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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,820 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

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2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 202010

A4 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


2004 Audi A4, quattro, 3.0L V6. Premature failure of powersteering rack seals causing ps fluid to leak out, and render the car impossible to steer, until fluid is added or rack is replaced. Research indicates that all Audi power steering racks fail within 6 years. Dealer never bothered to check ps fluid levels during regular required maintenance periods. As usual Audi Corp."vehicle is out of warranty" gov.'t agencies need to put Audi on notice for sub standard parts with premature failure, that can cause a serious accident.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202009


  • 74,640 miles
The steering rack has a hole in it and is leaking into the boot. The problem just started. I noticed a sound and stiffness in the steering wheel which goes away after the car is mobile for about 3 minutes.

- Richmond Heights, OH, USA

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