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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,005 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.

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2001 Audi A4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 272003

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


Intermitent complete brake failure. Has happened 3 times the week of 6/27/03. Dealer can not replicate problem and is making me take car out of service area. The dealer admits they would not drive the car with this problem and I don't know what to do next.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 072003

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15 miles
Especially during highway driving the braking system does not initially apply any meaningful stopping power when driving in wet conditions. This results in a 1-2 second delay in actual slowing when applying brakes in the wet.

- Amawalk, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 212001


  • miles
Rear brakes make whining/grinding sound only when in reverse. Dealer has tried deglazing and power washing brake discs and routers to no avail.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

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