Location:
Loveland, CO

central computer has malfunctioned, causing door locks to jam, preventing occupants from exiting vehicle. also, when driving in rainy weather conditions windshield wiper stopped working, causing poor driver's visibility. consumer has contacted dealer, dealer not sure what was causing the problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUWC28NO11. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi TT 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi TT 2001 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 75 mph.

Audi A6 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 17, 2001
Location:
Austin, TX

96 v 017 000/ignition switch: intermittent problem with starting, and instrument failure during operating of vehicle. manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was not cover under recall due to vin. *ak the dealer confirmed that the vehicle had a defective switches but was not on recall. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGA84A3TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 12, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1996 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Auburn, AL

the date i purchase the car i realize the intrument cluster locate in the center of the intrument did not light up all the information under the sun light, the dealer replace the part and the same problem happen again, i request the dealer to replace it , they say they only get the part from audi, they do not know when the parts come will work or not, they said they will replace until i think it look right, i got very upset the attitude of the dealer, so i called the audi client relation office, the same kind of attitude and non responsible answer, the client relation said what my problem, they will replace till it fix, but they cant tell how long, so i have to keep driving my car with a almost unreadable instrument that tell me all the vitale information of my car. after i have the car for more than one month later, i realize that the window on the front right have problem getting up and down, so i went into the dealer in the morning without making a appointment, told them the problem they replace the window regulator in 2 hours, a few month gone by, my driver side window have problem, i went in in the morning without appointment and they replace the window regulator . so i ask them is something that happen to all the audi or just the my car, they say just my car. then i talk to a vw dealer where i live , he said they been replacing the window regulator in vw passat too. my concern is ifn there is a problem with the regulator in my audi, why dont they inform us, because my car equip with a automatic down and up window switch, if this switch did not work properly it might hurt somebody.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBH24B6YN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 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
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2001
Location:
Menlo Park, CA

original instrument cluster which was backlit under all running conditions night and day was replaced w/ non-backlit cluster due to a separate failure in the cluster. unlike other cars, this cluster has no luminescent material on the instrument face to make instruments readable under difficult lighting conditions; with backlighting it is no problem. without it is difficult to see and dangerous when under trees, in shade, with sun at certain angles, etc. the backlit cluster was replaced due to a separate failure and manufacturer and repairing dealer state backlit version is no longer available due to a running change in manufacturing. i have heard it rumored variously this was done because people didn't know their lights weren't on at night, forgot to turn them off if they had them on in the daytime, or because the expensive led lighting used was failing prematurely requiring replacement of the whole $650 cluster, often at the manufacturer's warranty expense. regardless, the change has made the instrument panel unsafe in everyday conditions due to its design peculiarities with no luminescence and prior dependence on backlighting. i understand others who have driven the car with the backlit feature have the same complaint about the newer non-backlit version.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUZL54B4YN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Long Beach, NY

when filling gas tank up fuel gauge showed full even after the gas has run low. dealer has replaced fue line twice, also, replaced instrument cluster. however, problem still exists. *ak

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

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Detroit, MI

while vehicle was parked over night a fire ignited in steering column under the dash area, and spread to the engine compartment due to an electrical short circuit . please give any further details.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

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 Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2003
Location:
Long Beach, CA

my 2003 audi a4 failed to start on december 24th, 2002 and may 2nd, 2003. both times i was left stranded. the first time they replaced the steering lock, ignition cylinder, and steering column. after the problem occured a second time, they replaced the instrument cluster. this problem occurred at 5,000 and 11,000 miles and should not happen to a new car. it is a safety issue because it has left me stranded 2 times.*ak

