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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,741 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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2002 Audi TT electrical problems

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2002 Audi TT Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 042014

TT 4-cyl

  • 99,281 miles


Audi Tt's 2002 and others all have a major safety problem. The door latch has a defective electronic switch that fails. Thus, making the door impossible to open. The computer sensor in the door handle is defective. It's dangerous. You can't even get out of the car due to an accident. If you google Audi Tt door latch sensor problems, you will see numerous reports of this problem. Go to this link for a utube video of the problem: Https:// Audi needs to repair or replace all these defective door latch assemblies immediately.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #7

Aug 112010


  • 29,728 miles
Audi Tt 2002 dash pod recalled in ireland and britain. Interference and erratic performance with instrument gauges and lights. I am having same problem and vehicle only has 30K miles. Can result in unexpected shut down on highway. Dealer says car computer does not indicate any problems and customer, me, ends up paying for each malfunctioning component as just "normal wear and tear".

- Maplewood, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 042010


  • 77,975 miles
Instrument cluster failure in dash, temperature gauge reading hot when car isn't warmed up. Display lights nearly unreadable. Need new instrument cluster at the cost of $1100 from the dealer.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #5

Oct 172008


  • 28,526 miles


My instrument cluster on my 2002 Audi Tt has several problems. The digital display in the center of the counsel has several burnt out pixels and makes reading outside temperature and time difficult. Also the fuel gauge no longer displays the correct fuel level.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Nov 102008


  • 20,985 miles
Cluster went out on 2002 Audi Tt at under 21000 miles, four months shy of being covered by Audi.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272008


  • 30,500 miles
2002 Audi Tt - major electrical problems with the in dash computer. Battery goes dead while driving and all indicator lights come on. Speedo and all instruments go dead.

- Poland, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 202008

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,935 miles
Audi Tt instrument cluster is out at 38,000 miles. No gauges for anything: Rpms, gas, miles, speed.... same issue warranted a recall for Audi uk, why not here?? cost is nearly $1200 dollars to fix!! sits at dealership now.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082005

TT 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Audi Tt developed numerous mechanical problems. The windows made noise when being rolled downs, the dealer replaced the regulator. The turn signal relay was defective which caused the flasher relay to make noise. The component was replaced twice. The left front maker light bulb blew. The brake light illuminated on the dash. The dealer determined that the front pads and rear rotors needed to be replaced. A few day later the brake light illuminated again. This time the dealer replaced the ABS unit. While driving the check engine illuminated. The dealer replaced the coolant temp sensor. Ignition coils failed twice causing the check engine light to illuminate. The radio lost power. The check engine light illuminated again but this time the dealer replaced the mass air flow sensor. The horn stopped working. The rear differential unit was replaced. Breather hose split. Right tie rod end became worn and caused noise. The dealer found loose subframe bolts during inspection which caused the subframe to move while driving over bumps and while braking.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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