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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,767 miles

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2003 Audi A4 lights problems

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 292009

A4 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Headlight driver side fogged up there is a recall same car and year but different head lights bad vision can cause a accident.

- Rutherford, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008


  • 71,000 miles
I have had numerous problems with my A4. First, my headlight shorted out and cost over $600 because it fried all the electrical wires and I had to get a new headlamp setting and wires. Even after replacing the computer has a lightbulb signal light that it is not sending the correct ampage. The power steering leaks continuously and makes noises also. The check engine light has came on and the motor is running very bumpy like almost like it is mis-firing or something. And last but not least, the transmission is not running correctly. When I put it into reverse it stalls and will not go. I put it in to neutral, then reverse again and it slowly catches sometimes. Now the check engine light is flashing and I have had my car sitting for a few days after all this suddenly appeared. I am saving money to try to get this fixed. I am afraid that the engine will stall or I wont be able to turn due to the steering and crash so it is inoperable at this time.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 222005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,300 miles
I have a Audi A4 2003. Today for the fifth time in the last 17K miles, the auto leveling sensors for the xenon headlamps failed. The xenon head lights no longer "auto level" and in certain terrains the car will blind oncoming traffic. The Audi dealer has replaced numerous parts, but has yet to date to really fix the problem. This is definitely a saftey issue, since it causes my car to blind oncoming traffic, and also causes too much reflection of signs to the driver in my car during night driving.

- Walpole, MA, USA

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