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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,018 miles

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1998 Audi A4 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 302009

A4

  • 152,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Control arm on my 1998 Audi A4 fractured when pulling out of a parking lot, causing complete loss of steering control. Audi technical service bulletin NHTSA # 10016418, #11242004 component description: 22. suspension:front:control arm:lower arm bulletin number: 11242004 bulletin date: Nov 2004 vehicle: 1,998 Audi A4 summary: Service action je campaign-check/replace front suspension lower control arms. Audi has found that in rare cases, one or both front suspension lower control arms on affected vehicles can exhibit wear, even though the damage to the rubber bo ( NHTSA item number - 10016418 ).

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 102008

A4

  • 115,110 miles
Rear coil springs failed at 114000 miles- cracked in half, fronts probably next. Vehicle's life has been in the northeast subject to heavy use of road salt; seems spring composition similar to the brake rotors and coil springs on Ford products that prompted a similar recall. An issue like this isn't expected from Audi, and is disappointing.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 222002

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles
I have a 1998.5 Audi A4 quattro V6 with the sports package. Many have complained about control arms failing and there has even been news of Audi/VW having a recall for them in europe, but not the U.S. many have complained about wheels falling off due to bad control arms and mine have been replaced due to noise and torn worn out control arms. They failed at 77,000 miles and had to have all of them replaced (about $900 w/labor). My VIN# is waued28D8wa35854. My current control arms are starting to make noise again and I really feel unsafe after hearing about wheels falling off due to bad control arms.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Oct 301999

A4

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The left lower control arm has been replaced. This is a very common occurance among A4 owners. Audi has refused to replace the right lower control arm after it had begun showing similar problems. Audiworld.com lists well over 50 people who have had control arms replaced. I felt you should be notified.

- Plainsboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 301999

(reported on)

A4

  • miles
This recall was issued in Sept., 1999. Still no parts available at my dealer. I hope you are in contact with Audi and plan to cite them for slow compliance.

- La, CA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 131999

A4 4WD

  • miles
This part isn't dangerous at failure but is very noisy and seem to fail at anytime after 15,000 miles. Once repaired they may or may not fail again. Its about $1000 to fix them if not under warantee. I believe owners should have an extended warantee on this item.

- Southbury, CT, USA

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