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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,852 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 212011

A4 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

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

My vehicle is a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet with a 1.8T engine. Windshield wipers stop working. While driving on the pa turnpike in the rain my windshield wipers stopped in the middle of the windshield and would not move. I was lucky it wasn't at night because I was unable to see the lanes in the road or other cars in front of me. I pulled over and waited for the rain to stop. When I contacted the Audi dealership to ask what they thought it could be I was told that it was most likely caused by the windshield wiper transmission becoming corroded with rust and being unable to move. The service technician said this was a common problem with these cars and they had just finished repairing one this week (southhills Audi, pittsburgh pa) I made an appointment at the dealership to have my vehicle inspected and 2 weeks later after the inspection was told that the wipers have definitely stopped working because of the amount of rust on the windshield wiper transmission. I was quoted 600 dollars to fix and left to drive home since they didn't have the parts.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #4

May 092007

A4

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet. While stopped the contact turned on the windshield wipers and the wipers failed, partially obstructing her vision. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the windshield wiper motor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the wiper motor was replaced. The failure has since recurred twice. After each failure the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop to be repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 76,834.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 202010

A4

  • 74,500 miles
2004 Audi A4 3.0 reporting "left dipped headlight" with left headlight flickering on and off. With no known way to fix this problem, per Audi dealership, what happens when the right headlight also goes bad? not only dangerous to the driver, but on-coming traffic! only a matter of time before someone gets killed related to Audi headlight issue! something needs to be done & immediately. ~there were no events leading up to it's failure & this problem occurs continuously...

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 202010

A4

  • 85,760 miles
While driving on rte 495 in littleton, MA in the passing lane, we were caught in a thunder storm with heavy rain. I turned on the windshield wipers that initially ran slowly but then stopped completely in the up position. Had to pull it median as visibility was very limited.

- Littleton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 132008

A4

  • 54,000 miles
2004 Audi A4 quattro wipers started to run slowly. Sometimes would stop in the middle of the windshield. Ran slowly for a couple of weeks. Finally, drivers side wiper disengaged from linkage and actually cracked my windshield. Took it to shop for repair, and was told that the "wiper transmission" was broken and needed to be repaired. When calling for parts, shop found out that this part is in "high demand" due to an apparent design defect. Read more about others with similar problems online. This will end up costing me close to $1000 to replace that bad wiper assembly and my windshield. How could this not be a recalled item?

- Wexford, PA, USA

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