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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,960 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 262016


  • miles


Audi is taking too long to come up with a fix for the 2005 Audi A4's that have been recalled due to unsafe passenger-side airbags. Example: Waukf68E75A522472 has been recalled but the listing on NHTSA says that no remedy is available. This is unsafe and unfair to customers.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 082016


  • 111,000 miles
"takata recall" received letter warning of serious injury or death, and to avoid use of front passenger seat until recall is performed. Audiusa, and specifically Audi san diego has informed me to continue use of the car because "as to date no issues have occured with Audi." (GM san diego Audi). This is my husband's and my only vehicle; he drives me to work daily and with bad back front seat is only option. Is Audi waiting for first death in order to offer remedies such as Honda, BMW, Mazda, etc. Refused by both dealership and audiusa to offer rental car during recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 242012


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver's side of the his vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The driver and passenger suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop, but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 152009


  • miles
2005 Audi A4 quattro was serviced at dealership in nashville tn for a recall of coil packs. Afterward the air bag warning light appeared. The car was serviced for the air bag and a switch under the seat was replaced at my expense. Two weeks later the air bag light re-appeared. The dealer states that a new sensor is necessary. A search on the internet revealed that many Audi owners are experiencing problems with the air bag sensor. This is a defective safety part and should be recalled by Audi.

- Cunningham , TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 152009


  • 50,800 miles
The air bag warning light activated approx. Mid January, 2009. There were no events leading to this failure. Since the light originally turned on, it has been continually on, indicating a problem with the vehicles airbag. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, where technicians described this problem as a normal occurrence in the 2005 Audi A4's. he stated that this has occurred so frequently that he knew the problem before hooking the vehicle up to diagnostic equipment. This was also confirmed with the service department assistant manager.

- Reading, PA, USA

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