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9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125 miles

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2009 Audi A4 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2009 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 072011

A4

  • miles

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

"an accident waiting to happen." The outside rearview mirrors block the driver view to the extent that an entire car is many times completely hidden from the drivers' view. They are placed poorly and maybe are too large. Maybe if they were lower, or smaller or the drivers seat higher. I am a female of average height and have had a few close calls. I now must rise myself up to see over or around the mirror which is difficult when driving.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Dec 152010

A4

  • 0 miles
The windshield wiper blades on my car are horrible. They're very flimsy and thin. They don't do a good job of cleaning up the windshield in rain, and if there is any snow or ice.. they get stuck on the bumps and miss the glass. The wiper blades are "stored" in a pit under the windshield to protect them from the snow and ice... except the pit just fills with the ice and snow and covers them.. so they are beyond useless now. The defogger on high blast makes the windshield a little better.. but it cant warm the blades.. so they will still keep getting iced up and just scraping across the windshield not doing anything.

- Dekalb, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 152009

A4

  • 0 miles
Oem wipers provided by Audi on 2008.5 A4 model year onwards fill with water/slush and freeze solid in the winter rendering them useless and creating significant driving hazard. Audi has no replacement and is non-responsive. Further, there are no third-party replacement winter-style blades because it is a proprietary blade-arm connector.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022010

A4

  • 500 miles
The wiper blades on 2009+ model year Audi A4 have a channel on the top surface that collects liquid/icy slush and in freezing conditions that liquid freezes making the blade rigid and incapable of clearing the glass resulting in zero visibility. Further, Audi is using a proprietary wiper blade mount which means that there are no third party options to install a traditional 'winter' type blade not subject to freezing. I have made multiple requests to Audi reporting this problem and hoping for some solution since November 2008 but they seem to have no interest in addressing this issue. It makes driving in winter conditions extremely hazardous.

- Lexington, MA, USA

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