Audi Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist


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Audi 5000 1987
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1994
Location:
Westminster, MA

had little stopping ability, hydroboost had gone bad. (please give details). tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WHUHE0447HN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi 5000 1984
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
Huntington Station, NY

replaced power steering pump 8 times, also replaced power brakes. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 5000 1984 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 02, 1999
Location:
Beaver Meadows, PA

my 1997 audi a4 has experienced almost non braking in cold/wet conditions. when brakes are initially applied during these conditions there is almost zero braking for 50 feet at 35 mph or less. i have come very close to rear ending a few cars that cut in front of you. i have contacted audi of america and there response was that no known poor braking condition exists when brakes are cold/wet. yet there is a news bulletin on audi's own european web site indicating that there is a problem with brakes when wet. also many readers on the www.a4.org web site here in the us have been complaining for a long time. i hope that you would please look into this matter as a fatality can exist in this case. i have owned many us/european/japanese vehicles and never experienced such poor wet braking!

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D1VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 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: 35 mph.

Audi Audi 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 1999
Location:
New York, NY

recall repairs unable to be completed until following year (march 2000) due to dealership problems (99v-248 & 99v-131). mjs

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Audi 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 1999
Location:
New York, NY

recall repairs unable to be completed until following year (march 2000) due to dealership problems (99v-248 & 99v-131). mjs

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Audi 9999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Location:
San Fransico, CA

consume unable to have recall repairs made to brake booster vacuum by-pass due to lack of parts. nlm

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

Audi 100 1992
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 06, 2000
Location:
Portland, OR

nhtsa campaign id no. 93v007000 show a vacuum boost problem. i have phoned audi's 800 number yesterday (toria) and in the past,, but they say they show no recall for my audi. the boost usually works, but sometimes doesn't; when it doesn't much more pedal pressure is required and stopping distances are increased. is my car covered by the recall? thank you, tom. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDJ54A2NN. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 100 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Minneapolis, MN

vechicle has a severe decrease in breaking power in wet conditions, especially in colder weather. it takes up to 5 seconds for the vechicle to start to slow down in these conditions.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D9WA. Vehicle was purchased on June 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.

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, Hydraulic Power Assist 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 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 16, 2005
Location:
Louisville, KY

12/2004, purchased certified 2001 audi a4 from beechmont audi in cincinnati, ohio. car had a comprehensive 300+ point inspection performed by audi as per paperwork. 5/20/2001, vehicle taken to bluegrass audi in louisville, kentucky for a brake assist problem. several days prior to brining the vehicle in, i was in reverse leaving my garage when i found that i needed to push the brake pedal to the floor to slow and stop the vehicle. i noticed when i drove forward the problem went away. i tried backing up again and found the braking to be normal. later that afternoon i was going to lunch and when i backed up the vehicle didn't have any brake assist again and i had to push on the brake pedal with maximum force. took the vehicle to my local audi dealership and was told by the service manager that the car needed a brake flush. they performed the brake flush, but that didn't fix the problem. i returned the vehicle back to audi several days later and was informed that they found the problem with a grommet that connects two vacuum hoses at the bulkhead. they added a clamp to stop the air from escaping the system, but the next day it proved not to work. they also informed me that the brake pads and rotors were within audi limits. took the vehicle back and was informed that they needed to replace the grommet. after the item was replaced, it still has the same problem as of 7/4/2005. in summary, the vehicle has a brake assist problem in reverse after the vehicle has been sitting for a short period of time. in my un-scientific research, the brake assist fails if the vehicle has been sitting and not running for less than 2-3 hours. when this occurs, the brakes operate, but maximum brake pressure is required to stop the vehicle until the pressure builds up. this could be an isolated incident, but i thought i would pass this information along just in case there are others with the same problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D01A. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 27, 2004. 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, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 2 mph.

