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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,833 miles

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2005 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

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

Oct 102006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
My Audi since new has drifted to the right, regardless of the road conditions. Mc kenna Audi has attempted to align the car several times. Mr. Ford (Audi rep) authorized mc kenna to change the camber on the vehicle to it can drive straight. This caused my tire to wear out at an alarming rate. This quick fix was apparently to keep me from going back. I changed the tires and had the car re aligned to manufactures specifications. The car dangerously drifts to the right if I don't counter steer to the left. Mc kenna Audi stated they can no longer do anything for the vehicle. The vehicle is still under warranty and they will not fix it. I paid $250 for the alignment and it was money lost. Mc kenna will not refund or fix the warrantied car anymore. They advised me to contact Audi of America for further assistance. Audi has not responded.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Steering vibration in car at speeds between 50-65 mph on an intermittent basis. Dealer has tried to correct by road force balancing wheels and tires, but has not been able to remedy since vehicle new, despite several attempts.

- Westminster, MD, USA

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