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10.0

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

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1998 Audi A4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152003

A4

  • miles

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

Multitude of probs. W/ almost every aspect (brakes, engine valves, oil light stays on, rain leaks, bad wheel bearings, etc.) of this car. Most frustrating has been rude and incompetent service by Audi dealer. After an expensive repair to the rear wheel bearings the dealer said that although not all the noise was gone, the car was safe enough to drive to calif.,(we live in NJ). We did not believe the dealer because a loud grinding noise remained and took it to another shop where both front control arms were found to be damaged. We were advised not to drive the car as it was not safe to do so.

- Moorestown, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 212000

A4

  • miles
Front and rear brake pads and rotors failed.

- Jacksonvil, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 142000

(reported on)

A4 4WD

  • miles
Wet braking problem - during rain brake efficiency falls to an unacceptable level. Brake shoes slip on the disc and do not provide sufficient braking. ABS does not activate which means that tires do not even try to lock. This makes me to believe that the problem is really in the shoe/disc engagement.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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