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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,650 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.

1998 Audi A4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 272004

A4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


I have 1998 Audi A4 2.8 quatro. ABS and break lights is on. Word on the VW/Audi tech circle is that the Bosch 5.3 module is malfunctioning at a higher than normal rate. Please make a recall on this part.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 102004

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,600 miles
Anti lock braking system failure, goes into non-antilock mode. The failure is constant, it fails everytime the car is started.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 162004

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles
ABS controller is defective, cost $1000 to replace, and I have been told by independent Audi mehcanic and said there are a lot of the controllers going out on my year car which is a 1998.5.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072003

A4 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The ABS system does not work. The ABS mil would come on at random and stay on. Now it is on all the time the ignition is turned on.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

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