Audi Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module


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Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 19, 2003
Location:
Natick, MA

our abs light came on the day i picked up the car from the dealer after getting all new brakes done. bernardi audi of natick ma. they refuse to believe they are to blame.(whatever) my independent mechanic is saying the controller is dead.*ak this car is a 1999 audi a4 quattro that had 65,000 miles on it when it died. the car runs without abs to this day. i can't believe they charge 1500 dollars to fix this!!

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

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 2004
Location:
Ringwood, NJ

abs control module needed to be replaced in 2000 audi s4 after numerous false dashboard warning light indications were intermittently displayed will driving. *ak

Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D8YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 06, 2004
Location:
San Jose, CA

abs ( anitlock brake system ) failure, will cuase brake lock-up and will result in a accident. abs has not been repaired due to the amount of money that it would take to fix ( $ 1200-1600 ). abs pump module needs to be replaced. i haved researced than many other audi owners have the same exact problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55785 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68DXYA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 26, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 15, 2004
Location:
Doylestown, PA

picked up car at holberts audi in warrington, pa on june 15, 2004. dealer replaced right fron upper and lower suspension links. after leaving the dealership, the abs light came on and the brake light began blinking. brought car back to dealer and dealer said abs control module needs replacing. without a functioning abs control module, the car is without the increased safety provided by anti lock brakes. haven't replaced the part yet due to its $1,000 price tag.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 71600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 26, 1998. 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 20 mph. Dealer's name: Holberts Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 2153431600 . Dealer's city: Warrington . Dealer's state code: PA. Dealer's zipcode: 18976 .

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2004
Location:
Chestnut Hill, MA

during routine commuting to and from work the abs warning light comes on intermittantly. a diagnosis was performed and revealed a failed abs control module, rendering the abs system inoperable. the cost of repair is estimated at $1500. the failure is attributed to faulty engineering in the oem part as this failure is very common with this model audi. the consequence of the failure is ultimately an unpredictable and unsafe braking system as the abs system now works sporadically then fails completely. the part has not been repaired at this point due to the exuberant cost.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D5XA. Vehicle was purchased on July 22, 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 07, 2004
Location:
San Francisco, CA

i just had my rotors and pads replaced on all four wheels of my 2000 audi s4. less than three weeks after that repair, the abs computer failed. i don't know if the two incidents are related but i am worried about the failure of the abs controller at such a young age. computer parts do not take wear and tear and should be designed for the expected life of the car- not four years like for me. i have read on the internet of many other similar failures and i am concerned of a general safety issue, particularly for such a critical part like an abs controller.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D0YA. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 14, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Rector Motor Cars . Dealer's city: Burlingame . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 94010 .

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
July 10, 2004
Location:
El Granada, CA

abs controller faulty. abs warning light on and flashing brake warning light. ame part appears to also give same problem on vw passats and audi a4. *ak

Mileage was 75000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 28, 2004
Location:
Lafayette, CO

out of the blue, with 64,000 miles on the car, the abs warning light and brake warning light come on, followed by 3 loud beeps. when the beeps stop, the abs warning light stays on, the brake warning light blinks continually. since the first incident, this now happens every time i drive the car. sometimes the lights will go out and stay out for 5-10 minutes, for the whole thing to start over again. when these lights are on, the abs does not work. i had a panic stop to avoid a deer and the rear wheels locked up. the car skidded but i did not crash. dealer says that the abs controller computer must be replaced, at a cost of $1300. this is apparently very common on 2000 s4 and a4 audi's. i contacted audi of america, they refuse to fix the problem, denying that it is a safey issue and saying that the car is out of warranty.

Mileage was 64800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D6YA. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Stammler . Dealer's city: Boulder . Dealer's state code: CO.

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2004
Location:
Winchester, VA

failure of abs?ecu control module...no abs brakes,possible loss of control of vehicle. car has only 50,000 miles. *ak

Mileage was 49850 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D6YA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2004
Location:
Weston, FL

abs module failed approx may 2004 at 65000 miles. abs not functioning and warning light remained lit on dashboard display. replaced part with used abs module from another audi a4. old (failed) part is available.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 10, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:U. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2004
Location:
Englewood, CO

my abs and brake light initially came on intermittently, then began to occur more and more frequently. now it happens every time that i get into the car. my abs does not work. a loca audi dealer told me that this is a very common problem for this year of car. the dealer told me that i needed a new abs control module ($1100.00) and three hours of labor at $78.00 an hour.*ak

Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D2WA. Vehicle was purchased on June 15, 2004. 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2004
Location:
Akron, OH

control arms on driver and passenger side have gone bad in the last year. i dont think that is right for the parts to fail like that.. i bought the audi cause i thought it would be a safe and reliable car, when all it has been for me is a money trap. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 09, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mike Pruitt . Dealer's city: Akron . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44310 .

