Audi Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior


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Audi 5000 1985
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1994
Location:
Lancaster, PA

power mirrors failed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUFB0446FN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Audi A8 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Location:
Severn, MD

blind spots, rear visibility: audi's refusal to replace outside mirrors. the passenger's outside mirror an drivers poorly designed and have tremendous blind spots. driving a $70k with mirror assemblies that do not provide safe rear vision monitoring is outrageous and dangerous. poor rear vision results from excessively wide c pillars, rear seat head rests that do not have storage recesses or other provisions for preventing them from obscuring large areas of the rear window. the dealer has and audi have been less than helpful even when i pointed out that a 19991/2 a4 ($30,000) right ouside mirror has almost twice the visual field as my a8. audi's response to me has been terrible, and their suggested actions include my having to purchase and have installed approximately $1000 for right and left outside mirror. the latest a4's rear head rests recess into the top of the rear seats and provide almost no obscuration or rear vision. i requested assistance from audi at purchase time re: rear head rest pointing out my great dane was the only rear seat passenger, and my willingness to sign a release if the head rests were removed and able to be reinstalled easily. audi has totally ignored my request for safety critical replacements for mirrors, and audi has apparently terrorized the dealership because criswell audi is now refusing to even consider any aftermarket part installation on my audi a8 incuding a back up radar transciever that only needs a two wire hook up and senses objects within 12' of the rear bumper when backing up. finally each area of concern about that i have about my car, limits my car's utility esp rear vision concerns, and are severe enough safety concerns i have fewer than 6000 miles in 18 months of ownership. the 99.5 adn year 2000 audi's have address each of my areas of concern in their new vehicles mirror size, field of view, and rear head rests, however, i am still being stone walled re: safety issues that have plagued this car since i purchased it. *

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBG74D3WN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A8 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

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 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 25, 2002
Location:
Decatur, GA

ignition coil failed on highway. car "shook" violently until stopped in parking lot. once car was off the road, the coil housing caught fire. the fire ultimately burned itself out, and the car was towed to the local dealership for repair. the dealership notified audi usa of the defect and recommended vehicle replacement. audi usa elected to repair car under warranty. multiple failures have occurred since (see list). ts

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2860 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E82A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 21, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Jim Ellis Audi . Dealer's city: Norcross . Dealer's state code: GA.

Audi A4 2003
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 15, 2002
Location:
Landing, NJ

2003 audi a4 3.0 quattro. the car has problem with outside mirrors. both mirrors aren't adjust to its position that is set in memory. everytime the car was used by my spouse, i have to manually readjust both mirros instead of automatically adjust by what was programmed in memory. more over, the driver outside mirror just change it position after 1 or 2 days of driving. it is very scary and unsafe i feel everytime when i drive the car with a worry that the mirror isn't in its position that i set.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E13A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 12, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2003 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2003 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Paul Miller Inc . Dealer's telephone number: (973) 575 7750 . Dealer's city: Parsippany . Dealer's state code: NJ.

Audi A4 1998
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 14, 2005
Location:
North Oaks, MN

i own an audi a4, and have observed that the driver side mirror tarnishes severaly. i have personally experienced this safety hazard and have observed many other audi vehicles with similar defective mirrors. respectfully request that this get looked into and a recall notice be issued for replacement mirrors.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBB68D1WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 16, 1997. Vehicle was 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 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: MAN . Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Carll Automotive . Dealer's city: Columbia . Dealer's state code: SC.

Audi A6 2005
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
June 21, 2005
Location:
Eugene, OR

right outside mirror tilts down in reverse gear for parking, but does not go back to normal until up to speed and in 2nd gear; result: no mirror whiel entering traffic.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDG74F55N. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 2005 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 2005 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Sunset Imports . Dealer's city: Beaverton . Dealer's state code: OR.

