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Audi Quattro 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 28, 2001
Location:
Ona, WV

after slowing down in warm weather then accelerating there is a lag time of about 10-15 seconds before vehicle responds. it lunged forward. this happened intermittently. dealer examined vehicle 10 times, finally determined that transmission control module was faulty, and could not be reprogrammed.*akthe drivers seat back memory doesnt hold, pinning the driver against the steering wheel. the parktronic was inoperative. the right rear speaker cover was cracked. the navagation control was broken. the rear decklid hatch needed repair. the compressor continues to run. the left convertor heat shield was loose causing a metal to metal sound. there is a clicking sound heard from the fuel injector. *jg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUYP54B31N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 13, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi QUATTRO 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 2001 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO.

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 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Jim Ellis Audi . Dealer's city: Norcross . Dealer's state code: GA.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 05, 2002
Location:
Lavallette, NJ

i am presently leasing the audi a4 1.8t. the car has died on three occassions and audi tells me that this was due to the coil spring problems they have been having. on the first two occassions there was no "warning indicator" or "check engine light." they seem to indicate that there is some sort of warning before this problems happens, but in my case there was not. the first two times this happened to me the car just died while driving at highway speeds and would not restart. there was absolutely no warning or light to tell me something was wrong with my car. the third time it happened i did have the light flash and the car ride rough. this car is absolutly deadly. i was fortunate enough the first two times to be able to pull off the road. do not let audi and vw fool you into thinking that there is always a warning before this happens. the car is deadly and sometimes there is no warning when it is going to die. for incident date i put the first incident only.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D21A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 14, 2001. 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 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Bell Audi . Dealer's city: Rahway . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2002
Location:
Charlestown, MA

seat heater on driver's side malfunctioned and burned a hole through the leather seat cover. hot burning sensation on my leg.

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D1TA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1996 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1996 Equipment Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi Allroad Quattro 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 10, 2004
Location:
Orlando, FL

2001 audi a6 allroad has had a brake/throttle lag issue since it was purchased. the car can be extremely dangerous to drive. my wife was driving the allroad and she told me that she was almost hit by an oncoming vehicle when the car did not "go" as she expected it too, based on her throttle inputs. at another intersection she lifted her foot off of the gas, reapplied the gas and this time the car went so fast that she almost hit the car in front of her at the upcoming intersection. she told me that she was almost crying because "i did not tell her the car 'drove like that!'" the problems are: 1). aoa issued a technical service bulletin dated september 9th of 2004 on this isue., not a recall. 2) i complained for over 1 year about this problem to the dealer before the ecu was replaced on may 15th of 2004. (i have copies of letters sent to audi) 3) the new control unit put in the car in may of 2004 does not work correctly either, by reasonable specifications, or else my wife would not have had this problem. 4) a "judder happens when turing slowly and giving the car gas, too. this may be the reason that the vehicle has had to have seals replaced in the motor and transmission, too, from the electrical miscommunications between the ecu and the transmission. 5) this is an extremely dangerous problem and needs to be figured out by aoa as well as under a national recall campaign. 6) audi told me today that the car is "performing to specs," which is a lie. this car has been to the dealership over 100 documented times, but aoa just says, "we are sure the car can be reapaired under your new car/certified used car warranty, thank you!"

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUYP64B81N. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 31, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi ALLROAD QUATTRO 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi ALLROAD QUATTRO 2001 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph. Dealer's name: Classic Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 407-816-5880 . Dealer's city: Altamonte Springs . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32790 .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 17, 2004
Location:
Raleigh, NC

(1) in may 2002 i purchased a certified pre-owned audi a4 from the leith audi in cary, nc. my manufacturer warranty expired earlier this year and i took my car to the dealer on october 8th 2004 for a comprehensive inspection priced at $450. the dealer recommended a few repairs and i did them all at a cost of another ~$1200. i specifically asked the audi rep if i needed to change my timing belt. the verbal communication from the dealer was that i don't have to worry about that, since the manufacturer recommends a timing belt change at 90,000 miles, mine has only 65,000. the dealer did not provide me with a written summary of the inspection results and the upcoming recommended repairs. (2) a week after this costly comprehensive inspection my car breaks down on the highway due to timing belt failure. the dealer quotes a repair cost of $4000 and claims that they have recommended a timing belt replacement, which is not true. (3) the dealer refuses to take responsibility and repair the car at their expense. i believe that the damage is a result of their failure to inspect the timing belt and recommend replacement only a week before the accident.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D3XA. Vehicle was purchased on May 16, 2002. 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 Equipment Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Leith Audi, Cary Nc . Dealer's telephone number: (919) 460-3800 . Dealer's city: Cary . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27511 .

