really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,396 miles

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1998 Audi A4 clutch problems

clutch problem

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1998 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262003

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,792 miles


I was wondering if you could offer any advice. I have a 1998 Audi A4 that was purchased in July, 1997 and has approximately 45,000 road miles. It has had a number of problems through the years, the most recent of which was a broken (not worn) clutch that was repaired last month. I contacted Audi usa and requested that they help pay for this very expensive repair. They refused, stating that the car is well outside their 3 year/36,000 mile waranty period. I grant them that, but a number of other manufacturers have 7 or even 10 year powertrain warranties. My overall satisfaction with this vehicle is at an all-time low. Additionally, I believe that a broken clutch could cause serious personal harm if it were to result in total clutch failure while on the road and subsequent loss of control (my clutch apparently failed "partially" allowing me to drive the vehicle to an Audi repair facility). Are there any options for further pursuit of this issue? thank you for your time. Robert a. weatherly,

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Malfunctioning of housing for brakes and clutch caused brake failure which resulted in a vehicle crash. Driver received severe injuries.

- Paris, NY, USA

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