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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Audi A4 accessories - interior problems

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


1. heated seat burned through the leather burning the back of my leg when on the lowest setting(1/6). 2. the cruise control works about 1% of the time and will engage unexpectedly if not turned off.

- Fort Johnson, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 292006

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I turned my heated seat on in my Audi A4. I felt it getting really hot in one spot and smelled something burning. I got out and looked at my seat to find a hole burnt in the seat. I contacted Audi they told me to bring to the nearest service center. They told me that because my car is not under warranty there is nothing they can do about it.

- Superior, WI, USA

problem #2

Dec 272005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Heated seat overheats. Melts leather.

- Fort Johnson, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 072001

A4 4WD

  • miles
Heating element failed, melting the seating surface and burning the driver.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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