Audi Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm


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Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 08, 1999
Location:
Weston, MA

right front upper control arm broke. it may cause wheel to fall and result in a crash. there is a national back order on parts, and dealer was aware of the problem, and said tha t a new design of the control arm is on the way. but mamufacturer does not admit to the problem. please provide further information and vin#. *ak

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

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 22, 2001
Location:
Arlington, VA

front passenger control arm has been replaced and failed four times during the life of the vehicle.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D9TA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1996. 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 A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 02, 2002
Location:
Emmaus, PA

right front wheel assembly on right side of car separatedfrom car. the upper control arm broke causing the assembly to fall off the car. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7XN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2099. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
La Quinta, CA

when vehicle reached 30,000 miles control arms dried out and created an annoying sound. a black rubber compound was added to eleviate the problem; however, the problem still exists. *ak

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B2WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
La Quinta, CA

when vehicle reached 30,000 miles control arms dried out and created an annoying sound. a black rubber compound was added, but the noise continued.*ak

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEA88D1TA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
May 10, 2004
Location:
Woodbury, NY

suspension:front:control arm:upper arm is making noise when car is rolling. the dealer had to replace it since i heard on your web site that this could lead to the fall of front wheels. the car is less than five years and this should not happen.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 74600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA24B6XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 04, 1999. 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 Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph. Dealer's name: Audi Of Huntington . Dealer's telephone number: (866) 349-7333 . Dealer's city: Huntington . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 11746 .

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 Upper Arm Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Valenti Motors . Dealer's city: Watertown . Dealer's state code: CT.

Audi Allroad Quattro 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 24, 2004
Location:
York, PA

tie rod and front control arm: upper arm were defective. this was discovered during a safety inspection. recall concerning tie rod failure was issued. *ak

Mileage was 170023 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B9XN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi ALLROAD QUATTRO 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi ALLROAD QUATTRO 1999 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A4 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 08, 2004
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

control arm failure, front passenger side. resulted in loss of steering control and veering into a curb, damaging the vehicle ($2000+), insurance would not cover the failed part (esurance). it was extremely fortunate that i was going only 35 mph, that no one was standing or driving where i hit that curb.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 103000 miles. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 05, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1997 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph. Dealer's name: ? .

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 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mike Pruitt . Dealer's city: Akron . Dealer's state code: OH. Dealer's zipcode: 44310 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 16, 2004
Location:
Provo, UT

i received a recall on my 1998 audi a-4 for a problem with both front suspension lower control arms. when i took it in the dealer said these were okay, but the upper front suspension control arms were bad, and also the steering tie-rods.*ak when i called audi that it was the upper not the lower control arms that were bad they said they wouldn't do anything because the recall was for the lower. i took it to an independent repair technitian to confirm, which he did. he also said it was dangerous to drive the car with the tie rods in such bad condition. repair costs are about $500. because the upper and lower control arms are both part of the same unit and the car does not have high mileage (59,000 miles) i do not feel it is right for me to have bear this cost.

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1998. 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 Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ken Garff . Dealer's city: Orem . Dealer's state code: UT.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2004
Location:
Baltimore, MD

the consumers audi a6 quattro has problems with both upper control arms being loose. both front outer cv split open and leaked and front prop shaft leaked.*bf the left front tie rod was loose. *jb

Mileage was 9863 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: Len Stoler . Dealer's city: Owings Mills . Dealer's state code: MD.

Audi A6 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Oct 28, 2004
Location:
Oakton, VA

dt: the abs light goes on and off. it stays on most of the time. also, had suspension problems. the lower control arm was recalled ,and the upper control arm was having same problem. the control arms wore out prematurely. when upper control arms failed vehicle had 70000 miles on it. vehicle lost control due to the upper control arm failure, and it was a safety concern. *ak

Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULH64B21N. 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 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Fairfax Honda . Dealer's city: Fairfax . Dealer's state code: VA.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 2005
Location:
Ithaca, NY

the consumer requested for recall repair reimbursement for work performed on the 1998 audi a4 lower control arms. *mr all 4 upper control arms and one bolt on the right side was replaced. *sc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUCB28D9WA. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2002. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dealer's name: Shade Tree Auto . Dealer's telephone number: 607 277 5959 . Dealer's city: Ithaca . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 14850 .

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 30, 2005
Location:
Los Angelos, CA

dt: the contact owns a 1998 audi. the contact noticed noise in front suspension, play steering, looseness in steering, tire wear, and recall on lower control arm. during that recall realized also needed to replace the upper control arms. took it to mechanic, where he was told that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced. suggested that it was all related .he told consumer that a recall was on the tie rod end. audi claimed this vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. there was no recall on the upper control arms they referred him to the dealership for service. the dealership told consumer that because the vehicle was out of warranty audi would not do the repairs. no crashes. no police report. no crashes. no injuries. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7WN. 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 Upper Arm Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Unknown .

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Nov 03, 2007
Location:
Greensboro, NC

tie rods, ball joints, and upper control arms all failed, resulting in damage to axle causing failure of vehicle in traffic and requiring axle replacement (in addition to replacement of upper control arms, ball joints, and tie rods). dealer says none of damage or repairs covered by any recall. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDA34B1XN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Flow Audi . Dealer's city: Greensboro . Dealer's state code: NC.


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