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Audi 100 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2000
Location:
Lake Oswego, OR

steering wheel started smoking, and had an electrical smell. also, local dealer has had exact incidents with other automobiles with the same make/model and year. effect is that the entire steering electrical system can catch fire or burn out. *ak

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

Audi 5000 1987
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2000
Location:
Springville, IN

consumer was traveling about 45mph and brakes developed a violent shaking and vibration. also, upon applying brakes consumer saw smoke coming from the steering wheel, it was very hot. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2000
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

wires breaking caused air conditioner failure. breaks pull to right when wet/moist. door assembled wrong (caused wind noise) had to take in 4 times to repair.hood/ oil pump broke emptying oil on driveway. front suspension squeaks and abs comes on when backing up while breaking with wheels turned. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D3XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 19, 2001
Location:
Hampstead, NC

consumer states red panel lighting is visible at night, mechanic discovered a short at cigar lighter housing and repaired. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA24B3XN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Highlands Ranch, CO

the consumer has experienced the following problems: the driver seat motor is inop/lumbar motor/rocks back/forth, the left headlight(moisture collection in the inside due to weather/car wash), the airbag control unit defective, the seat air bag torn, the strap on driver seat belt does not lower/stuck, wires were found damaged under the carpet, and the vehicle has shifting problems/not shifting easily-failed. the consumer also request for the dealer to buy back the vehicle and or compensate the consumer for the time without the vehicle. scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E02A. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:U. Dealer's name: Mcdonald Automotive Group . Dealer's telephone number: 999 795 1100 . Dealer's city: Littleton . Dealer's state code: CO. Dealer's zipcode: 80121 .

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2002
Location:
Decatur, GA

ignition coil failed on highway. car "shook" violently until stopped in parking lot. once car was off the road, the coil housing caught fire. the fire ultimately burned itself out, and the car was towed to the local dealership for repair. the dealership notified audi usa of the defect and recommended vehicle replacement. audi usa elected to repair car under warranty. multiple failures have occurred since (see list). ts

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2860 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E82A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 21, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Jim Ellis Audi . Dealer's city: Norcross . Dealer's state code: GA.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 2002
Location:
New Hyde Park, NY

while driving my audi 1999 a6 quattro 2.8l my veh statred to smoke from the dashboard. i pulled off the road and with in 5 minutes my veh was totally destroyed. thankfully there was no injuries

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B2XN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 08, 1999. 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 Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Beiner Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 5164827700 . Dealer's city: Great Neck . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11021 .

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 30, 2002
Location:
San Antonio, TX

homelink system stops working. dealer reprograms the system (which i had already done 5x), and it still doesn't work. the visor with control buttons is ordered & replaced. the homelink starts working again. 7/2002--homelink starts acting up again--it is working intermittently. 8/2002--homelink transceiver is replaced and it starts working again. later that month, it begins working intermittently again. 9/2002--dealer finally investigates further, and finds corrosion in the wiring harness/connectors. that sounds very strange to me. what was the car exposed to during production to cause that? what else is going to fail/give us problems as a result? *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJC68E32A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 23, 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 Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Cavender Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 210-681-3399 . Dealer's city: San Antonio . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 78238 .

Audi Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 14, 2003
Location:
Richmond, MI

lower ball joint noise. previously adjusted and previously replaced entire lower control arm. electrical ghost obstructs several functions. noisy a/c clutch. unidentified thump while downshifting. secondary actuator valve. seat back adjustment. blower motor failure. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUT28N011. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 28, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi TT 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi TT 2001 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: Audi Of Rochester Hills . Dealer's telephone number: 2489977401 . Dealer's city: Rochester Hills . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 48307 .

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 15, 2000
Location:
Dalton, MA

car fire that totally destroyed the vehicle, with only 4000 miles on it. it was a 2001 audi a4 1.8t. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 06, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2001 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi Quattro 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

vehicle caught on fire due to faulty wiring.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 35450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT64B82N. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 02, 2002
Location:
Forest Hills, NY

"check engine" light remains on despite repeated visits to the dealer. first it was diagnosed with failed "vaccum line," but three months later the same "check engine" light came back. corrective measures have since included the change of: oxygen sensors, fuel lines, and a new battery. the light is still permanently on, although no noticable drivability is affected.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGC84A5TN. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2004
Location:
Canada, 00

