Audi Suspension Rear Shock Absorber


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Audi A4 2004
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2004
Location:
Nevada City, CA

i have a brand new 2004 audi a4avantquattro 1.8. on july 1, with 2389 miles on the car, i had a blowout of my right rear tire, which is a goodyear m&s r235/17 low profile high performance tire. i never had a sensation of hitting anything on the road, but had only seconds to get from the fast lane of i-5 in downtown sacramento, ca across 5 lanes of freeway traffic and around a caltrans maintenence crew on the shoulder, to safety. by the time i did, the tire tread had completely separated on both sides of the wheel 360 degrees. six days later, while having the tire replaced at a local tire store, the check engine light came on in the car. i took it to the dealer at my next opportunity, with now 2750 miles on the car. i was told that the filler hose to the gas tank was punctured, requiring the replacement of the entire gas tank, as it is all one peice, that the wires connecting the fuel system to the central computer were damaged and had to be replaced, that a hole in the sheath around the shock absorber on that wheel had been punctured, requiring possible replacement of the entire shock, and that the entire wheel liner on that wheel was gone and had to be replaced. the estimated cost for this is somewhere between $1600-2000. neither audi, nor the dealership, thus far has taken any responsibility for the design flaws that created the possibility for such damage from a flat tire. i frequently drive alone, and we live in a high fire danger area. i was driving around with a leaky gas tank for 5 days before the "check engine" light even went on, not to mention the fact that a faulty shock absorber could have caused my all wheel drive to fail. i feel that this car is unsafe for me to drive.*ak

Mileage was 2389 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 25, 2004. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A4 2004 Drive type:AWD. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2004 Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 75 mph. Dealer's name: Neillo Audi . Dealer's city: Sacramento . Dealer's state code: CA.

Audi Rs6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 01, 2006
Location:
Vestal, NY

failure of the suspension system of the 2003 audi rs6, february 2006, the repair took 3 monthsed and the car was still not back to normal. audi claims this problem with leakage from the drc system was rare, but in factwas becoming quite common. *ak

Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WUAPV64B23N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi RS6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi RS6 2003 Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Langan Audi East . Dealer's telephone number: 5187835003 . Dealer's city: Latham . Dealer's state code: NY. Dealer's zipcode: 12110 .

Audi Rs6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Jan 29, 2008
Location:
Gurnee, IL

my 2003 audi rs6 has a drc issue, which involves my shock absorbers leaking fluid and is creating a bouncing effect that is getting worse and worse. the vehicle has an uneasy and unsafe feel at low and high speeds, almost like the car is on ice skates and meandering all over the road. after reading many forums, it can be concluded that 77% or more of the 2003 rs6 owners have and are experiencing drc failures that are resulting in huge repair costs ( for vehicles out of warranty). i called the audi exchange in highland park illinois, and the cost to repair these inherent leaking systems is $2200 per axle. *tr

Mileage was 20800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WUAPV64B23N. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 07, 2008. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi RS6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi RS6 2003 Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 5 mph. Dealer's name: The Autobarn Vw Of Mt. Prospect . Dealer's telephone number: 8885009000 . Dealer's city: Mt Prospect . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60056 .

Audi Rs6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2007
Location:
Auburn, CA

dynamic ride control (drc) is the suspension used on high-end audi sports cars (usually the r designation of the audi series: rs4, rs6, r8) it is very important to note that the r series is a lower volume production (there are less than 1,200 rs6's in the us) however the unpredictable and dangerous handling of the car coupled with volume and frequency of drc failures is unacceptable. many owners have had their suspensions replaced 2-6 times during the warranty period. my suspension components have been replaced 2.5 times. it is also important to note that most essential components in the suspension have to be replaced and will cost well over $12,000. 1. events leading up to the failure: occurs during normal driving conditions 2. failure and its consequences: extremely unpredictable and dangerous handling of the car over uneven terrain (man hole covers, small cracks will send the car drifting into other lanes) 3. what was done to correct the failure: components have been replaced by the dealership under warranty (now 2.5 times). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WUAPV64B43N. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 14, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi RS6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi RS6 2003 Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Audi Rs6 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2006
Location:
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

the drc fails. originally the car felt slippery on occasions. not always. dealer never found anything. once the warranty expired then they said the shocks were leaking and the drc is out in the front and the rest of them will go bad too. cost is at least $2,900 and could go up to over $6,000 if they fix everything, including labor. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WUAPV54B33N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 03, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Audi RS6 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi RS6 2003 Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Mckenna Audi . Dealer's city: Norwalk . Dealer's state code: AE. Dealer's zipcode: 90650 .


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