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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,579 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 #2

Nov 102006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,158 miles

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

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 #1

Jun 212005

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Audi A4. The consumer had an accident on June 21, 2005. The front of his vehicle hit the guardrail and his airbags did not deploy. Audi manufacturer did not seem to be to interested. The speed at time of impact was between 25-30 mph. There was no pre-impact braking. A large truck came into his lane he steered to the right, struck the end of a guardrail with the front of his vehicle went over a 60 foot embankment and then rolled over. There was one occupant and he was wearing his seat belt. The air bag warning light was not on prior to the crash. The insurance company stated that this was a total loss and there are pictures available.

- Lexington, MA, USA

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