04 v 133 000/wiring harness: consumer notice white smoke and a strong plastic burning odors coming from the left side of the dashboard. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer replaced the cluster module and repairs the burned wires. within two month the problem has recurred. the consumer brought this recall information to the dealer attention. the dealer informed the consumer that was not the problem his vehicle was experiencing. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULH24BXYN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 10, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 20, 2004
Location:
Clifton, NJ

vehicle was full of smoke while getting into it while it was parked in the driveway all night. consumer noticed black smoke film on the passenger's side rear window. also, consumer opened the trunk and found it full of smoke. consumer called the fire department. the fire marshall inspected the vehicle and believed that the fire was caused by an electrical short in the wiring harness. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 02, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2001 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 31, 2005
Location:
Chatham, NJ

dt: on may 31 2005 while driving smelled a burning odor. then, smoke came from air vents, and smoke got worse. while speaking w/ 911 flames began to come from the air vents. fire appeared to come from the air vents. vehicle was operating normally before the fire broke out. there was no warning or codes to owner's knowledge. it was unknown what caused the fire. owner believed it was an electrical fire. the fire department had a hard time extinguishing the fire, and were unsure as to the cause of the fire. a police report filed. car was serviced regularly and records were available. the car was moved to a storage facility behind a gas station. the insurance company took possession of the vehicle, and considered it a total loss. audi contacted the owner about an investigation. there were other recalls but nothing about this vehicle. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7WN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 20, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1998 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Paul Miller Porche Audi . Dealer's city: Parsippany . Dealer's state code: NJ. Dealer's zipcode: 07054 .

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 16, 2006
Location:
Boston, MA

substantial and prolonged rain flooded the cowling (holding reservoir of 4 gallons )located below the windshield of my audi a6 2001 wagon. the drain at the bottom of the cowling had become clogged from bits of leaves, etc over the years. the cowling has no overflow drain and when the drain hole is clogged the water floods into the air vent and proceeds into the floor of the vehicle. the floor was flooded with 2 to 3 inches of water which proceed to damage the electronic control box for the entire car and the electronic "harness" which connects the control box to all of the devices located throughout the car. there were more than 12 cars in this one dealership suffering from this water damage issue. audi has know of this problem for many years, but has failed to provide a recall and install an overflow hole higher up on the cowling to provide emergency relief. repair bill was $3,500. installation of an overflow hole would be an easy solution. flooding shuts down entire electrical system and disables car. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULH64B61N. Vehicle was purchased on May 20, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2001 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 11, 2006
Location:
Quartz Hill, CA

dt*: the contact stated while driving 45 mph on a city street, the passenger side airbag deployed without warning. the passenger was wearing a seat belt, but minor injuries were sustained. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the factory stereo wiring was entangled with the airbag wiring which resulted in the airbag deployment. the manufacturer was not alerted.

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 70000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2003 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Keys Audi . Dealer's telephone number: UNKNOWN . Dealer's city: Van Nuys . Dealer's state code: CA.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 11, 2006
Location:
Laurel Springs, NJ

tl* - the contact received recall number 06e060000 to replace wiring on her 1999 audi a4. the vehicle has an odometer reading od approximately 78,000 miles. the contact stated she took the vehicle to an audi dealer. the dealer refused to do the recall work stating that the vehicle did not have factory wiring. the contact stated she previously added an automatic starter to the vehicle. the contact stated the dealer would not disclosed which wire was not factory wiring.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B3XN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Prestige Volkswagen . Dealer's city: Turnersville . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2006
Location:
Lake Mills, WI

2001 audi a4 customer states that audi is responsible for his loss because the fire was due to a malfunction of the electrical wiring**cc *jb updated 04/05/07. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDH68DX1A. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: International Auto .

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 02, 2004
Location:
Issaquah, WA

drivers door speakers working randomly and cutting out all together at times, sometimes with static prior to cutting out. so far the speakers have been replaced on oct 2 2004,nov 2 2004, nov 15, 2004,dec 7 2004. the car still has the same issue and the dealer does not seem to be able to find or fix the problem. i have looked at it and in 2 seconds i found the issue. it is a broken wire in the door pass through. the dealer tells me it's not a broken wire because they tested all the wires and they checked out ok. if the speaker is not working or cutting out with the door open and you moved the rubber pass through, the speaker comes back on and works for a short time again. dealer has performed the recall for this on nov 2 2004 but there is still an issue. i stopped having them try to fix this when the factory warranty ran out because of the cost involved. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45901 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E92A. Vehicle was purchased on July 14, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Electrical System Wiring Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Barrier Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 425-643-3000 . Dealer's city: Bellevue . Dealer's state code: WA. Dealer's zipcode: 98007 .


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