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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,252 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Audi TT Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 152007


  • 30,000 miles


The instrument cluster on my 2002 Audi Tt roadster began to fail in August 2007. By the end of the summer, not one number on the panel could be was in complete failure. Because of the failure I cannot drive my car at all because I would have no idea of how much gas I had nor would I know at what rate of speed I was traveling. There was a class action lawsuit on this issue which was settled this year and I received notification of it in April 2008...which, at the time of receipt placed my car outside of the six year limitation period...even though the car is a 2002 and the panel failed last year. I am being told that my car will not be repaired by Audi of America unless I pay the $1,300 charge to have it fixed. This is an Audi problem and they are trying to turn it into my problem. This is a very expensive car which is never driven in the snow and is a "garage queen". I can't drive it and now, I can't even sell it...who would want to buy it" it is unsafe to drive and I would not take it onto the highway without the instrument cluster working. I cannot afford to have it repaired, therefore, I have an expensive little car sitting in my garage which cannot even be used. What should I do" updated 06/10/08

- Westbrook, CT, USA

problem #8

Mar 032003

TT 4-cyl

  • 4,267 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Audi Tt. While driving at an unknown speed, the instrument panel lights faded out and the odometer and fuel gauge readings were inaccurate. After a few days, the instrument panel display was completely illegible. Also, the contact had to make several attempts to start the vehicle. Once it started, the vehicle would stall moments later. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they replaced the instrument cluster for free because it was under warranty. Currently, the vehicle is experiencing the same failures, but the vehicle is no longer under warranty. The contact would be responsible for the repair costs. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 4,267 and current mileage was 26,400. Updated 06/02/08 updated 06/02/08

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 012007

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Instrument cluster is not reading correctly. The gas gauge will read at the half marker when there is a full tank. And the main electronic cluster is faded and it will not display completely.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 132008

(reported on)

TT 4-cyl

  • miles


2002 Audi Tt roadster with defective instrument panel. Consumer states that the since the problem began with the instrument panel it has now started affecting the performance of the vehicle. The fuel and temperature gauges no longer functioned and the liquid crystal display failed to indicate readable information. The speedometer and tachometer functioned sporadically.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 072008

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles
2002 Audi Tt had instrument cluster replaced @41,000 miles when I bought the car in January 2007. Recently, the battery went dead after sitting 5 days. When it was restarted and the battery recharged, the instrument cluster is acting up again. I understand that this is a very normal occurrence in these cars. The problem can (and has) caused the speedometer to stop working. There is now 45,00 miles on this car.

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #4

Jan 292008

(reported on)

TT 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Audi Tt with instrument cluster problems. Consumer states that the problems with the instrument cluster have now begun to affect the operation of the vehicle. Consumer states that the manufacturer is aware of the gauge cluster failure. The fuel and temperature gauges no longer functioned properly. There was no way to know the actual level of fuel in the vehicle and the actual engine operating temperature.

- Stratham, NH, USA

problem #3

Dec 212007

(reported on)

TT 4-cyl

  • miles


2002 Audi Tt roadster with instrument cluster problems. Consumer states that instrument panel problems have escalated to serious operational problems. The consumer stated the liquid crystal display has failed and did not indicate readable information. There was no way of knowing the level of fuel in the vehicle or the engine operating temperature. The display pixels did not illuminate, so it was impossible to understand the warnings that were being displayed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 132007

(reported on)

TT 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Audi Tt quattro instrument panel problems. Consumer states that instrument panel problem has gotten worse and expanded to safety issues with the operation of the vehicle. The consumer stated the warning gauges never functioned properly since the vehicle was purchased. The consumer stated he has driven for miles without functioning brake lights, front parking lights or signal lights. The fuel gauge continually read 1/4 of a tank when it was empty.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152007

(reported on)

TT 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Audi Tt coupe with gauge cluster problems customer states that the problem started just after the warranty period** the failure of the gauge cluster causes the consumer to not be able to read the fuel, or temperature gauge, the engine or vehicle speed.

- Walpole, MA, USA

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