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 28, 2004
Location:
San Diego, CA

failure of abs controller in 2001 audi a4 1.8t. was told by dealer that engine heat melts soldering in unit. $1,300 estimated repair ($1,000 for part alone). intermittent failure light and beep when driving, abs not active when light is blinking. i've read on audi websites that this is a common failure that audi of america refuses to take steps to rectify either monetarily or through redesign of the controller to prevent future failures.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D51A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 21, 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 60 mph. Dealer's name: Miramar Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 858-578-8600 . Dealer's city: San Diego . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92126 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2004
Location:
Shelburne, VT

abs unit failed on 1998 audi a4 2.8l quattro. repair cost is > $2000 for a rarely used electronic module. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Lewis .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2004
Location:
Olympia, WA

abs warning light began flashing. diagnosed by dealer as abs controller unit; price to fix $1287. have not fixed yet.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 77000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D6YA. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2004
Location:
Los Altos, CA

the abs controller failed. numerous other owners have experienced this possibly safely related failure. this part controls the abs braking and if it fails, the abs does not work. this could result in crashes due to drivers expecting abs support during hard braking only to realize it is not working. some owners have had this fixed outside of audi warranty and we believe audi is running a silent recall. this web forum documents what could be a silent recall by audi http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/thread.jspa?threadid=3409&tstart=0. this part costs around $1500 new.*ak

Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB28D9XA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 06, 1999. Vehicle was not 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Stevens Creek Audi .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2004
Location:
Boise, ID

after only 65000 miles on my 1998 audi a4 i have been forced to replace major abs components because of numerous failures. the abs system works intermittently, and there is no indication of when it will fail. a brake light will come on, then go off, indicating there is trouble, but at times the light will be off and it is not until you begin to brake that you realize the abs is non-functional. audi has been very slow to repair the problem, requiring a 2 week wait just to diagnose the issue. then requiring $2300 to make a 6 year old car safe to drive.*ak

Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Peterson Autoplex . Dealer's telephone number: 208-378-9010 . Dealer's city: Boise . Dealer's state code: ID. Dealer's zipcode: 83704 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 10, 2004
Location:
Denver, CO

abs control unit has failed on 1998 audi a4 quattro 2.8. this ~$2000 part raises a significant safety issue, as its failure results in loss of abs braking and traction control.*ak

Mileage was 120000 miles. 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN .

Audi S4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 06, 2004
Location:
Shoreline, WA

purchased my 2000 audi s4 from the original owner- the car had 10k miles on it and yes, it was out of warranty. at about 13.5k miles i noticed that i had trouble stopping one evening- almost rear ending someone in the process because my brake pedal went all the way to the floor. parked the car that night-and then about 4 hours later, on my way home...same symptoms as mentioned before, except now my abs light was on. ext mourning...moved car out of driveway and noticed a oil puddle from the left front drivers side engine area. i began to search for the leak with the help from a local friend and he suggested-last resort-to check the abs control unit...i did, and sure enough, my whole hand was covered in oil when i reached underneath the abs unit. called local audi dealer...and also called audi of america...dropped car off at dealer...they confirmed that the unit (abs) had indeed failed. audi of america denied any help at all with a unit that failed at 13.5k miles!!!!!!! i ended up paying $1,500.00 to have it fixed. *ak

Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD68D2YA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2000 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: Barrier . Dealer's telephone number: (866)448-0777 . Dealer's city: Bellevue . Dealer's state code: WA. Dealer's zipcode: 98007 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2004
Location:
Running Springs, CA

(1) faulty design of abs controller, 2) failure of said abs controller, (3) abs no longer functioning, causing a safety hazard.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D2WA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 14, 2003. 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 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Control Unit/module Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Clair Audi . Dealer's city: Boston . Dealer's state code: MA.


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