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Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 08, 2000
Location:
Abingdon, MD

after starting my vehicle and attempting to turn on my headlights (incident occured approx. 8:00 pm), i noticed that my headlights, and tail lights were inoperable. i also notiiced that my climate control system, warning/indicator lights (lights during normal start-up), outside ambient temperature gauge, door locks, and my turn signals were all inoperable. i then proceeded to turn off my engine to trouble shoot the problems when i found that i was unable to turn the key in the ignition (to the off position). i verified that my automatic transmision shifter was in park "p". the engine was finally shut (1.5 hrs later) down by pulling fuel pump fuze. dealer replaced ignition switch (# vwn 4ao 905 849 b), this corrected all problems. this problem is very simular to the 1994/1995 audi 90 recall (id #96v017000) of the ignition switch. my vehicle was manufactured in feb. 1996 which is two months following the last recalled audi 90 (mfd. recall jan 94 to dec 95). audi inc . would not reimburse me for this repair. please investigate: this part (ignition switch for the 90 and a4 appear to be the same: i verified this at one dealer) causes very similiar malfunctions in the a4 as the audi 90 had in 1994/1995 vehicles. note: some audi a4 owners may not have reported to nhtsa because warranty covers part up to 50,000 miles. please verify how many ignition switches have been replaced in the a4 via dealers. if this issue prompted a recall of the audi 90 (recall: 1996) , my vehicle and possibly others has just experienced a similiar if not worse problem (can not shut of engine, no headlight/tail lights etc. using normal technique, engine also began to overheat). this is potentially very dangerous. i fortunately had the know how to deal with this situation safely, but all a4 owners are not technically inclined. please contact me for more information/clarification.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D2TA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

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 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.

Audi A6 1994
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 02, 2002
Location:
Owings Mills, MD

while driving the check light came on and started blinking. the dealership indicated that consumer should stop driving vehicle immediately and have it towed. the engine cold pack was faulty. please provide more details. ts

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT64B52N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 27, 2002
Location:
Crebmwell, CT

consumer states that vehicle's coil pack failed out causing vehicle to stall, and total loss of power please provide additional information. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D31A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 23, 2003
Location:
Bethesda, MD

ignition coil caused vehicled to stall. audi agreed to replace 1 coil but said they did not have the resources to fix the other 4. when asked if it will happen again i was told "it is a crap shoot". the vehicle was sold to me defective and i now consider it "partially fixed". it is a safety hazard being as it stalled in the middle of i-95 last night.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Porsche Audi Rockville . Dealer's telephone number: 301-881-0900 . Dealer's city: Rockville . Dealer's state code: MD.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 10, 2002
Location:
Long Beach, CA

fuel sending unit failure, "gas tank" failure, coilpack failure on audi a4, 2002

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9832 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULC68E32A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 28, 2003
Location:
Forest Hills, NY

while driving the vehicle at 65mph suddenly the speed dropped to 35mph due to a faulty ignition coil pack. dealer changed the faulty coil. (under guarantee) dealer and manufacturer has been notified. please provide further information. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PROVIDE. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Audi A8 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 30, 2003
Location:
Purchase, NY

while driving the vehicle vibrates. dealer has been notified. ph

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 15, 2002
Location:
Crawfordsville, IN

vehicle shuts off. dealer notified. ph

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FULLFILL. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2003
Location:
Brighton, MA

my audi a4 sputtered and lost power. the onboard diagnostics light came on and flashed. audi roadside assistance towed my car to brookline audi, where it was determined that the ignition coils were to blame. after reading articles indicating that audi will replace all coils, whether they are broken or not, i asked the dealership to replace all coils. they insisted that they will only replace those that are defective, not all as reported in several articles (e.g., motortrend). i told the dealership that i will be driving from ma to ca this weekend. i told them that i do not want to be half way accross the country and have another coil break. i want all coils replaced, but the dealership refuses.

