Audi Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys


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Audi 100 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 23, 1994
Location:
Walnut Creek, CA

fan belt replaced.

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

Audi 100 1994
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Novato, CA

timing belt, pulley and tensioner failed.

Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 100 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi 100 1994 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Weymouth, MA

vehicle has been in repair shop several times to eleviate a screeching sound from serpentine belt. other problems have been repaired associated with performance of belt. dealership states that they are unable to duplicate problem. engine performance is possibly being inhibited by failure. *ak consumer stated that the sound was come from engine compartment either at cold start or after car was restarted. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRU0C28N6Y1. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 03, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi TT 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi TT 2000 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Audi A4 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 28, 1998
Location:
Rochester, NY

the consumer experienced the following: both halves of the a/c has been broken several times/compresser & evaporative) all four springs have been broken, check engine light, repair thermostat(inop), the prop shaft seal and rear differential axle seals have gone, the suspension tie rod ends loose-need to be replaced, brake rotor's, passenger side rear spring(squeaks), rear brakes, serpentine belt, recall ignition switch, mil light on, faulty ect sensor, 6-8 control arms loose, front springs (broken), rear window inop, and the climate control is noisy. scc

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A4 9999 Drive type:U. Dealer's name: Holtz House Of Vehicles . Dealer's telephone number: 585 334 1600 . Dealer's city: Rochester . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 14623 .

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 24, 2003
Location:
Menlo Park, CA

the timing belt broke, which caused damaged to the engine. *jb

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

Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Decatur, GA

hydraulic tensioner malfunctioned. this caused the timing belt to break.*ak

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUC28N7Y1. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2003
Location:
Baltimore, MD

i am the owner of a 1998 audi a4 1.8t car. my complaint is my timing belt gave out on the vehicle at 48,643 mls. the owners manual states that the belt should be good for 90,000 mls. my second comlaint is that the tie rods on the front end. *ak of the vehicle need to be replaced. these items should not be giving out on a vehicle with such low mileage. i have not received any notices about any recalls.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D5WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A4 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Tisher Autopark .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2003
Location:
Rowley, MA

the vw/audi 1.8t engine has been experiencing an alarming number of premature timing belt failures, causing instantaneous power failure and catastrophic valve train damage. (search audiworld.com for timing belt failure.) failures have occurred as low as 45k miles. mine went at 90k miles although the service manual makes no mention of scheduled replacement. if this had happened while passing or on the interstate, a serious accident could have occurred. these vehilcles should be recalled or at least audi should notify the owners of the problem. the timing belts should be replaced to avoid a potential fatal accident. there is also a known timing belt tensioner problem in pre-2000 model year cars that causes failure. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 06, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 19, 2003
Location:
Phoenixville, PA

audi a4 1.8t q timing belt tensioner failed at 75,000 causing catastrophic engine damage. service interval published by audi is no earlier than 90,000mi. tensioner failure is known defect and has been redesigned by audi, yet audi will not acknowledge the defect. audi claims no responsibility nor have they published any tsb alerting people to have this part replaced early. *ak

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D4WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 10, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 21, 2003
Location:
Billerica, MA

my timing belt failed at 69000 miles and caused engine damage (replacement of heads). total repair cost came to $4000. seems to be a common failure prior to the recommended 90k change interval. i tried scheduling the changing of the timing belt at 6800 miles but was told to wait by an audi service department. currently working with audi for repayment.*ak

Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D4XA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 17, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 04, 2003
Location:
Long Beach, CA

timing belt tensioner failed at 59,016 miles. recommended replacement of both tensioner and belt on a 2001 a4 1.8t quattro per owner's manual is 105,000 miles. all recommended services had been done on schedule by same dealer. this car is only used as commuter transportation and is primarily driven on freeways.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59016 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D41A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 18, 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 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 21, 2003
Location:
Kieler, WI

while driving at 60 mph on the highway timing belt broke. this caused the pistons to warp and break. this incident has happened four times since consumer owned the vehicle. manufacturer and dealer were informed of the problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 22, 2003
Location:
Houston, TX

the timing belt failed at 48,000 miles causing major engine damage. all sources state this belt does not have to be replaced until 90,000-105,000 miles. *nlm

Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D7XA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 16, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Independant .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2003
Location:
Reston, VA

1998 audi a4 1.8t fully maintained timing belt failure causing catastrophic engine damage. service manual calls for timing belt replacement at 90,000 miles. failure occurred at 76,000 miles. audi usa refusal to gather service info or compensate for loss and provided no avenue for appeal or escalation of the case. audi usa had made no effort to inform drivers of this problem. *la

Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D2WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 05, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 27, 2003
Location:
Atlanta, GA

sudden & catastrophic failure of bearing/pulley of main timing belt, while driving at 70 mph on a busy interstate highway. vehicle had fewer than 55k miles on odometer and was well maitained.*ak such failure can cause instantaneous destruction of the engine, with resultant loss of control and/or sudden and rapid decceleration, possibly causing a catastrophic collision. the loss of the bearing causes the main timing belt to shift position and/or to snap, causing the engine valves to move out-of-sync with the engine pistons or to stop moving altogether. the pistons then collide with the valves, causing engine destruction. failure occurs without warning and instantaneously. there are no signs of impending failure that one can observe during a vehicle inspection. in my case, engine failure did not occur, but there was a loss of power. i was able to drive directly to a dealer for repair. the technician who did the repair said that, in my case, i was extremely lucky and that only slippage had occured, and that the slippage was just below the point at which engine destruction would have occurred. this technician was from germany (as was the vehicle), and he said that premature failure of this bearing (and/or associated water pump) is a common problem with this vehicle. he also said that in germany a recall was ordered by the government as they considered the failure premature, frequent, and that it could result in serious injury or death, as the engine could easily destruct at highway speeds, causig a collision. an internet search reveals dozens of reports of premature failure of this belt/pulley/water-pump system on this vehicle. (1998 audi a4 2.8l quattro automatic)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54380 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED68D7WA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 12, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2003
Location:
Hilliard, OH

engine oil leak: driver side valve cover leaks after cam seals, water pump, and timing belt replaced. vehicle now has 95,000 miles. valve cover gasket on that side replaced 2 times each time only lasts one week before oil leak develops. worse leak each time.*ak

Mileage was 75542 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B2XN. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 2003. 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 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 14, 2004
Location:
Raleigh, NC

at approximately 68,800 miles the timing belt on my audi a4 1.8t quattro broke as i was pulling into traffic. this occured approximately 6 weeks after the expiration of the manufacturers extended warranty. the auto has been meticulously maintained since its purchase and has all the pertinent service records. the current repair estimate is $4,000 to $5,000. the current recommended replacement interval for the timing belt by audi is 90,000 to 105,000 miles. audi usa currently will not provide any assistance in the repair of this vehicle. i have performed some internet research and aside from the 2 complaints on the nhtsa website i have found numerous similar complaints of aud a4 and vw passat 1.8t timing belts breaking well in advance of the 90,000 miles service interval. this appears to be a manufacturers defect and the vw audi should be responsible for the repair of this problem i believe. fortunately for me i was not hit as my car failed pulling into traffic. i believe this defect poses a significant risk should it fail at an inopportune moment.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D5XA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 10 mph. Dealer's name: Leith Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 9194603800 . Dealer's city: Cary . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27511 .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 02, 2003
Location:
Greenwood Village, CO

water pump went out, causing the timing belt to fail. failing timing belt caused it to jump but luckly it didn't cause any engine interference.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D9XA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 12, 1999
Location:
Elk Grove, CA

1999 audi a4 1.8t quattro, vin: waucb28d8xa080742 timing belt failed while driving. maintenance schedule recommends replacement of this belt at the interval of 105,000 miles. this failure occured at 67,600 miles one month after warranty ran out (per audi, carfax indicates car still under warranty). this extremely early failure suggests a manufacturer defect exists with this engine. audi advocate investigating at this time, but has suggested that this manufacturer defect will not be covered by audi. i disagree, this should be covered as an unacceptable failure, impossible to avoid by consumer, as i would never have guessed to replace at an earier time, let alone, at 50% of manufacturer"s recommended interval.

Mileage was 67600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D8XA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 12, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 25 mph. Dealer's name: Niello Audi . Dealer's city: Sacramento . Dealer's state code: CA.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2004
Location:
Mead, CO

without warning, the timing belt on my 1998 audi a4 failed, resulting in serious engine damage and leaving my family stranded in the mountains. audi has know about the defective timing belt problem for years, and has done nothing to fix the problem or notify customers. mazda had a very similar problem with some of their timing belts (see nhtsa recall no. 00v134/mazda recall no. 92007); why hasn't audi recalled the cars and fixed this problem??*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D6WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 04, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Stammler Import, Inc . Dealer's telephone number: 303-442-7007 . Dealer's city: Boulder . Dealer's state code: CO. Dealer's zipcode: 80301 .



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