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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,002 miles

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2001 Audi S4 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Oct 152007

S4

  • 75,000 miles

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

Information display on instrument cluster is failing; pixels no longer operate rendering the display useless. Display is used to inform the driver of vital safety information but with failed display the important safety information cannot be read!

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #28

Dec 102008

S4

  • 119,760 miles
Information display on instrument cluster is failing; pixels no longer operate rendering the display useless. Display is used to inform the driver of vital safety information but with failed display the important safety information cannot be read!

- Hauppauge, NY, USA

problem #27

Jan 142009

S4

  • 118,000 miles
I own a 2001 Audi S4. The center display on the gauge cluster is failing due to missing pixels. The center display normally displays critical safety information regarding failing engine and body components. It is always missing pixels, and is never clear enough to read properly. Recently, I developed an oil leak and the center display wasn't clear enough to see the low oil warning light. As a result I was stranded in sub-zero temperatures without transportation. I am currently repairing the engine far beyond what would have been necessary, had the center display been working correctly. I have not yet repaired the display, because the dealer is asking $1000 for replacement. I know it a common problem with this car, and due to the age, is reaching a very high percentage of failure. I don't think that failing safety equipment should be a routine maintenance item for anyone, especially when it is a high dollar item.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #26

Jul 052008

S4

  • 95,000 miles

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

1. purchased a 2001 S4 2. the auto check system in the instrument cluster does not work especially when warm. Critical safety information is no longer displayed. 3. was quoted obscene amounts by Audi dealers to replace entire instrument cluster.

- Ephrata, PA, USA

problem #25

Nov 092007

S4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi S4. When the vehicle was started, the contact was unable to see the entire instrument panel display. While driving 40 mph, the instrument panel eventually appeared in full view. The failure later recurred. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The current mileage was 83,000 and failure mileage was 78,000.

- Chanhassen, MN, USA

problem #24

Jun 282007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Cluster led lighting failure.. pixels are either dimmed or not working correctly leaving difficulty to see the speed of vehicle.

- Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

problem #23

Nov 122007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

The B5 (2000-2002) Audi S4, lcds on gauge cluster which display valuable safety information, is faulty on every S4 I've ever seen. Everyone on every forum I frequent, they all have the same problem. This is a problem and needs to be recalled.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #22

Apr 282005

S4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi S4. The contact stated that the lcd screen on the instrumental panel (driver information display) continues to vanish, preventing him from reading the information on the display. The current mileage was 110,000 and failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 03/13/08.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #21

Jan 012005

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
My "driver information display" hasn't worked since I bought the car in 2005. It's a 2001 Audi S4. The display in the instrument cluster displays important vehicle information vital to the drivers safety and vehicle maintenance.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #20

Oct 242007

S4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi S4. The contact stated that the pixels on the instrumental panel failed, which prevents him from reading the auto check system. The current and failure mileages were 7,200.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 012006

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Audi S4. The lights for the center led screen failed. The screen was used to display warning indicators, independently of the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the center cluster needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 49,000. *updated 12/27/07 updated 12/12/07

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #18

Jul 012006

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles
My 2001 Audi S4 developed problems with its gauge cluster, and the problems have grown progressively worse, causing a serious safety issue with operation of the vehicle. The information display is a very important part of the car which directly affects the operation of the vehicle and the safety of daily driving. Vehicle warnings are displayed on the cluster which is now unreadable. It was the intent of Audi for this part to serve the purpose of providing the driver with needed safety information.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #17

Apr 102004

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Center of the dash gauge cluster failure. Lines of information (pixels) disappear little by little until the gauge readout is unreadable.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 242007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 110,000 miles
Missing pixels in the center dash cluster display. The display seems to be degrading over time. Over time I will no longer be able to see useful information on the display.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #15

Sep 192007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 118,000 miles
The instrument cluster on my 2001 Audi S4 no longer functions properly, which means I cannot read vital safety information.

- Rensselaer, NY, USA

problem #14

May 012007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,800 miles
Information cluster display on dashboard has a row of defective pixels that do not illuminate.

- Leonardtown, MD, USA

problem #13

Jun 152006

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My center display is un-readable. The lcd pixels are almost non-existent. Cannot read any of the checks the engine goes through, almost cannot see the need-gas light. It gotten progressively worse over the last 2 years.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #12

May 232007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Center display does not work - dead pixels.

- Morton Grove, IL, USA

problem #11

Sep 152007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Cluster display failure.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #10

Jul 152004

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Instrument cluster failure on a 2000 B5 S4 and a 2001 B5 S4 avant. The pixels in the center of the dash quit working properly. It gets worse in hot or cold weather. This has happened on both S4 Audi that I have owned.

- Slc, UT, USA

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