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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,546 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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2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 272007

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Accelerator stuck full open while it was pushed to the floorboard when accelerating onto a freeway. Had to stand on the brakes with one foot and stomp repeatedly on the accelerator with the other until the accelerator released.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #3

May 232005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,686 miles
While commuting to work, the accelerator pedal on my 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet stuck to the floor. At the time, I was driving approximately 35-40 mph. The pedal suddenly moved away from my foot, stuck to the floor, and my car started to rapidly increase in speed. Not knowing exactly what was going on, I hit the brakes, to no avail. The engine was screaming as the rpms raced into the 7000S. I tried to jiggle the gas pedal free with my foot, but it was stuck and would not budge. The brakes, which I pressed on again with all my strength, would not overpower the engine. I threw the manaul transmission into "park" but that did not stop the car either. I finally turned the ignition off and the car came to a grinding halt in the middle of the street. The car was towed to the closet Audi dealership, hoehn Audi. They had the car for two weeks but told me since they were not able to recreate the problem and did not detect any malfunctions in the car's computer, there was nothing wrong with my car nor was there anything they could do for me. In fact, they tried to tell me that the accelerator may have gotten stuck under the floor mat. I told them that was not possible and that I was looking at the accelerator as I was trying to get it unstuck and there was no floor mat in the way. I also filed a complaint with Audi's customer care advocates. My complaint was denied because the dealership did not find anything wrong with my car. I then took my car to the Audi dealership where I leased the vehicle, miramar Audi, for a second opinion. They, too, told me that they were not able to detect anything wrong with my car and that there was nothing more they could do for me. They told me that they believed Audi corporate was involved but would not provide with the name of anyone at Audi corporate with whom I could discuss the issue further. They also stated that they had three other Audi in their service dept for the same problem.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #2

May 192005

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
2004 Audi A4 accelerated full throttle with pedal stuck to floor on 5/20/05. Car would not decelerate and braking helped avert accident. Vehicle was towed to dealer and testing found nothing.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 262004

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles
While driving on the highway at 50 mph, the vehicle proceed to lauch forward at a high rate of speed, the RPM's were in the red, vehichle had to be put in neutral and engine turned off immediately to avoid damage. Vehicle was restarted, when we hit third gear, vehicle again lauched forward, pedal was practicaly glued to the floor, trying to pry pedal up with foot was no use, again put in neutral and pulled over car and turned off engine. When we started the car for the third time, we sat with it in neutral and engine began to raise. Car was being towed to dealer. We have not heard any outcome, but we are very scared to ever drive the vehicle again.

- N. Beach Haven, NJ, USA

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