really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Audi A4 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 132001

(reported on)

A4 4WD

  • miles


Defect is covered under campaign 00V317000; my vehicle fits manufacturer/make/model/year, however it doesn't fall within the VIN range the dealer is checking - I was charged for the recall item. This is a request for enforcement of recall, and subsequent reimbursment from the dealer on charges wrongfully incurred.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

Jun 112001


  • miles
Absolutely the worst car I have ever bought I have spent over $6000 in repairs and gone just 40K miles! stay away from this car when I called the 1-800 line they were no help and customer service refused to let me speak with anybody in a higher postion. When I said can I write a letter they said sure but it comes to us and the decision is final about your warrantty defects. No safety defect listed.

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 092000

(reported on)


  • miles
Contacted local dealer and Audi usa about problem and informed them about the recall (NHTSA campaign id no. 00V317000). I was inform that my cars VIN was not on their list to be repair for this recall. I tried to explain to them my car was built in 5/1996 and was having the same problem.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 041999

A4 4WD

  • miles
Ignition switch did not return from starter engaged position, starter stayed engaged which lead to its failure after problem occured several times. Also, headlights, turn signals and A/C system did not work. Apparently other models of Audi were subject to a safety recall for the same problem. Why not the A4? repair cost: $800.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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