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9.4

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,248 miles

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2002 Audi A4 accessories - interior problems

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2002 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 042004

A4

  • 885 miles

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

Numberous of failures; windshield washer system, driver's seat motor burned out 3 times, all replaced. The first day the consumer went to pick up the vehicle from the lot, the battery was dead, however 2 months later the battery was dead again, and 2 months after that the battery died again. The consumer was told a smaller battery was inadvertently installed in the vehicle. The head light assembly, radio and speakers were replaced.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 312003

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The driver's seat position is controlled by motors, controlled by 3 controls on the side of the seat. The motors move at random, both while the car is in motion and while it's parked (no key, no person in vehicle). The first occurrences involved the seat back moving back and forth. This was an inconvenience. The dealer was unable to duplicate the intermittent problem and chose not to do anything to resolve it. The problem has increased in severity and now the seat itself moves back while the vehicle is in motion. I am 5' tall - it doesn't take much movement for my feet to come off the pedals. I am concerned that this will happen while I am driving and will cause an accident, and believe this is a major safety issue. I am also concerned that the dealer will not resolve the problem if they cannot duplicate it, leaving me at risk. The problem is intermittent and persistent - there is no single date on which it occurs/occurred. The lumbar support also appears to be moving, which means all three motors/controls are moving on their own.

- Alexandria, VA, 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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