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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,833 miles

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2009 Audi A4 miscellaneous problems

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2009 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 202012

A4

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #5

Jun 272016

A4

  • 79,000 miles
We bought two 2009 Audi A4's for our children. Last month one went to the the dealer because the engine failed and needed to be rebuilt because of oil consumption issue, while there the dealer informed us that the water pump was failing and needed to be replace. I questioned the dealer and called an independent Audi mechanic, both said the same thing, we were lucky it lasted this long Audi has known from the beginning that this water pump is flawed and should have been recalled. Now fast-forward to yesterday, my daughter took hers in for an oil change and the mechanic, a different independent Audi mechanic, said car was fine except water pump was failing!!!! he said its a known problem and Audi is fully aware of it, its a $1200 repair not including the suggested timing belt change. Two cars, same exact model and engine, this cannot be a coincidence. Please help!!!

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 042013

A4

  • 35,000 miles
Purchased around Jan 2013 with apx. 30,000 mi. Noticed right away the add oil indicator coming on. After adding a quart of oil a couple of times between oil changes and even taking into the dealership for them to add oil, I questioned the oil consumption of the car knowing that no car uses that much oil between oil changes. The dealership assured me there were no issues at first. After having the dealership do my oil changes and the add oil indicator continuing to come on, I finally stated to dealership there is a problem and it needed to be looked into. After the dealership testing the oil consumption of the car two times, they found there was a problem and repaired it. Have had no problems since. Records of repair on file.

- Little Rock , AR, USA

problem #3

Jul 072015

A4

  • 84,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The timing chain tensioner failed causing the Audi interference engine to become out of sync resulting in the engine becoming totaled. This has become a common occurrence and is widely reported on 2009 and newer models. Below is an article with their assessment of the situation. The car had been taken in 2X for misfires and was diagnosed as an issue with the spark plugs, it is now clear that this was the timing chain being out of alignment and missed. Upon the engine light coming on the car was left parked until the day before the service appointment when it was to be dropped off at the service location, at that time, upon starting the vehicle the timing chain tensioner failed and caused the engine to fire out of alignment damaging the engine. When speaking to a member of the Audi dealership it was shared that another vehicle is in for the same issue and that they are seeing this occur more and more in their vehicles. This failure is also reminiscent of the 2007 class action law suit which prompted Audi to move from a timing belt to the for the same outcome occurring. redlinespeedworx.com/2-0T-tsi-timing-chain-failure/ if Audi had placed out updated parts, I would like to know why there was no recall to replace the part or anything mentioned by the manufacture indicating the release of updated hardware to address a "potential issue"

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 082015

A4

  • 84,000 miles
The timing chain tensioner failed causing the Audi interference engine to become out of sync resulting in the engine becoming totaled. This has become a common occurrence and is widely reported on 2009 and newer models. Below is an article with their assessment of the situation. The car had been taken in 2X for misfires and was diagnosed as an issue with the spark plugs, it is now clear that this was the timing chain being out of alignment and missed. Upon the engine light coming on the car was left parked until the day before the service appt when it was to be dropped off at the service location, at that time, upon starting the vehicle the timing chain tensioner failed and caused the engine to fire out of alignment damaging the engine. When speaking to a member of the Audi dealership it was shared that another vehicle is in for the same issue and that they are seeing this occur more and more in their vehicles. This failure is also reminiscent of the 2007 class action law suit which prompted Audi to move from a timing belt to the for the same outcome occurring. redlinespeedworx.com/2-0T-tsi-timing-chain-failure/ if Audi had placed out updated parts, I would like to know why there was no recall to replace the part or anything mentioned by the manufacture indicating the release of updated hardware to address a "potential issue"

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

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problem #1

Dec 242012

A4

  • miles
Right mirror turn signal light failed

- Washington, DC, USA

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