Mileage was 11000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 25, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2003 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Circle Imports . Dealer's city: Long Beach . Dealer's state code: CA.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Saint Albans, WV

vehicle was sitting for two hours with engine off. consumer noticed smoke coming from out of the dash, and flames came through the passenger seat. vehicle's battery was unhooked and fire went out. radio and window were functioning on their own. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDH68DX1A. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 20, 2003
Location:
Apex, NC

instrument cluster failure for 2nd time. nothing works in dash and audi will not cover. no odometer, tach, fuel gauge, oil sensors, nothing. left wife stranded because it showed a half tank of gas when it was actually empty. she had to walk 2 miles to get home. what if she had been raped, killed, etc. there are over 2600 complaints on audiforum where people have replaced up to 3 clusters for the same reason.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUT28N411. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi TT 2001 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Leith Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 919-469-2699 . Dealer's city: Cary . Dealer's state code: NC.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 30, 2003
Location:
Portsmouth, RI

i own a 1999 audi a-6 sedan. today it had a fire in the dashboard near the driver's side. fortunately it occurred while it was at home where i had access to fir extinguishers and tools to disconnect the battery. it took 3 extinguishers to put out the blaze. just moments earlier, my wife and 5 year old son returned home from church complaining of a toxic smell in the car! we were very fortunate the situation was not worse!*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 44000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B4XN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Mattie Imports, Inc. . Dealer's telephone number: 508-678-5555 . Dealer's city: Fall River . Dealer's state code: MA. Dealer's zipcode: 02721 .

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 14, 2002
Location:
Princeton, WV

stereo-failure and replacement on at least (4) occasions winshield fluid dispenser/wiper malfunction service engine light malfunction-at least (5) occasions solenoid valve bad clutch switch bad blower in air conditioning/heater unit bad pireli tires-broken belts in all four (at 25,000 miles)- these are the tires placed on the vehicle by audi coils bad gas gauge mis read

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJC68EX2A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Audi Of Annapolis .

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Berthoud, CO

while driving engine started missing. smoke began to come out of the shifter and dashboard. the dashboard caught on fire. the vehicle was totaled. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B6WN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 12, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Larchmont, NY

while driving between 45-50 mph consumer turned the heater on and a distinct smell came from the dashboard, followed by condensation smoke; first being gray smoke, then turning to black smoke. consumer stopped the vehicle just before the vehicle became engulfed in flames. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA24B3XN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 2003
Location:
Chicago, IL

center display faded out at 55000 miles and needed to be replaced for $900. *ak

Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA34B4XN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 14, 2004
Location:
Ivy, VA

my husband and i were driving our 1999 audi a-6 sedan on a limited access highway, we noticed an acrid smell in the car. suddenly smoke began pouring out the ac vents then flames began coming out the vents on the drivers side. *ak i called the audiof america help line on the 16th of july, gave a report and on july 19, spoke to anette johnson who took a full feeling very unsatisfied by ms. johnsons unhelpful, though sympathetic response, i did a web search using the terms audi, fire, dashboard and discovered that on march 23, 2004 it was announced that audi was recalling 172,888 vehicles because a wiring problem could cause a fire on the drivers side. exactly what happened to us! i then went to the site www.intellichoice.com/reports/vehiclereport.efm/vehicle_nmb/11642/section/recalls there i discovered that they disiplay all current information provided by the nhtsa in their recall database and you had noted that 22 reports had been filed on fires on this vehicle. are we the 23rd or the 85th? i called ms. johnson back and asked her why, when i described exactly what audi was recalling cars for she had not told me about the recall and offered to repair our car since it fell under that problem. she said that audi has not released this iformation that it was pending. yet i told her you had assigned a recall number to it (according to the above site). that number is 04v133000. i am appalled that news of this problem hit the media on march 24, 2004 and we were not notified. a fire just like the ones described in intellichoices site occurred to us and we certainly could have been seriously injured. yet, the audi representative told us that owners still had not been notified. my husband and i still are having horrific flashbacks to that terrifying moment when flames lept into the passenger compartment. we strongly urge you to take action to make audi notify all owners of cars like ours immediately.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAA24B0XN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 23, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.


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