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Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1998
Location:
Piscataway, NJ

tire jack bent under the vehicle's weight, causing vehicle to fall.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA88D5TA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1996 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 2004
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2004
Location:
Sellersville, PA

while changing the passenger side tire, the jack collapsed and damaged the rotor. please provide further information. *jb

Mileage was 3000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 2004 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2004 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 2004
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 05, 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA

audi jack came with my 2004 audi a4 quattro sedan broke while putting a wheel. i was in the parking lot so the surface is flat. i use the use the jack that came with my car to jack up the car so that i can replace my wheel. the jack broke as i was putting on the wheel trying to align the holes to put back the bolts. the jack just snapped luckily my fingers and hand did not get caught and i was not under the car. the jack was broke today august 5, 2005 at around 4:00pm pacific time. i got to the dealership 10 minutes to 5:00pm and the service rep told me that all the technician have gone home for the day and they ask me to contact audi usa. i cannot reach audi usa because they have close for the day. i will try to contact them on monday. the point to my complaint is that the jack is unsafe. please investigate the jack the come with all audi cars. there are alot of people experiencing the same problem with the audi jack. thank you, kenny,. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5930 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E64A. Vehicle was purchased on June 11, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2004 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2004 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2005
Location:
Huntington Station, NY

while using the tire jack that came with the vehicle to lift it up off the ground and change a defective tire, it snapped. the car fell on the bricks we had set under the frame as backup. to correct the failure we stopped using the tire jack that came with the vehicle. after inspecting the jack we noticed that the plastic part of it was defective. this defect poses a serious personal injury issue for someone using these jacks without a backup. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUZL54B71N. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi A6 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2001 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A8 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 07, 2006
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA

tire jack supplied by audi usa for the audi a8 is very dangerous. it is manufactured out of cheap aluminum and is not rugged enough to lift the car even on flat pavement. the jack bent under the weight of the car and has the potential to hurt someone. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBG34D7WN. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 32 cylinders. Audi A8 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A8 1998 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Ferretti Motors .

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 24, 2006
Location:
Naperville, IL

audi a4 2003, the clutch failed at 30,000 miles, but audi refused to fix the problem until it was completely undrivable. i had to pay out of pocket because it was categorized as wear and tear, thus not covered by audi's least. the electrical system and the fuel pump also failed and needed to be replaced. the jack broke while changing a flat tire and i was told that this had happened to other audi owners, but still had to pay the damage to the plastic siding out of pocket. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E03A. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2003 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Continental Audi Of Naperville . Dealer's telephone number: 6303881000 . Dealer's city: Naperville . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60540 .

Audi A8 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2006
Location:
Palatine, IL

my 1997 audi a8 is equipped with a vehicle jack that is grossly inadequate for changing a tire and is hazardous to anyone using it-- it is prone to collapse. many users of this jack have experienced collapse, and audi does not care to do anything about it. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBG84D3VN. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 17, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi A8 1997 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A8 1997 Equipment Mechanical Jacks Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Schaumburg Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 847-843-9900 . Dealer's city: Schaumburg . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60195-3608.

Audi A4 2008
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2011
Location:
Honolulu, HI

tire jack for 2008 audi a4 failed. the car was jacked up on a flat concrete surface with the parking brake engaged as stated in the manual. a minute after settling, the jack failed for no apparent reason. the jack has caused damage to the sideskirt and door section due to the car falling on to it. submitted a warranty claim with audi of america. however audi denied the warranty claim with no technical explanation as to why the jack failed. upon researching the topic, i have found this is a very common occurrence among other a4 owners. *kb

Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAF78E68A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2008 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi Tt 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2010
Location:
Telluride, CO

tl* the contact owns a 2002 audi tt. the contact stated that the jack was not strong or sturdy enough to support the weight of the vehicle. the contact also stated that the jack collapsed on two occasions while lifting the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 70,000.

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUWT28N021. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 17, 2011
Location:
Stanford, CA

the car jack broke down while replacing a flat tire, and the car fell on the ground after being suspended in air. fortunately while all the bolts have been removed, the wheel was stuck to the hub or otherwise i would have been seriously injured. i think the jack has a very flawed design. where the two parallel frames can be easily bent outward because they don't have enough support and then the support can slide out of its designated channel i have pictures of the failed jack. i am really concerned of what would have happened to my hands if not the miracle of the stuck wheel was there to prevent injury of my hands.. i have contacted the manufacturer to investigate this faulty design but they responded that they recorded the information for the future and there haven't been enough incidents yet to justify design review. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E23A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.


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