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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,369 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.

2001 Audi A4 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182008

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,369 miles


Purchased an 2001 audio (used) at D & S auto and within a week there was screeching noise coming from the engine, engine light came on. Brought it back to D & S auto. D & S auto had it looked at and they said the list of problems were none found, only that they fixed the engine light. Couple days later the engine light came back on and also the rear back tire was making a strange noise. D & S auto made an appointment for the 2001 auto to go to another dealer to be looked at. Also, purchased the best full warranty on the vehicle. The dealer printed out a list of problems which are listed above he said that are problems and the cost was going to be around $3,000 and that the warranty does not cover any of the repairs.

- Orrington, ME, USA

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