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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,118 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.

2002 Audi S4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Audi S4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 292003

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,361 miles


Brakes continued to pulsate after last attempt to correct the problem. The dealer found that the rear rotors were out of spec and replaced them with part number 8D0-615-601-D.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #4

Dec 102003

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,359 miles
Pulsation felt when braking. Dealer road tested and reported that the pulsation was felt, they inspected and replaced front rotors with part number 8D0-615-301-M. after picking up the car, the condition still existed.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #3

Sep 172003

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 24,353 miles
Brakes pulsate when stopping. Dealer road tested vehicle to confirm condition. Dealer reported that front and rear brake rotors had excess radial axial run-out. Replaced front rotors under warranty with part number 8D0-615-301-M. replaced rear rotors with part number 8D0-615-601-D.

- Overland Park, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 092003

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,817 miles
Brakes pulsate/vibrate when applied. Dealer service technician found that both front rotors have excessive run-out. Replaced both front rotors with part no. 8D0-615-301-K.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 262002

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,701 miles
Car shimmies at highway speeds under braking. Auto gallery, 21301 ventura blvd., woodland hills, ca 91364 machined the front rotors under warranty as a temporary repair so I could drive home to overland park, ks and have rotors installed. They indicated that they go through so many for S4S, A6S, and A8S (same brakes) that they cannot keep enough in stock.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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