Audi Quattro 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 11, 2005
Location:
Levittown, NY

vehicle was traveling at 50 mph when all of all sudden it would not accelerate when the driver pressed on the accelerator pedal. manufacturer was contacted for a similar event months earlier by consumer and tested, but the cause was undetermined. *ak at 2700 rpm the engine died. when releasing the gas pedal engine may or may not start moving. the check engine light keeps illuminating and there is intermittent back fire. dealer replaced a number of parts related to the engine. lighter not working. connection to the lighter plug was repaired. the horn is very low. debris cleared from the horn. wipers streaking. worn wiper blades replaced. power steering pump replaced. *tt *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT64B22N. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi QUATTRO 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 2002 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Legend . Dealer's telephone number: 631-691-7700 . Dealer's city: Amityville . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11701 .

Audi A4 2004
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 05, 2006
Location:
Phillipsburg, NJ

dt*: the contact stated while using the jack on level ground it bent causing the vehicle to fall. the dealership has not been alerted.

Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULC68E34A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2004 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2004 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Knopf Audi . Dealer's city: Helentown . Dealer's state code: PA.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 06, 2006
Location:
West New York, NJ

dt*: the contact stated while changing a tire on level ground, the jack bent. the dealership was notified.

Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E52A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 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 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Unknown .

Audi Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 10, 2007
Location:
Baldwin, NY

2001 audi tt coupe. when stopping at a red light/stop sign after exiting the highway, the check oil light and warning noise come on. it goes off when i start up again. the dealer states it is a gauge cluster failure and will cost $1000.00 to repair. the car operates perfectly and the oil level is normal. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUWT28N711. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2001. 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 Equipment Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: Smithtown Audi .

Audi 100 1992
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2007
Location:
Palo Alto, CA

runaway throttle. uncommanded engagement of cruise control? would not respond to brake or shutting cruise control off on steering column stalk switch. very dangerous!!! almost caused a crash, very ineffective braking with engine trying to keep car going at about 55 mph, but i managed to pull over and shut car off. i pulled the cruise control fuse and problem has not reappeared. i am an electrical engineer.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84320 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBJ54A3NN. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 10, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi 100 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi 100 1992 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi 100 1992
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2007
Location:
Palo Alto, CA

dangerous uncommanded acceleration. i submitted a complaint earlier today that said i thought it was a cruise control problem but it isnt. it happened again today with the cc fuse pulled!!! it was preceded by a funny feeling in the brakes, like not enough vacuum boost, then radical engine acceleration even with my foot off the gas pedal. i put the car in neutral, the tach redlined and then i shut off the ignition. started it and it did it again. i am an engineer and never believed the stories about audis and unintended acceleration... but now i know it can happen and it is super dangerous!!!!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBJ54A3NN. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi 100 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi 100 1992 Equipment Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 17, 2007
Location:
West Bloomfield, MI

i was attempting to jack my audi a4 quattro, when the factory supplied jack collapsed. i received a small scratch and the cladding on the car was gouged. *tr

1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 600000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUVT68E72A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 14, 2002. 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 Equipment Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Fred Lavry Porsche-audi . Dealer's telephone number: 248/645-4930 . Dealer's city: Birmingham . Dealer's state code: MI. Dealer's zipcode: 48009 .

Audi Quattro 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 05, 2008
Location:
Saginaw, MI

middle panel display fades in the hot weather and can not read the display. it totally fades to darkness. this has been happening for the last couple of summers. *tr

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

Audi A6 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2007
Location:
Bridgewater, MA

tl*the contact owns a 1996 audi a6. the contact is experiencing intermittent failures with the air conditioning, windshield wipers, and turn signals. based on the vin, the dealer stated that the ignition switch was replaced. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was repaired according to nhtsa campaign id number 096v17000 in 1996. they are obligated to repair the vehicle only once. the vehicle will be taken to the dealer to have the ignition switch replaced. the failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 104,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUFA84AXTN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 2008
Location:
Arvada, CO

normal driving conditions. the instrument display doesn't work, and i can't see vital safety and hazardous failures of the vehicle and/or parts, also the rear view mirror has a fluid type substance that clouds the viewing area and it may leak this fluid onto the electronics below. i had to replace both of these items and i have them both. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUZL64B3YN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders.

