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7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,758 miles

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2004 Audi A4 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 092006

A4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,050 miles

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

Bubbles in pirelli P6 all season tires after 6000 miles of use, normal driving.

- Harrington Park, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 012004

A4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact stated all four original tires had blow outs between 3/1/04 and 12/1/05. After each blow out, the tires were replaced at the contact's expense. The first blow out occurred when the contact hit a pot hole at approximately 60 mph. The second blowout occurred immediately after the contact hit a bump in the road at 40 mph. The third occurred when hitting a pot hole at an undetermined speed. The last blow out happened when hitting a pot hole at 40 mph. In two of the incidents the wheel was also damaged. Every tire appeared to have sidewall damage. The tires were regularly serviced. The vehicle manufacturer indicated there was no warranty for road hazards. Updated 02/07/06.

- Golden Bridge, NY, USA

problem #5

Apr 112005

A4

  • miles
Am the owner of a 2004 Audi A-4 equipped with pirelli P-6 P235/45 R-17 tires. These tires are original equipment and the vehicle. At approximately 12000 miles the rear driver's side tire developed a large sidewall bubble. This tire was immediately replaced. Now a week later and approximately 300 more miles, the same problem has developed at the driver"S side front tire.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 312004

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

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

I am the owner of a 2004 Audi A-4 equipped with pirelli P-6 P235/45 R-17 tires. These tires are original equipment and the vehicle was purchesed from bell Audi of rahway, NJ. At approximately 3000 miles the rear right tire developed a large sidewall bubble. This tire was immediately relpaced with the full size spare (same type, model and rim). Calls to the dealership, Audi, usa and pirelli were met with limited information and assistance at best. In substance, I was told there was nothing they could / would do about this problem. Now a approximately 6000 miles (3000 on the replacement), the same problem has developed at the right rear tire. Calls once again are apparently falling upon deaf ears. Undoubtably we have a safty issue here (as indicated by several other complaints lodged by other owners of P-6 tires) which is being ingnore by the tire manufacturer as well as Audi, usa and its dealers. In view of the lack of response, and more importantly the safety issue, I'll be forced to replace all of these obviously defective tires on my vehicle at my own expense. I'm requesting that the NHTSA make further inquiries into this matter. I will also be very willing to provide my defective tires to the NHTSA, or any other independent Agency, for testing, etc. Furthermore, if the NHTSA, other governmental agencies, complaintants, owners, dealers, consumer groups, are interested in pursuing legal recourse please contact me as I am more than willing to assist in entering into a class action suit against pirelli, Audi, etc. I am egerly awaiting your response. Thank you.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 292004

A4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Pirelli tire P235/45R17 dot xbcuc23640. Tires are experiencing sidewall bubbles.

- Hot Springs, VA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 222004

A4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,754 miles
2004 Audi A4 with pirelli 94V M+S tires with 3754 miles delivered to us on April 15, 2004 had one tire that ripped apart at the sidewall. Luckily no damage or injury. Clearly the tires are defective. Are there reports concerning these tires? I wish to submit an complaint as the tires are dangerous and liable to cause injuries or death.

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 162004

A4

  • miles
Not sure if this is the correct site to report this, but new Audi 4A with pirelli P6 4 season 235/45/17 94V tires and 4000 miles experienced front driver and passenger side wall failures with no apparent reason. Web review indicates that there are multiple reports of this same situation in new cars without apparent precipitating event such as curb or pot holes. Bubbles only but this suggests to me a possible manufacturing defect in this batch of tires.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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