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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,384 miles

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2003 Audi A4 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232009


  • 46,769 miles


In March 2009, I heard some loud noises from the area over the fuel tank. I took it to my mechanic and they could not identify as it was intermittent. They finally determined that it was the fuel filter and it would need replaced but not urgently. A couple of days later, the car stalled and would not restart. Luckily it stalled as I turned into the grocery store parking lot. I had it towed and it was determined that the fuel pump had failed. My mechanic was surprised as it was unusual that it would fail as the car had on 47K miles. The pump and filter were replaced. I was not made aware that there was a recall and it appears that my particular vehicle was not part of the recall, but I am suspicious as I recently read about the recall through the NHTSA through my progressive insurance. I also did not take the vehicle to the dealer to replace as there was no recall for my vehicle regarding the fuel pump.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 132004

A4 4WD

  • miles
I was driving my 2003 Audi A4 (3.0 ) on a highway at 60 mph. Time - 11:30 pm on sat.,March 13. There was a sudden power failure: Engine shut down and the headlights and power seering went out. I managed to get the car off the road and onto the shoulder. The car was towed to the dealer - palisades Audi in rockland county, NY. According to the service dept at palisades Audi, the cause of this disasterous failure was a defective fuel pump. I feel lucky to be alive after what had happened with my car on the night of 3/13/04.

- Thiells, NY, USA

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