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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,833 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.

2008 Audi A4 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302011


  • 20,000 miles


I purchased the A4 used with only 19K miles on it. I noticed that after driving 1,000 miles, 1 quart of oil was gone. I filled it back up and drove another 1,000 miles. The same thing. I have a family relative who owns a VW passat with the same engine and her car burned oil too. Audi says that this is a common problem and that it's something the owner will have to get used to. This is not normal, something is wrong with the engines. There are so many forums and sites dedicated to the VW/Audi 2.0T engines consuming oil.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #2

Dec 012007


  • miles
Purchased 2008 Audi A4 new from dealership in October 2007. Two months after purchase, notice oil consumption problem at 1qt every 1,000 miles. Dealership says this is normal but my mechanic said it is not. With the help of a pro-bono attorney, contacted Audi and demanded repair at 12,000 miles. Audi replaced rings and car was fine for 24,000 miles. At 36,000 miles, low oil light came on - 1 qt low again. Had oil changed by my mechanic and two days later a new problem - low oil pressure light comes on. Had car towed to dealership and they found nothing wrong with car (no codes, drives fine). I demand through Audi an oil pressure test. Test came back normal. They told me to drive the car and that there is nothing wrong with it. The low oil pressure light is still coming on every 20 minutes of driving. The car goes back in the shop again this week. Car is obviously defective and I am concerned about major engine damage.

- Middletown, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 202008


  • 500 miles
Since we leased our 08 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T we have had issues with the car seeming to loose power and jerk usually when driving between 60 and 70mph. We have complained to the dealer and they have replaced or repaired the following under warranty: Two diverter valves (first at 500 miles and the second at 1200 miles) the car would shake violently when cold as if running on 2cyl, removed an air filter pre-screen (at 5000 miles scheduled service), replaced the turbo charger and battery power cable (8500 miles). Un-fortunately the vehicle continues with the problem at 13,880 miles. Additionally, the vehicle consumes oil and now only gives us 15-17mpg in the city, which we have been told are both normal by maplewood Audi. I can say that if we had know about the vehicles oil consumption, poor fuel mileage (especially for a 4cyl engine) and the engine jerk we would have never leased this vehicle.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

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