Audi Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Drum Wheel Cylinders


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Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 28, 1999
Location:
Pickerington, OH

poor braking performance in the rain or snowy or slushy conditions, audi ag has acknowledged a known problem with brake lining contamination, the following is off of their web page and in automotive news *** http://www.audi.com/java/news/index.html reduced braking performance as a result of road salt audi ag has recently been informed by drivers of its medium-size model, the a4, of sporadically reduced braking performance when the brakes are applied for the first time after the car has been parked, or if the brakes have not been operated for some time. upon examination in the workshop, in every reported instance no defects were detected. the a4's brakes, which have always achieved a particularly good rating in tests by trade publications, exhibited efficient deceleration. following initial investigations by audi's technical experts, whose findings were confirmed by adac experts, it is suspected that new types of road salt, in particular magnesium chloride used in a technique known as "wet salting" affects the friction between the brake disc and the brake pad audi's technicians are working intensively on finding a solution to the problem as rapidly as possible. independently of the outcome, audi ag and motoring associations recommend drivers to follow a well-established piece of advice for winter driving: traffic permitting, it is advisable to apply the brakes intermittently, especially before the start of a journey and before parking the car. with this simple technique, the driver can thus make sure that the brakes will function properly the next time they are needed press inquiries to audi ag, press: product and technology d-85045 ingolstadt telephone: +49 - 841 - 89 32100, +49 - 841 - 89 37947 telefax: +49 - 841 - 89 32817 ***** additionally, this part number supposedly address a problem with backing plates to improve wet braking *kit # 8d0 698 998 addresses an isssue with wet, icy, slushy conditions and poor braking with a larger brake backing plate ..*

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D2XA. 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. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 10, 2003
Location:
San Diego, CA

car burns oil 1/2 quart/1000 mi. almost runs out before warning light comes on. audi says this is normal- we have had two emergencies on the freeway where we almost ran out of oil. also, it is very hard to read the oil dip stick- it is artful not useful. rotors (all) failed at 14k miles and had to be replaced. we are advised we are not alone. audi corp arrogant and will not respond. throws everything back to dealer. dealer fixed rotor problem at no cost. tried to charge for oil test repair. believe there are design issues in both instances. audi has learned nothing from their past problems- they are the most arrogant business i have ever experienced. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14048 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBH64B31N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2001. 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 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Drum Wheel Cylinders Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Hoen Audi . Dealer's telephone number: 760-438-9490 . Dealer's city: Carlsbad . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 92008 .



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