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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2005 Audi S4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Audi S4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 142008


  • 37,000 miles


Failure of the driver's side airbag during a front end collision while the passenger side airbag deployed-no one was occupying the passenger seat. The point of impact was center between the two headlights.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 112007

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,000 miles
In August 2006 while driving my 2005 Audi S4 convertible on a busy street in bloomington, Indiana at 45-50 mph, my car died without warning...I.e. no power steering, brakes. I was able to navigate it off-road and then towed to royal Audi in bloomington, in. They kept the car over a month thinking maybe I needed a new engine. However, eventually they said it was a fuse which was replaced and the car drove fine. However, driving cross-country in January 2007 while on I40 in West Oklahoma, trying to pass an enormous truck, I found I had no brakes and rear-ended another similar large truck, totaling my car. Despite a severe accident no airbags deployed either on the drivers or passenger's side.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

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