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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,850 miles

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2008 Audi A4 body / paint problems

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2008 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252010

A4 4-cyl

  • 25,000 miles


I accidentally drove over the rumble strip on the side of the highway. The right rear tire blew and the car flipped over six times and changed direction. Every side air bag inflated excepted for my side, the driver's side air bag. The front air bag did not deploy either. My A4 was completely destroyed except for where I was sitting. When the first responders came they did not expect for me to be alive and the accident was classified as a level 2 trauma. I hit my head on the driver's side window and suffered a major concussion with a hematoma. I also had major facial lacerations, a broken nose, broken ribs, and a severe bone bruise on my knee. Audi sent an inspector to the car after the accident and his conclusion was there was not enough impact on the side of the car even though the car flipped six times at highway speeds to deploy my side air bag. Every other side curtain airbag deployed. The only other passengers in the car were my two labradors. No other adults were in the car. The two labradors each weighed less than 65 pounds and I weigh 135 pounds. Audi has given me a free maintenance package for my next Audi. Thank you for looking into this matter. A dvd of pictures was made of the car along with a report of the condition of the car after the accident.

- Warren, VT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009


  • 6,700 miles
Driving on interstate, light traffic, 65mph, 5pm, good but wet conditions. Sun roof exploded! very very loud. Baseball sized hole in exact middle of sun roof with glass pushed outward (bowl shaped). No impact with rocks or anything else near by. No car in front but a car in next lane. Dealer had not heard of such a problem. Cost was about $800 for replacement which warranty apparently did not cover according to dealer.

- River Falls, WI, USA

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