Audi S4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 17, 2008
Location:
East Hampstead, NH

i bought my car with 36,xxx miles on it. the center lcd screen does not work. the car is practically brand new and the center cluster information center is busted. its barely readable, but display important user diagnostic/info about the car (service lights, etc). this is unacceptable and i would like to prompt a recall. it's a 2002 audi s4, 2.7t the previous owner complained to me when i bought the car that it never worked for him either. (he owned car for nearly 2 years+). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36254 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAURD68DX2A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Audi A8 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
July 28, 2007
Location:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

my 2005 audi a8l contains a defect which allows the driver's floor mat to pop off it's restraining/locating pegs enabling the mat to move forward and push and hold the accelerator pedal down, resulting runaway acceleration, this seems to be a problem similar to what toyota owners have experienced and for which toyota has instituted a large recall. this situation has occurred at least seven times to three separate drivers over the past two years. at the first occurrence to each me and my wife, we were able to control the acceleration with the brake to buy sufficient time to gather our wits and shut off the engine, though it was scary. now we know to apply the brake and pull the mat back, replacing it on its pegs once we stop. after the first occasion, i took the vehicle to my local audi dealer in danbury, conn. they kept it for three days, had it inspected by "corporate" people, and in writing concluded that everything was "operating as designed and intended." the service writer at the danbury audi dealer told me that audi felt the problem was the floor mat, and suggested i purchase heavy winter-type mats. i renewed my complaint to audi in the fall of 2009 in light of the toyota issue, but they again denied there was anything wrong with the vehicle. between the first and second complaint, we experienced at least five more episodes of runaway acceleration caused by the floor mat pushing against the accelerator. i try to be vigilant now each time i drive the car to look at the position of the floor mat. *tr

Mileage was 27813 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUML44E45N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 05, 2010
Location:
Rutherford, NJ

my 2003 audi a4 3.0 v6 driver side automatic window began to fail for the first time about two years ago in 2008. one day it just stopped working completely: still could roll down, but once down, it couldn't roll up any more. i had to use my hands to hold it from both sides to pull it up. it caused so many problems, sometimes real dangers, during the operation, until i paid a few hundred dollars to fix it a few weeks later. especially it's so difficult to go through toll booths or some narrow lanes when i can't open the door easily while not able to roll down the window, or in cases i had the windows down for whatever reason, it became dangerously difficult to get it back up when needed due to rain or snow conditions. i can hardly describe all the difficult situations that made me feel helpless. but two years later (2010), the same window failed again with exactly the same issue, not able to roll up. i delayed repair until now. what's worse now is at the same time, another window -- the rear passenger side window began to fail too! that's a window i barely use during the last several years of owing the car. one day while driving, there was this big loud sound like an explosion coming from that window, and i had to stop dangerously on the highway to inspect what happened until confirming it's the window failure. it's beyond any reason to explain why it would fail with no usage. this rear window presented more security issues to me too, because even if i push it all the way up with my hands, it always slowly slide down to leave a big opening about 5 to 10 inches wide. since i park the car on the street almost daily, it's a real issue to worry about burglars or break-ins. for this serious concern, i had to send it to the dealer for repair, who quoted me $460 to fix it including parts and labor. considering this has happened to me total three times, including one that's happened to a window i rarely use, this seems to me strongly an obvious manufacturer's defect. *tr

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUJT68E33A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Tt 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 15, 2009
Location:
Bakersfield, CA

2001 audi tt convertible: the horn just stopped working one day, the instrument cluster display started to not display clearly then the car seem to lack power when starts up, car then would not start in the mornings, then the car would not start after being left for more than 20 minutes, and the car would often totally shut off while stopped at a red light then automatically turn back on again all by itself. the brake lights also stayed on at all times even when the car was completely shut off. ignition coils also caught on fire after check engine light was on for only a few hours. the convertible top warning light is flashing on the instrument cluster, and there is a rattling noise coming from the convertible top latch area while driving. consequences: dangerous life threatening situations, fear, stress, financial burden/hardship, time consuming, and extreme inconvenience. repairs: horn was repaired, instrument cluster was replaced, convertible top rattle and warning light not repaired, brake system was replaced, and coils all replaced. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUTX28N811. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi TT 2001 Drive type:FWD.


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