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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,683 miles

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2005 Audi A4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,158 miles


Audi A4 cabriolet. On May 2006 the air bag warning light was on and brought to the dealer for repair. On September 2006 the air bag light and the brake warning light were on and brought to the dealer for repair. On November 10 I had an accident due to a brake failure driving at 15 mph exiting the highway. Manufacturer rejects a failure of brakes testing the car static at body shop. At crash, the driver airbag did not deployed, there was no passenger but the passenger air bag deployed. Roll over protector ejected even with no intention to roll. 2- failures and repeated malfunctioning lead to accident even manufacturer denies any problem, my belief is that car is unsafe to drive. I have read other same problems in this dot site. 3- first 2 times repair shop stated a repair. At the moment car is being repaired already 4 months. Many irregularities with service and repairs while at dealers and sub contractors trusted repair shops.

- Aventura, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 242006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,891 miles
: the contact stated the airbag light illuminated four times. Took vehicle to dealer each time, but dealer was unable to solve the problem. The dealership cleaned the sensor on the driver's side seat, repaired the airbag, replaced the driver side airbag, and performed wiring repairs. The repairs were minor and only lasted for a brief period.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052005

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Contact states: Bought a new 2005 Audi, A4 and it has been in the shop 3 times for the same problem. The air bag sensor light stays on, and air bag mechanism will have to replaced. This is an Audi A4, 2005.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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