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Audi 5000 1985
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 1994
Location:
Ithaca, NY

front brakes locked up.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):UNK. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi S4 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Hinsdale, IL

while driving there was a lot of vibration in front end. abs brakes were not functioning/locked up, causing vehicle to vibrate. also, front left wheel had smoke coming from it. dealer had to replace all brake rotors and rear calipers. *ak

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

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Cupertino, CA

brake performance poor when wet. unsafe in a panic stop

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED68D7WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Church Hill, TN

during or after raining, initial braking has no response for about 1 - 2 seconds. then the brakes slowly build up friction to engage stopping power. i realize that wet roads cause some brake performance loss, but this exceeds the norm. there are also many other a4 owner complaints about the same problem on the a4.org forums.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED68D9WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 18, 1997
Location:
Fayetteville, NC

the a4, unlike all other cars i've ever owned, does not have 'splash shields' inboard of the front disc brake rotors. in the rain, this causes a quite alarming period, when the brakes are initially applied, of sheer terror, because the car is not stopping! this has been made a mandatory recall all across europe, and there, insurance companies won't cover you if you rear-end someone and don't have the shields on. i see no reason why audi won't also carry this to the us, until they get sued when someone gets killed because of it. switching to gas-slotted brake rotors helps this situation, but does not eliminate it. thanks, and i hope this gets taken care of before i hit someone! oh, every single person with an a4 that i know has the same problem.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB88D0VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Hawthorne, NJ

this model audi has dangerous wet braking. when the brake pedal it pressed in the rain, the brakes do not respond for at least 2-3 seconds. this is extremely dangerous. my dealer (other from where i purchase the audi) says this is normal, and nothing ca

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 10, 1999
Location:
Golden Valley, MN

no summary listed for above vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D9TA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 09, 1999
Location:
Houston, TX

in heavy rain or after washing car brakes do not work for about 1-2 seconds after application. it is very scary and dangerous imo.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D1WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 1999
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

brakes do not "grab" in the wet/rain. there appears to be a one to two second delay between stepping on the brakes and the car slowing done. i have noticed this same delay, in dry weather, at highway speeds of 50-60 mph.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D0WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 20, 1999
Location:
East Norriton, PA

wet weather braking very poor under certain conditions

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGB28D8XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Round Rock, TX

severe delayed braking when road conditions are wet, raining, etc.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D1XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 23, 1999
Location:
La Crosse, WI

disc brakes are not adequately shielded from water while driving in the rain or snow, resulting in no braking effort for approximately the first two seconds of brake application. the brakes are fine in dry weather, but always catch me by surprise in the wet, when you step on the pedal nothing happens until the water is shed from the brake discs. nlm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB88D8VA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 06, 1999
Location:
Danbury, CT

the brakes dont work is wet driving conditions. i have had this happen many time at speeds from 15 to 70 mph. when driving in the rain or on wet roads, i will apply the brakes but the car does not starting stopping for a second or two. when the brakes finally do start working they almost alway go into anti-lock mode because i have had to push so hard just to get them to work. this is a scary and dangerous problem and i have heard of other people having it also.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 25, 2000
Location:
Campbell, CA

the wet braking is horrible on this car. if you are driving in the rain, it takes 2 seconds for the rotors to dry out. i have always had cars with 4 wheel discs and have never seen a car that loses its brakes so easily. the car brakes *great* in the dry and when the roads are wet, but when it is raining enough to wet the rotors, all drivers with the stock pads need to be extrememly careful. i don't know if this is part of the problem, but there is no spash shield behind the rotor. i don't want to be involved in an accident because of this and felt like i should report it. i do know that this is not just happening to me, but that is not what the dealer wants us to think. i have heard that changing the pads to an aftermarket helps, but i feel audi should do something about this before someone gets hurt. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D2WA. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 18, 2000
Location:
Alpharetta, GA

during wet weather braking, the front disc brakes seem to fail. the cars front end seems to slide to the left approximately 4 feet upon braking. this happens only in the rain, with no adverse effects during dry weather. i have contacted audi, who then referred me to the dealership. the dealership has stated that audi will not warranty the correction, since they do not know how widespread the problem is. however, i have noticed a large amount of complaints on your website, and on the audiworld website. i submit that there is a defect in the front braking system of the a4 during wet weather driving, and that this defect could and will cause an accident. even thought the car did stop, it required steering correction to put it back into the lane. the manufacturer should acknowledge that there is a defect and it should be covered by the manufacturer. if there is an accident, audi will be held responsible and can be sure the reputation of their cars will suffer again. please investigate this problem as it is potentially dangerous. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAVED28DOXA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 09, 1999
Location:
Charlotte, NC

wet disc brakes have no stopping ability for 1-2 seconds. dry brakes function normally

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD28D6XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2000
Location:
Boston, MA

brake action is delayed when there is rain. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC28D3YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 2000 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 22, 2000
Location:
Brooklyn Park, MN

traveling at highway speed, weather was raining/snowing, when i attempted to apply the brakes to exit the highway, the brakes did not slow the car as they should. i pumped the brakes several times and was able to slow the car for the exit ramp. this has occurred on several occasions prior and since, all during wet conditions. on the 1/22/00 incident, i was on my way to the dealer to have a scheduled service completed and mentioned the problem to the service writer. he acknowledged that there is a problem with wet braking in my model however audi has not authorized any repairs. he did have the pads removed and cleaned along with the rotors. this has not solved the problem.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D8WA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 22, 2000
Location:
Brooklyn Park, MN

traveling at highway speed, weather was raining/snowing, when i attempted to apply the brakes to exit the highway, the brakes did not slow the car as they should. i pumped the brakes several times and was able to slow the car for the exit ramp. this has occurred on several occasions prior and since, all during wet conditions. on the 1/22/00 incident, i was on my way to the dealer to have a scheduled service completed and mentioned the problem to the service writer. he acknowledged that there is a problem with wet braking in my model however audi has not authorized any repairs. he did have the pads removed and cleaned along with the rotors. this has not solved the problem.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D8WA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Shelton, CT

when it rains, the brakes seem to take a second or two to "grab." they work well under all dry conditions, but when wet, they sure make you panic! *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D1XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.


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