Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,278 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new car, best solution, unless u want to pay 7.5k for trans (2 reports)
2003 Audi A4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082010

A4 1.8L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,555 miles


My problem started with stupidly paying $55K for a rolling piece of sh*t car!!! Lets see... the window fell out of the convertible top, they're excuse... it is Florida. The motor blew at 65k miles, sludging issues... how convenient I just ran out of warranty, Transmission control module issues at 80K miles, no biggie unless you dont mind transmission Alzheimers! Cup holders regularly break, glove box hinges broken, convertible top compartment hinge..broke... main dash display...going out as I speak, convertible motor on its way out... bottom line... car cost $55k.. repairs to date plus anticipated upcoming expenses $35K. My advice.. buy ANYTHING but an Audi. I could have bought 5 Kia's for the money I spent and probably had way less headache

- , Howey In The Hills, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052008

A4 FWD 1.8L

  • CVT transmission
  • 70,000 miles

This car has a design flaw. Audi does not make these transmissions anymore. Good luck finding one or pay 7.5k for a new one. I looked through 4 states, no used and rebuild transmissions. It's been over a month and I'm ready to scrap the car. I saying this to save you a lot of money down the road.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

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