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Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Keller, TX

much of this information is from www.audiworld.com. there have been numerous turbo failures on the earlier 2000 audi s4. for the people that have had turbo failures, some have indicated an abnormal 'siren' sound when accelerating. there have been a few turbos that have also been replaced (without failure) because of complains of this sound. my car started exhibiting this sound from 2k miles onward. initially, this sound occured only when the engine was cold. it is however now more apparent most of the time. i have brought this to the attention of the audi service department but have insisted that sound is normal and is apparent even on new cars. since then i have test driven a new s4 and the sound is not present. the theory to the current failure is that there is an insufficient oil supply to the turbos and because of this the internal bearings are damaged and hence start whining ('siren sound')and eventually failing. a few changes by audi also supports this theory. 1) they have revised the turbos on the newer s4s. the oil inlet to the new turbos are now larger. also,2) they have revised the recommended oil weight from a 5-40w to 0-30w which ensures better oil flow and lubrication at lower temperatures. the reason of my concern is that the turbos cost more than $5000 dollars to replace and i intend to keep my car for 5 years or 90k miles (whichever comes first). fyi the 'siren' sound is sometimes loud enough that passengers in my car think that there is a emergency vehicle in the vicinity. i would be more than happy to assist you in any way, or provide you with contacts, literature on individuals that have experienced turbo failures.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D1YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi S4 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi S4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2001
Location:
Olathe, KS

chronic problem with blown turbos. audi has made engineering changes to the tubros without notifiying customers of impending failures. they are also voiding customer warranties blaming failures on aftermaket equipment without verifying the aftermarket equipment indeed caused the failure. i am conceerned that i have known defective parts in my vehicle that may fail at any time.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAURD68D31A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi S4 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 10, 2001
Location:
Fontana, CA

automobile slows up when going up a hill, it seem as if turbo is not functioning. was told that it was transmission or turbo had a hole in it. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED64B11N. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2003
Location:
Carmel, NY

we own an audi a4 that we have had too many repairs. the car has needed a turbo at 55,000 miles, oil pump at 63,000 miles, ignition computer at 68,000 miles and rack and pinion steering at 73,000 miles. we are aware that the car is at high mileage, but this car is suppose to get 200,000 miles out of it. the car was serviced at dealers the entire time. we think that perhaps there are defects in the car that other drivers are experiencing.

Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D9XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 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 Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: New Country Audi . Dealer's city: Greenwich . Dealer's state code: CT.

Audi Audi 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 18, 2003
Location:
Washington, DC

consumer would like audi to assist in a repair bill. the vehicle stalled and the turbo charger broke down which resulted in lack of engine power. dealer stated the vin was not included in the recall. *ph *jb

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Audi Of America .

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2003
Location:
Parker, CO

at 65k miles, my baby daughter and i were driving 70 mph down vail pass on i70 in colorado when the engine light starts to flash. i then lose all power, brakes and steering due to a total engine and turbo failure. this problem was discovered to be caused by a water pump failure, causing the timing belt to fail, in turn causing the engine to completely seize. audi refused to take responsibility for all the costs associated with replacing the engine and didn't lend any concern that this is a safety issue. i have researched various consumer sites and have found several comments describing this exact problem. *cb

Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED54BXYN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 23, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Mcdonald Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 303-795-1100 . Dealer's city: Littleton . Dealer's state code: CO. Dealer's zipcode: 80121 .

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 02, 2004
Location:
San Diego, CA

malfuntion indicator had been on before i deployed to iraq and was still on when i came back. i brought it to the dealor for the $50,000 mile scheduled maint. less than 2 months later, i started the car at a store and heard a loud pop, the engine started idling hard and was very noisy. i was able to drive in first gear the two blocks to my house but the car was very shaky. the spark plug had shot out, there was oil and grime all over it and the threads of the cylinder were stripped. my friend in the car, who has worked on porshes before, said i was lucky this happened when it did because if i was driving on the highway at a high speed, i probably would have been seriously hurt in an accident. the cost of repair is estimated at $5100 and the dealor said that there was no tampering with the spark plugs for almost a year so this "just happened" due to "wear and tear." the car is 3 years old and most the miles are highway miles due to several trips cross country. i am nervous to think what will go wrong when the car gets a little older. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Miramar Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 858-578-6152 . Dealer's city: San Diego . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92126 .

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 12, 2004
Location:
Louisville, KY

at 61,000 miles turbo charger shaft shattered resulting in catastrophic failure, immediate loss of oil throughout engine and exhaust, loss of drivability and serious fire potential. *jb

Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Audi A4 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2004
Location:
Flanders, NJ

'recall campaign' issued for audi a4 oil sludge warranty extension , audi is not honoring it. *bf the consumer received the warranty information in the mail after the repairs done. the consumer stated the problem centered around the incorrect oil spec for the audi a4. the oil that was recommended for the vehicle when the consumer purchased it was of a normal weight, which after time caused the oil sludge. the manufacturer are now requiring a lighter/synthetic grade oil. the warranty extension department denied the consumers claim for reimbursement because he did not have a few oil change records. *jb

Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:Turbo. Dealer's name: Tracy Audi . Dealer's city: Hyannis . Dealer's state code: MA.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2005
Location:
Mountain Ranch, CA

improper motor oil specification causes sludge buildup in engine, leading to engine failure.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 79500 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2004. 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 Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Niello . Dealer's city: Sacramento . Dealer's state code: 00.

Audi S4 1994
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 16, 2007
Location:
Fairfax Station, VA

there is a severe safety problem associated with the audi 94s4, other model year s cars and other audi cars with the 100 body. when the plastic part that connects the throttle body to the throttle cable breaks, the engine goes up to 7000 rpm (over red line). if in heavily congested traffic as i was, the owner risks his life or his engine. since i decided my life and that of my passengers was more important than the engine, i let the engine race and used the brake to control speed until i could safely get off the beltway and onto a side road. once there, i saw that my exhaust manifold had gotten cherry red with and could have caused a fire. these cars need immediate recall as a safety measure and the part replaced with metal. failure was without warning, car⿿s speed began to increase without warning and throttle pressure had no impact whatsoever. less skillful person would have panicked and caused severe pile-up in rush hour traffic. many other audi owners have reported the problem on the various computer lists and web sites used by audi owners. call or write for details. audi dealer was unconcerned about problem and part is not listed nor can be purchased separately. must purchase entire throttle body at cost of over $800. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 165000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUHR84A1RN. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 22, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 5 cylinders. Audi S4 1994 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 1994 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Audi Of Alexandria . Dealer's telephone number: (703) 739-7460 . Dealer's city: Alexandria . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 22201 .

Audi A4 2007
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 13, 2007
Location:
Denton, TX

we've experienced several incidents of the engine semi-stalling. this has happened at varying speeds. while driving, the engine hesitates as if someone has suddenly stepped on the brake pedal. this occurred while the car was engaged in cruise contral and normal driving.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUKF78E07A. Vehicle was purchased on May 26, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2007 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2007 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Turbo-charger Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Dfw Audi . Dealer's telephone number: (817) 354-2834 . Dealer's city: Euless . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 76040 .


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