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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,700 miles

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2005 Audi A4 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152005


  • 400 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4 cabriolet. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle began to shake violently, lost all power and stalled. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and the contact waited 20-25 minutes before the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who could not duplicate the failure. The failure continued and the vehicle back to the dealer 20 times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer in 2007 and the ignition coils were replaced. In January 2009, the ignitions coils were placed again. The contact stated that the dealer also replaced the ignition switch. The glue separated from the convertible top which allowed water to get into the vehicle and ruin the entire electrical system and carpet; the top needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the warranty had expired. The failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was approximately 7,000.

- Sagaponack, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 182010


  • 45,000 miles
2005 Audi cabriolet convertible. The rear window is parting from the roof. The glue is not holding. This is a major safety concern as the window could leave the vehicle at high speeds and crash into other vehicles. Audi refuses to take responsibility. This is the 2nd Audi convertible I've owned (prev 2003) and this was a problem then as well. Something needs to be done before someone gets hurt.

- Manahawkin, NJ, USA

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