Audi A4 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 28, 2005
Location:
Park Ridge, IL

brakes power assist fail at / just after startup when selecting reverse or drive while the air conditioning is on. i reported the problem to the audi exchange in highland park, il last year. they were unable to reproduce the problem, at the time as i was unaware that it only occurred when the a/c was on and at low speed after initial start up. this occurred again this summer when i was trying to move out of a parking spot and was unable to stop. the result was that i hit another car at low speed causing no damage to either.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC28D8YA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 17, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2000 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 4 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 18, 2007
Location:
Clifton Park, NY

this is the second time this has happened in similar circumstances in the last two years to my wife. the temperature was under 4 degrees and extremely windy and snowing. she warmed the car up for 15 minutes before driving it. the engine temperature gauge was a little bit off cold. the heat was on and working fine. the car did not want to go, and hesitated during acceleration. she drove a mile to the interstate with no issues and the car warmed up. once on the interstate, she drove about a half mile accelerating to about 65. when she tried to pass, and began accelerating the throttle froze. the rpms increased quickly and significantly. she tried to brake, but the brake pedal was not effective. she downshifted using the tiptronic, the car went faster. she put it into neutral and the rpms revved out. the car approximately was going 90 miles an hour or greater at the apex of my speed. she got off the interstate by using my e-brake, and turned the car off at the stop light because she feared it would not stay stopped. she drove about a half mile to work using the e-brake and brake to slow down, and nearly hit a tree trying to stop. she turned the car on again after she parked to see if the throttle was still stuck, it was. three hours later i arrived, started the car, and the throttle was no longer stuck. i called the dealer that day, explained the issue, and they wouldn't take the car until 6 days later. they told us that it was the car mat stuck under the pedals, and it was necessary to keep the appointment. i took the car to get looked at anyway, they inspected to find egr valve clogged causing moisture buildup and throttle to ice over. they replaced the egr valve, air pump and vacuum hose and cleaned the throttle body. this totaled $546.30. there is a recall on the a6 throttle body for the same year, engine, transmission and the exact same part number! but audi corporate told us it did not apply because we have the a4 not the a6 and was not concerned or willing to help. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D9XA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Langan Audi East .

Audi A4 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 10, 2006
Location:
Aventura, FL

audi a4 cabriolet. on may 2006 the air bag warning light was on and brought to the dealer for repair. on september 2006 the air bag light and the brake warning light were on and brought to the dealer for repair. on november 10 i had an accident due to a brake failure driving at 15 mph exiting the highway. manufacturer rejects a failure of brakes testing the car static at body shop. at crash , the driver airbag did not deployed, there was no passenger but the passenger air bag deployed. roll over protector ejected even with no intention to roll. 2- failures and repeated malfunctioning lead to accident even manufacturer denies any problem, my belief is that car is unsafe to drive. i have read other same problems in this dot site. 3- first 2 times repair shop stated a repair. at the moment car is being repaired already 4 months. many irregularities with service and repairs while at dealers and sub contractors trusted repair shops.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15158 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAC48H45K. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2005 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph. Dealer's name: Prestige Imports . Dealer's telephone number: 305-9471000 . Dealer's city: North Miami Beach . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 33181 .

Audi A6 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 31, 2002
Location:
Hooksett, NH

tl*the contact owns a 2002 audi a6. the contact stated that during the cold weather season the brake booster filled with water and caused the brakes to fail. the abs indicator illuminated. the contact discovered that the master cylinder was rusted and needed to be replaced along with the brake booster. the manufacturer will not reimburse the contact for the repairs because they were not done at an audi dealer. the contact possesses the repair invoices. the current mileage was 56,000, and failure mileage was 54,000.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULD64B82N. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2002 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Amoskeg European Auto Specialist . Dealer's city: Manchester . Dealer's state code: NH. Dealer's zipcode: 03102 .

Audi S4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2007
Location:
Lexington, KY

brake booster check valve fails causing vac hose feeding to booster unit to become totally separated from valve. result is no brake assist. this happened to me in my 2001 audi s4!!!! at highway speed! *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAURD68DX1A. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 15, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi S4 2001 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi S4 2001 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 70 mph. Dealer's name: Private Sale .


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