Audi Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm


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Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 17, 1999
Location:
Bakersfiel, CA

prior to recall the vehicle spun out of control in emergency braking, causing accident and major damage to the vehicle (99v-300). yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):0RUUC28N9Y1. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 1999
Location:
Northborough, MA

when getting in and out of vehicle or going over bumps front end makes a loud noise. contacted dealer , and they replaced the lower control arm. however, problem has reoccurred. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D0TA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 15, 2000
Location:
Pine Island, MN

i was told by the dealer that the control arms are failing because audi didn't provide for lubrication points.. they had no explanation for the loss of the engine mount bolts, and could not respond when i said i had never owned a car that had lost it's engine mount bolts.. obviously this has also got to be a problem caused by poor design and engine vibration.. these bolts should be safety wired to prevent this problem. i think audi should cover the costs of replacement of the control arm and engine mount, but the differential problem could be due to wear, although again i don't have this problem on my jeep or other vehicles. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D1VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1996. 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: 55 mph.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2000
Location:
Larchmont, NY

in 1998, while still under warranty audi was advised of a problem which began with a noise in the car. this was eventually diagnosed as defective control arms and the lower control arms were replaced in 2/2000 at no cost to myself as audi admitted that there was a "defect" in that model year. 2 weeks ago, i discoverd that the lower controls arms have a problem with the bolt that holds them together. i again reported this to audi of america and was again told that they had many problems with this model and to take it to the nearest dealer. i was instructed audi and my mechanic that the i could lose the steering at any point. upon inspection by audi they determined that the care is not safe to drive and that these upper control arms must be replaced. after discussing this with them, they have been extremely uncooperative and rude and have agreed to pay half of the parts, but i must pay all of the labor at their premium prices. since the car is too dangerous to drive i do not have the option to take it to a reasonably priced auto shop. audi has known about this problem for two yeas, as i was told by an audi mechanic that they had considered a recall. audi is putting their customers in great danger and will do nothing until someone is killed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D5TA. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1997. 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: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 20, 2001
Location:
Clifton Park, NY

left and right lower control arms (2 on each side for a total of 4) were severly worn, and have been for quite some time prior to my having the defect inspected. with the car on lift, the ball joint could be pulled out of it's socket with little effort. had i hit a bump at a high rate of speed, this could easily cause loss of control. i am contacting audi as well, but haven't as of this writing. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D4VA. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2000. 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: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Baltimore, MD

lower control arm has worn out and needs to be replaced at 40,000 miles. dealer cannot determine cause of premature failure.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED68D5WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Woodbridge, CT

consumer is having problems with front suspension, and there is a loud noise coming from the lower control arm. cause unknown. dealer notified.*ak *mj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D1WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 05, 2004
Location:
Waynesboro, PA

1998 audi a4 fwd / 101,000 miles / broken drivers side front lower control arm / front suspension component (lower front control arm) snapped at bushing as i was parking. car was rendered limp and could not be towed due to probable fender damage that would be caused by dragging limp wheel. had this component broken at higher speeds a catastrophic accident would have been unavoidable.

0 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB68D2WA. Vehicle was purchased on June 12, 2003. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 5 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 10, 2004
Location:
Manassas, VA

lower left control arm bolts broke free from subframe, damaging both front axles, bending subframe and flattening the front left tire. i was fortunate to get the vehicle from the travel lane without causing an accident. this is not a wear and tear part and should not have failed.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B5WN. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 08, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1998 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph. Dealer's name: Mclean Auto Imports . Dealer's telephone number: 703-760-4003 . Dealer's city: Mclean . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 22102 .

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2004
Location:
Chicago, IL

control arm failure on passenger front right with damage to cv boot. *ak

Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA34B4XN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 20, 2004
Location:
New Fairfield, CT

my 1998 audi a4 tqm has 85k miles onit. i just had all the lower control arms replaced for a second time (first tiem done under recall) becaus eit was creaking and growning. both tie rodsends and one upper control arm were found to have failed as well. audi advises these are "wear items" even though the lower control arms wer eoriginally replaced under recall, and have only 45000 miles on them! *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. 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 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Valenti Motors . Dealer's city: Watertown . Dealer's state code: CT.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2004
Location:
Barre, VT

while turning left at 25 mph, the vehicle vibrated and the driver heard a loud noise coming from the rear. suddenly the passenger lower control arm broke. the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull over. the vehicle was towed home. the consumer will get in contact with the dealer in the near future. please provide further details. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED68DW80. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Quality Pontiac/buick/gmc Corp . Dealer's telephone number: 324-633-9300 . Dealer's city: West Cocoa . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32926 .

