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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,000 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.

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2004 Audi S4 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Audi S4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152011


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Audi S4. The contact was driving 25 mph when the steering wheel failed and became stiff and hard to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing who confirmed there was a punctured hose causing the steering to fail. The contact also mentioned on a separate occasion that he heard a squealing noise after the brakes were depressed. The failure caused the brakes to malfunction when they were applied. The dealer stated the brakes needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 112,000 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Nappa, CA, USA

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