Audi Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint


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Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2004
Location:
Vero Beach, FL

while having the front tires replaced, the mechanic informed the consumer that both upper ball joints were cracked. please provide any further information. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUAA24BXWN. Vehicle was purchased on June 30, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Continental Motorcars . Dealer's city: Melbourne . Dealer's state code: FL. Dealer's zipcode: 32901 .

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 22, 2002
Location:
Omaha, NE

i have a 1998.5 audi a4 quattro v6 with the sports package. many have complained about control arms failing and there has even been news of audi/vw having a recall for them in europe, but not the u.s. many have complained about wheels falling off due to bad control arms and mine have been replaced due to noise and torn worn out control arms. they failed at 77,000 miles and had to have all of them replaced (about $900 w/labor). my vin# is waued28d8wa35854. my current control arms are starting to make noise again and i really feel unsafe after hearing about wheels falling off due to bad control arms. *ak

0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D8WA. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 20, 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 Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2004
Location:
New Hartford, NY

while driving at any speed, the consumer heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. suddenly the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. the consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. the mechanic informed the consumer that the upper ball joints needed to be replaced. please provide further details. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B9WN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A6 1998 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2004
Location:
New Hartford, NY

the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine inspection. the mechanic informed the consumer that the upper ball joints needed to be replaced due to worn out parts. please provide further details. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 2000
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 22, 2004
Location:
Menlo Park, CA

premature failure of both tie rod ends and all upper control arms in front suspension, resulting in loose steering, difficulty in maintaining lane position, and vibration in steering while driving and braking. all tie rod ends and front suspension upper control arms (4) required replacement; if left not replaced, potential for catastrophic loss of steering and/or suspension collapse if any one of the 6 affected ball joints fail. further failure of front right wheel bearing as a result of suspension play, and excessive asymmetrical wear on front tires. audi recalled all 1999 models for the identical tie rod end rubber seal failure (nhtsa campaign 99v248000), and essentially the same seal design is used on the control arms. audi only changed the tie rod design in 2003 rs6, meaning potentially all 2000-2004 a6 (and other models potentially) are affected. in addition audi increased wheel size and weight substantially on newly introduced v8 a6 in 2000, but did not uprate the suspension; the 2003 rs6 change (also a v8) is further evidence of an excess loading problem. old parts expected to be available.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUZL54B4YN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 03, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi A6 2000 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2000 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 24, 2005
Location:
Pittsfield, MA

while driving 10 mph driver's side lower control arm failed. as a result, the ball joints seperated.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1996 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

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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