Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1997 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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1997 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062004


  • miles


Tie rod end failure.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 312002

(reported on)


  • 64,000 miles
Vehicle is experiencing the same defect with the tie rods as stated in recall number 99 V 248 000, but vehicle is not included, cause recall is on the later year vehicle.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 152000

A4 4WD

  • miles
Stalling at low speeds and idled. Has been in the shop since early may, with no successful repair. Vehicle stalling in traffic is a safety hazard. Audi America contacted, dealer working on car for 30 days. Car stalls and it takes up to 6 cranks of up to 30 seconds each to restart.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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