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:
32,500 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 #2

Dec 152004

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


After only 65000 miles on my 1998 Audi A4 I have been forced to replace major ABS components because of numerous failures. The ABS system works intermittently, and there is no indication of when it will fail. A brake light will come on, then go off, indicating there is trouble, but at times the light will be off and it is not until you begin to brake that you realize the ABS is non-functional. Audi has been very slow to repair the problem, requiring a 2 week wait just to diagnose the issue. Then requiring $2300 to make a 6 year old car safe to drive.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Feb 212002

(reported on)

A4 4WD

  • miles
Vechicle has a severe decrease in breaking power in wet conditions, especially in colder weather. It takes up to 5 seconds for the vechicle to start to slow down in these conditions.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

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