Audi A4 1999
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 02, 2006
Location:
Rutland, VT

this is not about a particular incident but rather something that has been getting progressively worse. the exterior mirrors have been losing their reflectivity. i was told by someone that it's the silver on the backside of the mirror that is flaking off and that it happens when the temperature changes fairly quickly. i asked my local audi dealership about this and they said it was very uncommon and would be about $75 to replace the mirror. as i drive around and as i walk past other audis and volkswagens i notice that the same thing is happening on their mirrors as happened to both of mine. i asked a mechanic at another shop in rutland about it and he said he sees it all the time. if it's the nature of the reflective material and it's reasonable to have this happen then fine. it seems as though, however, that it's a problem plaguing many of these types of cars and a problem that audi, or at least my local dealership, will not admit is a common failure with these mirrors. *nm

Vehicle was purchased on Jan 31, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Audi A4 1999 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 1999 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Kinney Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 802-775-6900 . Dealer's city: Rutland . Dealer's state code: VT. Dealer's zipcode: 05701 .

Audi A6 1997
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
July 20, 2006
Location:
Newburgh, NY

dt*: the contact stated that the side view mirrors were cloudy. the vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where it was determined that the reflective material in the mirrors was peeling. there were no repairs made. the manufacturer was also notified. updated 9/5/2006 - the dealer refused to replaced the mirror free of charge. *nm

Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUGC84A9VN. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A6 1997 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A6 1997 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Mohegan Lake Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 914-528-8076 . Dealer's city: Mohegan Lake . Dealer's state code: NY.

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2002
Location:
Port Orchard, WA

the driver's side mirror has auto dimming feature that has failed to work consistently since the vehicle was purchased new. thi same mirror also adjusts itself without the operator touching the adjusment switch. the dealers could never duplicate these problems and the vehicle is now out of warranty.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAULT68E52A. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 30, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi A4 2002 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Audi A4 2002 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Exterior Transmission Type: MAN . Dealer's name: Universirty Audi .

Audi A4 2002
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
July 01, 2002
Location:
Elm Grove, WI

the side view mirrors intermittently, since the vehicle was new, adjust themselves outward making operation a danger. never able to duplicate at dealer, now out of warranty and still a problem. was told they would continue to pay to evaluate, and now they say they will only pay if they find something. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUEJ84A1PN. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Dealer's name: International Auto . Dealer's city: West Allis . Dealer's state code: WI.

Audi A4 2009
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Mar 01, 2009
Location:
San Diego, CA

tl*the contact owns a 2009 audi a4. the contact stated that the steering wheel shakes when making turns and while the vehicle is stopped. in addition, the exterior side mirrors are designed with aluminum interior, which projects a glare. the only object that is visible is the dashboard. he took the vehicle to three dealers and they concluded that the steering failure was caused by the control arm clip and the steering lower arm control. replacing the parts would not guarantee that the failure would be corrected. the manufacturer stated that there was no issue with the vehicle, but offered to pay the contact $748 per month until the failure was corrected. the manufacturer refuses to put the agreement in writing. the failure mileage was 1,200 and current mileage was 2,400.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUSF78K49A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Audi Q5 2013
Volkswagen Of America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2013
Location:
Fayetteville, NC

notchiness, friction while rotating steering wheel within few degrees from 12'o clock position either side. problem persisted despite the software update. another issue was whistling sound from side mirror. at times particularly while driving at high speed, it get so pronounced as if a "fly" is buzzing next to the drivers ear. i complained to dealership and audi on 09/14/2013. since then i'm driving loaner. dealership tried to return car on 09/17/13, none of the issues were fixed. i returned car to dealership again. i complained again to audi of usa. now, i am told that side mirrors are replaced and fixed. however, notchiness/friction in steering wheel still persist. there is nothing audi can do to fix this. dealership is insisting me to accept my car. however, i am reluctant to accept due to concern of potential safety issue. please advise. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WA1DGAFPXDA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Audi Q5 2013 Drive type:AWD.


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