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULC68E92A. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Brookline Audi . Dealer's city: Brookline . Dealer's state code: MA.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2003
Location:
San Antonio, TX

1/10/2003--took the car in to have it checked because of a rough idle and trouble starting. the dealer found no initial problems. 2/5/2003--received notice in the mail from audi concerning the possibility of bad coil packs on 2002 a4's. 2/7/2003--the car stalled on us at night, in the rain, in the middle of a busy intersection. it took me at least a minute to get it restarted--that may not sound like much, but you should try turning off your car in the middle of an intersection and wait 60 seconds before restarting & taking off. see how may people start honking and/or almost hit you before you move.... 2/8-2/11/03--the dealer checks the car over. they say the coil packs are fine, but the mass air flow sensor was bad, so they replaced it. i don't believe they have fixed the problem, since the car still idles rough, and still has trouble starting. luckily, it hasn't died on us again (yet). *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26400 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 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Cavender Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 210-681-3377 . Dealer's city: San Antonio . Dealer's state code: TX. Dealer's zipcode: 78238 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 25, 2003
Location:
San Francisco, CA

engine coolant temperature sensor failed, leaking coolant into the engine control module and wire harness, causing several thousand dollars of damage

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D1WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 09, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:Fuel injection. Dealer's name: Livermore Audi .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 16, 2003
Location:
Charlotte, NC

when the car was about a year old, the entire airbag system had to be replaced, the repair facility noted to me that i was lucky to bring it in when i did, as it was at risk for spontaneous deployment. additional problems included an oil pump failure ($750) at about the three year mark; and occasional sudden lurching/rpm revving or sudden onset of a 'lag' in power, which the dealer noted when i brought it in but could do nothing about. i have also had problems with the fuel indicator gauge being grossly inaccurate - indicating i have used only a quarter tank of fuel to drive 350 miles. however, the most bothersome ongoing problem is four or five trips to the dealer to repair a non-functioning cruise control system. each time they have 'replaced the vacuum hoses' but this 'repair' will begin to fail again later that same day. the system will either fail to engage altogether, or it will be engaged during highway driving, then within a few minutes, the speed will continually decrease until i have to manually disengage the system and turn it off. i reported this to audi of america's corporate customer service (very friendly and helpful) who helped me arrange another service visit, but the problem has never been resolved. cruise control has never worked and i'm giving up on it ever working. i just have to pretend that i don't have it, which is very annoying during highway travel. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 04, 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 Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Hbl . Dealer's city: Tyson's Corner . Dealer's state code: VA.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2003
Location:
Greenville, NC

leaking water pump caused timing belt to fail causing $8500 engine damage on a 1999 audi a4 with only 28k miles.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D9XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 27, 1999. 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 Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Leith, Inc. . Dealer's telephone number: 919 468 9511 . Dealer's city: Cary . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27511 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2003
Location:
Moorestown, NJ

multitude of probs. w/ almost every aspect (brakes, engine valves, oil light stays on, rain leaks, bad wheel bearings, etc.) of this car. most frustrating has been rude and incompetent service by audi dealer. after an expensive repair to the rear wheel bearings the dealer said that although not all the noise was gone, the car was safe enough to drive to calif.,(we live in nj). we did not believe the dealer because a loud grinding noise remained and took it to another shop where both front control arms were found to be damaged. we were advised not to drive the car as it was not safe to do so . *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Cherry Hill Imports .

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 20, 2003
Location:
Commerce, MI

2001 audi a6 with all routine maintenance had check engine light on and was told it was nothing to worry about. a few weeks later the engine basically melted with out any warning. dealer says the radiator was fine and the was no oil leak. all wires are melted onto the engine and the engine is ruined. suspect electrical problem. only 2 years old but off warranty. dealer offers nothing and audi offers 4000 towards a new audi purchase. a net 37000 dollar loss in 2 yrs for me. i was told when i purchased the car, it would easily get 90000 to 15000 miles by every dealer. they are covering up an electrical defect or severly misrepresenting their product. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEH64BX1N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 04, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Audi Of Rochester . Dealer's city: Rochester . Dealer's state code: MI.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 11, 2004
Location:
Desoto, TX

after starting the vehicle a fire broke out inside the engine compartment. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGB28D2XA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Quattro 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2003
Location:
Woodland, UT

just about every major component on this vehicle has failed at least 4 times. audi refuses to buy back

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUYP64B81N. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi QUATTRO 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi Quattro 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2003
Location:
Woodland, UT

just about every major component on this vehicle has failed at least 4 times. audi refuses to buy back

Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUYP64B81N. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi QUATTRO 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2003
Location:
Dallas, TX

i leased an a4 2001 audi in december 2000. my lease runs out in march 2004 and i'm looking at what my rights are as a consumer. over the last 6 months, i've had my car towed and repaired twice for ignition coil failure as well as my tires replaced from out of whack alignment. today, the engine light appeared again and i will drop it off at the audi service department, this monday for maintenance review. fortunately, the only costs i've incurred are replacement of the 2 front tires. it currently has 33,000 miles on it.

Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A4 2001 Engine And Engine Cooling Transmission Type: AUTO.


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