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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

May 152005

A4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles
Normal driving conditions, no modifications to vehicle, at 80K miles the anti lock brake module fails and the ABS no longer works. The brakes are prone to locking up. The replacement part for the vehicle when out of warranty is $1200. I have been driving it as little as possible until I can save for the repair. Additionally, the cruise control stopped working out of the blue at 55K miles. This module has not been replaced either due to cost.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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