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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,287 miles

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2002 Audi A4 accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012002


  • miles


The side view mirrors intermittently, since the vehicle was new, adjust themselves outward making operation a danger. Never able to duplicate at dealer, now out of warranty and still a problem. Was told they would continue to pay to evaluate, and now they say they will only pay if they find something.

- Elm Grove, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 152002

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
The driver's side mirror has auto dimming feature that has failed to work consistently since the vehicle was purchased new. Thi same mirror also adjusts itself without the operator touching the adjusment switch. The dealers could never duplicate these problems and the vehicle is now out of warranty.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252002

A4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,860 miles
Ignition coil failed on highway. Car "shook" violently until stopped in parking lot. Once car was off the road, the coil housing caught fire. The fire ultimately burned itself out, and the car was towed to the local dealership for repair. The dealership notified Audi usa of the defect and recommended vehicle replacement. Audi usa elected to repair car under warranty. Multiple failures have occurred since (see list).

- Decatur, GA, USA

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