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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 miles

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1996 Audi A4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 132006

A4

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is not related to a manufacturer complaint, but I am hoping to get some info on who to contact for an issue in a private party used vehicle purchase. I recently purchased a car with a clean carfax report and the seller said it had not been involved in any collisions. Upon taking it to my mechanic for a part failure (within 24 hrs of purchase) I was told it had been in a major collision with airbag deployment. The airbag covers had been replaced, however the SRS light was either removed or the wires cut so it wouldn't be illuminated. Additionally we're concerned that the seat belts were not replaced. I'm wondering if there is any recourse against the seller when they do not disclose the fact that the safety equipment is not present. Calls to the seller have gone unanswered.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262005

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Airbag light is on. Also horn has not work for the last 3,000 miles. Car only has 27,000 on it. Both of these safety items are very common failures on Audi A4. It time that the NHTSA does something. Remember its: "people serving people" and not "NHTSA serving the automobile manufacturers."

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

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