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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,360 miles

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2003 Audi A4 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Sep 072005

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles


While proceeding through a busy intersection my car died. It was later determined that the fuel pump had failed in my car which was only 2 years old and had approximately 55,000 miles.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

Mar 272006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Our 2003 A4 has failed twice in the last year due to fuel pump failure. The situation is very dangerous because the car stops in the middle of the road. I learned about the recall on fuel pumps and contacted Audi usa as outlined in NHTSA web site. I was told there was no recall and they could not help me. The dealership also did not know about the recall. When I showed it to them they said they did not have the new pumps and my only option was to place an "in stock" potentially defective pump in my car until the new pumps arrive. I told them I did not want the old pump because my family had been lucky to escape injury in the first two failures. I was told there was no other option. In sum, Audi has intentionally placed my family at risk by installing a possibly defective part in our car.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #5

Feb 142004

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,374 miles
Inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall this is the 2nd fuel pump installed on this car. See ODI # 10150440.

- Lincoln University, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 112004

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,827 miles


Inoperative fuel pump and, ultimately, stoppage of fuel supply to the engine causing it to stall.

- Lincoln University, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 082005


  • miles
2003 Audi A4 quattro 3.0 - while driving the car just stopped running as if out of gas. It was towed to the dealership and the located that the fuel pump had failed. This car has been fully serviced by the dealer and has 33K miles. The dealer indicated that they have started to see these show up.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 232005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,517 miles
2003 Audi A4 quattro 3.0L, 38,517 miles. Fully maintained by Audi dealer w/ documentation. Engine shut off during normal drive in heavy city traffic. Almost led to an accident at an intersection. Audi diagnosed as failed fuel pump which they replaced. Service manager noted that 3 other new model Audi's within same week had fuel pump failure. Highly concerning to him and us.

- Forest Hill, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 182004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,104 miles
While driving vehicle stopped in the middle of a dark road. It was towed, and dealer discovered that fuel pump was defective. Manufacturer stated there were no recalls. However, mechanic claimed these vehicles were prone for fuel pump failure.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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