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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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1998 Audi A4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 172004


  • 114,000 miles


Side impact at 30 mph front side air bags did not deploy. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Cedar Hills, UT, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001


  • miles
While traveling at highway speed of 60-65 mph driver's side air bag deployed for no reason. Vehicle taken to dealer, and informed that striker underneath the vehicle showed signs that vehicle ran over something. Consumer insisted that vehicle did not hit anything. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Putnam Valley, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 041999

A4 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After running over a pothole at 30mph passenger's side door airbag deployed. Dealer said this was normal.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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