Recall List for the 1998 Audi A4

Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Audi A4 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Audi service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Audi customer service.

  1. 1998 Audi A4 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E060000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,745

    Summary: Certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash

    Actions: Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2006. Owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E060000 »

  2. 1998 Audi A4 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E049000

    • Date Announced: MAY 24, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,176

    Summary: Certain ck motorsports combination headlights, clear corner, bumper, and side marker lights sold as replacement lamps for use on the passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

    Actions: Ck motorsport will notify owners and replace the noncompliant lamps free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2006. Owners may contact ck motorsport at 1-909-610-7211. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E049000 »

  3. 1998 Audi A4 STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING NHTSA Campaign #99V248000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 13, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 51,900

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The tie rods of the steering assembly are protected on each side by a seal to prevent moisture and dust particles from entering the swivel bearing mechanism. It is possible that some tie rod seals may not seal properly.

    Consequence: If moisture and/or dust particles enter the swivel bearing mechanism, the swivel bearing could wear over time diminishing the steering control of the vehicle.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the tie rods. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V248000 »

  4. 1998 Audi A4 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #99V131001

    • Date Announced: MAY 21, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 88,121

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. A control valve in the vacuum hose connecting the brake booster to the intake manifold may not open or close fully at temperatures below -4 F under certain driving conditions.

    Consequence: This condition could cause insufficient vacuum to be provided to the brake booster.

    Actions: Dealers will install a vacuum by-pass system into vehicles operated in these states which is designed to provide sufficient vacuum for full brake assist under all weather conditions. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V131001 »

  5. 1998 Audi A4 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #98V134000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 19,800

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. If the engine backfires during a cold-start, an air screen which is loosely seated in the air flow meter can become damaged.

    Consequence: Screen pieces could enter the intake air flow system and prevent the throttle plate from returning to its full idle position.

    Actions: Dealers will install a retaining ring to hold the air screen in place. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V134000 »

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