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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,146 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Audi A4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Audi A4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 062001


  • miles


Recall 00 V 317 000/ignition switch: Dealer capistrano Volkswagen; capistrano, ca; phone# 949/493-4843 refused to honor recall notice. Asking NHTSA to assist in this matter. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this problem.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 201999


  • miles
Prior to recall, vehicle would not start and the steering wheel locked up, consumer stated that ignition switch was replaced twice and it seems that the problem has resurfaced again, dealer claims to know nothing about the recall.

- Lake Gregory, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142001

(reported on)


  • miles
The vehicles ignition switch is failing intermittently, the key will not return to be disengaged from the starter causing the lights, wipers and turn signals to be inoperative, the consumer is requesting that Audi honor recall 00V-317 and repair the vehicle. Nlm

- Lagrangeville, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition switch failure causing various components within the elctrical system to malfunction.

- Santa Susana, CA, USA

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