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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,067 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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2005 Audi A4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 172016


  • miles


I have a 2005.5 Audi A4 2.0T quattro which has encountered a failure of the ABS/esp electrical module. The result is failure of the esp system and the ABS system. This is the result of a faulty electrical module which many forums describe as a frequent occurrence and as a result a redesign by the manufacturer. The Audi part is ~$1900. Based on the experience of many owners and the safety implications I would expect the manufacturer to cover the costs of correcting the defect.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

A4 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Can't star and epc light on.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 112012

A4 4-cyl

  • 51,200 miles
I purchased the vehicle on 02/11/2012 and that very evening when I had the opportunity to use the lights, my right light began to flicker and then failed completely. This really unnerved me as I was in an area with no street lights. And didn't really know what was happening. I instinctively turned the lights off and then on again, and this made them come back on. Unfortunately, this happened numerous times that night. I feel this is a blatant safety issue especially as I had family members in my car and their well being was compromised. I have researched this problem via the internet and it appears to be rampant on Audi's and the dealerships don't either know what to do or don't want to do it as for the expense of the parts.I spoke with no less than 8 Audi dealerships around the pa northeast and no one could positively say what would be the problem. I am having the bulb replaced at my cost because I bought the car used and have no warranty. Now I know why I was able to purchase it at a good cost. Last owner was probably crazy over this. By all accounts, even replacing the bulb might not work. There are no less than 4 tsb's out on this problem. Why Audi gets away with this is a travesty and this should be remedied as soon as possible before someone gets killed.

- Scranton, PA, USA

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