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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Audi A4 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 242008

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles


The coil pack on the vehicle was damaged (shaking upon acceleration). After researching the internet, I found that 2001, 2002 and beginning of 2003 Audi A4S has been recalled for this part. When I called Audi America, they said my VIN number was not included in this recall. The dealership replaced the coil pack at a cost of over $500.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 242006

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Audi A4 2003, the clutch failed at 30,000 miles, but Audi refused to fix the problem until it was completely undrivable. I had to pay out of pocket because it was categorized as wear and tear, thus not covered by Audi's least. The electrical system and the fuel pump also failed and needed to be replaced. The jack broke while changing a flat tire and I was told that this had happened to other Audi owners, but still had to pay the damage to the plastic siding out of pocket.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,000 miles
Windshield wiper transmission seizing while in use with no warning. Wiper motor and transmission replaced at 83000 miles. Vehicle is three years old.

- Burnt Hills, NY, USA

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