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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,749 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.

2009 Audi A4 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 232016


  • 96,546 miles


My car has a leaking high pressure fuel leak from the high pressure hose right at the top of the engine block at the rear of the engine. The steel line connects directly to the filter and is leaking from the stainless steal line. The power steering metal hose lines are incorrect from the factory and do not supply enough pressure in the line to keep the steering wheel from a very harsh low speed shudder when turning. The lower control arm bushings fail at very low mileage. None of these issues have been acknowledged on this year car. This model Audi is an absolute lemon having multiple issues and extreme repairs and huge costs when trying to fix them. I have the paper work for these fixes and what it takes to repair them correctly. I have already had this car repaired from Audi for the piston ring oil failure which they had to replace per the lawsuit they were hit with and still denied any wrong doing. Please force this company to right these issues they ignored in the face of profits instead of doing right by the consumer.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202012


  • 35,000 miles
Since the moment I purchased this vehicle in 2012, I've had nothing but constant issues. This vehicle has stopped in the middle of the street on the freeway (surprised I was not hurt because of this). I've had engine lights on, check oil level lights on, alternator going bad, esp lights on, bearings replacement. You name it, its happened. I took my Audi in for an appraisal and turns out the transmission is going bad, had warranty and Audi services did not mention any issues with my transmission, wasn't until my warranty had expired when I found this out. This vehicle should be recalled.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 052015


  • 103,700 miles
The high-pressure fuel pump failed, which caused the vehicle to buck suddenly and stall while driving in traffic.

- Loudonville, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014


  • 39,000 miles
Two faulty mis fires caused car to misfire and run rough and jolt. Car was towed to the closest Audi dealership for repairs. Subsequently, within the next 9 months, the care again exhibited close to the same symptoms and the car was again towed to the closest Audi dealership. This time, the intake manifold was cracked and was replaced. With a service bulletin out on this vehicle on these exact issues, I was still charged a $250 deductible per incident ($500 total) on my extended warranty to replace both the injectors and the intake manifold. According to the service bulletin, I should not have been charged.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 262014


  • 34,500 miles
Recently done oil change with synthetic oil (Audi recommended) which should last for 10,000 miles before another oil change is needed. Unfortunately after a month and half of driving oil levels are showing half of the oil gone. Engine is making noise and lot of CO2 being clogged up. Running heavy causes to use lot of fuel. Feels as if engine may get too hot after eating up excess amount of oil.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

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