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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Audi A4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 242005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


'01 A4 2.8: (1) digital display is blurry and cannot fully understand everything the computer is displaying, (2) internal oil seals have become defective causing a foul burnt-oil smell within and outside the vehicle, (3) transmission downshifts very hard and rough, (4) very poor design by the engineers to place a cupholder directly over the stereo and heater instrumentation which have caused my buttons to stick. Have taken the vehicle to various dealerships and shops and technicians have stated that the seals are obviously a design flaw and so is the display panel with has some software or lcd problems associated with it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003


  • miles
While driving in traffic vehicle would jerk and lose power, causing the vehicle to stall. Driver contacted the dealership.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #1

May 142001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving transmission downshifted and jerked forward. Dealer is inspecting vehicle.

- New City, NY, USA

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