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 08, 2004
Location:
San Jose, CA

while driving at 10 mph or less vehicle made a cracking/popping noise. vehicle was taken to a repair shop. mechanic informed the consumer that the lower control arm needed to be replaced. dealer was not notified.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53153 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAC68D81A. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2001 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Audi Tt 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 07, 2004
Location:
Darien, CT

the lower control arm failed. consumer was in reverse and heard a pop. the lower control arm snapped. the wheel turned in. consumer spokenwith audi america. however, they will not do anything to help. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUC28N1Y1. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi Quattro 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 07, 2004
Location:
Apple Valley, MN

my wife and i purchased a new 1997 audi a4 quattro. within the first couple of years we received a recall notice that the lower front control arms might need to be replaced. the dealer examined the car and determined the replacement was necessary. now, last week i received another recall notice from audi about the same problem; prematurely worn out front lower control arms. i called the audi dealer and inquired about bringing the car in to be looked at. the person i talked to on the phone told me that since they had no record of a 60,000 mile checkup, that audi would not pay the cost of repairs, if necessary. he told me the cost to repair these lower control arms is around $1,100 parts and labor. he also indicated that almost all audi a4 owners of my model year had had this repair done at least once. the car now has 80,000 miles on it and is otherwise in good shape. it seems to me that if audi is having such a serious problem with the lower control arms on their a4's that they need to issue two factory recalls for the same problem within about six years time, the problem is serious enough that they should be required to pay for the repairs, and not the customer who bought the car with this sort of serious manufacturing/design defect. please add my name to what i am sure is a growing list of unsatisfied audi a4 customers who are looking for satisfaction from audi for this problem which could lead to loss of directional control.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D6VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 31, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi QUATTRO 1997 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi QUATTRO 1997 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Maplewood Imports . Dealer's telephone number: 651-483-2681 . Dealer's city: Maplewood . Dealer's state code: MN. Dealer's zipcode: 55109 .

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 28, 2004
Location:
West Dover, VT

every 30,000 miles to 40,000 miles the lower control arms failed. when this occurred, the front end made a clanking noise, and the front wheels loosened. consumer contacted the dealer and the manufacturer, and was offered 50% of total repair cost by the manufacturer. *ak

Mileage was 30000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1997 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: MAN .

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

i received a recall notice for the lower control arms on my 1998 audi a4. i contacted the dealer to schedule the service. they are going to inspect my control arms. if they need to be replaced i must pay for the replacement because i can prove that i had an audi technician look at the control arms at the regularly scheduled intervals. this seems very unsafe seeing how it affects the steering of the car. it also seems unusual an inspection of the control arms would prevent a failure of the control arms.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 09, 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 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Pass & Weisz . Dealer's city: Burlington . Dealer's state code: MA.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2005
Location:
Rochester, MN

both of the vehicle's front lower control arms failed. *nm the consumer previously owned a 1882 audi 4000 and a 1985 audi 4000s quattro. *sc *jb

Mileage was 23991 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D6VA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Park Place . Dealer's telephone number: 507 282 9468 . Dealer's city: Rochester . Dealer's state code: MN. Dealer's zipcode: 55901 .

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 01, 2004
Location:
Washington, DC

install plastic cover on driver's side support on cross member and apply felt to left cross member end. check front suspension lower control arms. *bf the consumer requested reimbursement. there was an electrical short that disabled the vehicle and required extensive repairs for smoke and parts/wiring replacement. the electrical short on the driver's side behind the dash resulted in smoke and a strong burning plastic smell. recall# 04v133000. *sc the consumer had to pay to have the rubber boot and upper control arms replaced even though there was a recall for the control arms. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULH24BXYN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Downtown Fine Cars . Dealer's telephone number: 416 961 6820 . Dealer's city: Toronto . Dealer's state code: CD.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 2005
Location:
Cary, NC

the vehicle developed a severe vibration in the front end. the upper, lower suspension arms and the tie rod ends were replaced. there was a severe oil leakage observed coming from the engine during acceleration. oil was found in the spark plug cavities and the spark plug wires protective sleeve was brittle due to high engine temperature. *ak *sc *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 109000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDD28D3WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph. Dealer's name: Leuth Audi . Dealer's city: Cary . Dealer's state code: NC. Dealer's zipcode: 27511 .


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