hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,000 miles

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2000 Audi A4 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012012

A4 4-cyl Diesel

  • 98,000 miles


Audi complaint and recall request the anti lock braking system no longer works like it should. When the vehicle is started I get a solid amber ABS warning light along with a flashing brake light accompanied with three warning tones. Upon doing an internet search I immediately realized this problem with the Bosch 5.3 ABS control module unit is extremely common on 1998 to 2001 Audi and VW models. Audi/VW created a service bulletin to repair VW's in the same date range (bulletin 0517 NHTSA id number: 10016037), but ignored the issue with Audi's. as per the vehicle's owner's manual, it states that while the system is in this state, the rear brakes may lock up under braking. This is a serious problem that will not allow me to brake quickly in emergency situations. The cost of replacing the ABS module from the dealership was quoted at over $1000. A simple internet search reveals that thousands of Audi owners have voiced complaints. This is a blatant disregard for their customer's safety and a recall should be required.

- Regina, AK, USA

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