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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,433 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.

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2003 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102010

A4 4-cyl

  • 66,500 miles


2003 Audi A4 cabriolet has had numerous issues, failure of door gasket seal which destroyed plc, resulting in horrible sound safety issue, cost over $2K to fix, failure of cv joint which could cause wheel to fly off, failure of rear glass window that could come loose hurting other vehicles or passengers of car; car has less than 70K miles, was bought new and is garaged. Audi America should reimburse owners for these numerous, (and apparently inevitable, judging by what I've read and heard from other owners) problems.

- Richmond, VA, 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

Dec 202002

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,800 miles
When steering wheel is turned to left or right and grinding/groaning noise can be heard. I have taken the car in 4 times and they are unable to fix the problem.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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