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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 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.

2004 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Audi A4:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312006

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


I began to notice a rattle in the right front when going over a bump. It seemed to come from the suspension. At the same time I noticed a slight thump in the steering when stationary and slightly turning the steering wheel to the right. As the rattle was getting worse, I took the car in to get it checked. The problem was that the steering rack had loosened at one end. It was torqued down and lock-tight put on the bolt. I am fearful of what might have happened had the rack failed entirely. I have approximately 27,000 miles on car.

- Augusta, GA, USA

Not what you are looking for?