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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,291 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.

2005 Audi A4 engine problems

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 232015


  • 118,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4. While driving at 35 mph, "low oil pressure, turn engine off and pull over" was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the oil pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,000. Updated 04/06/16

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #4

Jul 302015


  • 133,000 miles
Driving down the road and my car starts smoking and catchs on fire

- Wheatland, OK, USA

problem #3

Aug 292014


  • 130,000 miles
Stopped on a hill at a stop light, went to go and car lunged forward and died. Had to immediately apply brakes, car started again. Has happened multiple times. We are second owner, have only had the car for a year and found that the transmission control module for this vehicle was already replaced at 49,000 miles - under warranty to other owner. Now, at 130K miles we are being told it has to be replaced again. It is a danger to drive as they said the transmission could fail or even the gears could slip causing danger to the passengers. This particular model of Audi transmission, known as "multitronic" or "cvt" has numerous complaints and failures. We paid 12K for this car used and have a major malfunction within a year.

- Lake Tapps, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012014


  • 106,453 miles
Shifting from second to third gear and the gas pedal went down to the floor and engine redlined rpms. I had to manually pull the pedal from the floor where the engine and pedal functioned as normal afterwards. I checked the floor mat and it was secure and away from impeding the pedal.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013

A4 4-cyl

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

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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