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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,995 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.

2002 Audi A4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092002

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,960 miles


Ignition coil failure while driving resulting in a shaky vehicle, loss of power and a red hot glowing catalytic converter. Audi is refusing to replace defective coils until each one fails. Audi even refuses to replace the defective coils at the customers expense.

- Wanaque, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 182002

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,030 miles
My 2002 Audi A4 1.8T had a coil pack failure on 12/18/02. The failure caused the car to sputter lose speed and become unpredictable. It occured at a speed of 30 mph forcing me to take evasive driving action. Upon further research, I found out that this failure is occuring on a very large scale with dozens and dozens of 1.8T engines (both VW and Audi) having this problem. VW/Audi has not issued a recall for these parts and is only replacing the failed part. There are coil packs in each 1.8T. VW/Audi is not acting on this problem leaving thousands of 1.8T owners with defective parts in their cars. When a coil pack fails it is a very dangerous situation.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

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