Audi Visibility Defroster/defogger System


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Audi 100 1990
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Apr 11, 1996
Location:
Walnut Creek, CA

rear window defogger inoperable, causing poor visibility.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A4 1996
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Brookline, MA

ventillation system design is difficult to use without being distracted while driving.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
East York, PA

heater malfunctions. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 26, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
East York, PA

heater malfunctions. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 26, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
East York, PA

heater malfunctions. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B7XN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 26, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1999 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Audi A6 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 05, 1999
Location:
Newtown, PA

audi could not fix multiple problems. told me to sell it. no safety defect listed within summary. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBA24B9WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A6 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Audi 90 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 25, 2000
Location:
Richmond, VA

when ignition switch does not kick from the start to the run position the starter remains engaged. once in the key is manually moved into the run position if not in the exact position the following systems don't work: head lights, wipers, turn-signals, power windows, rear defrost, side mirrors defrost, air-conditioner / heat system. audi has recalled 24,000 models from '94 - '96 to fix this problem. when i contacted the manufacturer they said i was not part of the recall and that i would have to go to the dealer. the dealer has been very unresponsive to my problems in the past so i thought i would start from the top and go down. thank you for your time. alan toler. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDJ58C0PA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 90 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi 90 1993
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 25, 2000
Location:
Richmond, VA

when ignition switch does not kick from the start to the run position the starter remains engaged. once in the key is manually moved into the run position if not in the exact position the following systems don't work: head lights, wipers, turn-signals, power windows, rear defrost, side mirrors defrost, air-conditioner / heat system. audi has recalled 24,000 models from '94 - '96 to fix this problem. when i contacted the manufacturer they said i was not part of the recall and that i would have to go to the dealer. the dealer has been very unresponsive to my problems in the past so i thought i would start from the top and go down. thank you for your time. alan toler. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDJ58C0PA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi 90 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1999
Location:
Medford, MA

problem: when temperature falls below 38 f, recirculation button never works. being in boston that covers most of the winter. the only way not to breathe the fumes is to turn the ventilation off completely. this then shuts the heat as well. my new commute takes me daily through the calahan tunnel. if outside is 13 f, and i am stuck in traffic in the tunnel for an hour, these are my options: keep the heat running until poisoned by gas fumes (garage analogy), or shut off heat until frostbitten at 13 f. can this be considered a safety violation? attempted resolution: audi of america's response was that a/c has to be turned on for recirculation button to be operational. since a/c does not work below 38 f (they cited some federal regulation) so the recirculation button does not as well. the device works as designed, according to audi. my dealer, tom walton of park porsche audi, told me confidentially that they have customers who did not want to purchase audi a4 until these problems were solved. i filed a report with audio of america twice. there was no follow up either time. meanwhile dealers service department informed me that they inquired about this before and were told that device operates as designed. the same year i rented exactly the same vehicle in germany and noticed that there was a different a/c assembly installed, and that recirculation button worked well in temperatures below 20 f. in u.s., the same a/c assembly became available with the 2000 model year, where this problem is not present. i asked the dealer if i could pay to have that a/c assembly installed but was told that that was not possible. when surfing on the web, i discovered a similar problem reported by another owner with the same vehicle, but only this time the 1997 model year. so it appears that for sure 1997-1999 model year a4's have a faulty a/c assembly. read micheal of la jolla, ca report: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/audi.htm. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUED28D7XA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi A4 2001
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 2003
Location:
Streamwood, IL

location of cup holder on the dash is a defect in design, should of been placed lower on the dash. open sprite can spilled onto the left side of the climate controls, and the controls now stick. either you can push them hard and get them to turn on, but if you do, then they won't release. possible cause for accident as front and rear defogger will not operate. *la

Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDC68D21A. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 29, 2002. 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 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Schaumburg . Dealer's telephone number: 847-843-9900 . Dealer's city: Schaumburg . Dealer's state code: IL. Dealer's zipcode: 60195 .

Audi A6 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2010
Location:
Sunbury, OH

after thirty minutes, ac vent on passenger side starts blowing very hot air. ten minutes later the ac vent on driver's side does the same. a short while later the two center vents blow hot air. the next day is all starts over. audi sent out a technical bulletin tb 2013883/1 doing a mea culpa stating it was their fault. when they manufactured it they got metal shavings from the engine into the ac pump. but they are not willing to fix it. i have an estimate for $1300. *tr

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDT74F85N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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