really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,490 miles

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2002 Audi A4 electrical problems

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2002 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 022004

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,901 miles


Drivers door speakers working randomly and cutting out all together at times, sometimes with static prior to cutting out. So far the speakers have been replaced on Oct 2 2004, Nov 2 2004, Nov 15, 2004, Dec 7 2004. The car still has the same issue and the dealer does not seem to be able to find or fix the problem. I have looked at it and in 2 seconds I found the issue. It is a broken wire in the door pass through. The dealer tells me it's not a broken wire because they tested all the wires and they checked out ok. If the speaker is not working or cutting out with the door open and you moved the rubber pass through, the speaker comes back on and works for a short time again. Dealer has performed the recall for this on Nov 2 2004 but there is still an issue. I stopped having them try to fix this when the factory warranty ran out because of the cost involved.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #3

May 302002

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Homelink system stops working. Dealer reprograms the system (which I had already done 5X), and it still doesn't work. The visor with control buttons is ordered & replaced. The homelink starts working again. 7/2002--homelink starts acting up again--it is working intermittently. 8/2002--homelink transceiver is replaced and it starts working again. Later that month, it begins working intermittently again. 9/2002--dealer finally investigates further, and finds corrosion in the wiring harness/connectors. That sounds very strange to me. What was the car exposed to during production to cause that" what else is going to fail/give us problems as a result"

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 252002

A4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,860 miles
Ignition coil failed on highway. Car "shook" violently until stopped in parking lot. Once car was off the road, the coil housing caught fire. The fire ultimately burned itself out, and the car was towed to the local dealership for repair. The dealership notified Audi usa of the defect and recommended vehicle replacement. Audi usa elected to repair car under warranty. Multiple failures have occurred since (see list).

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 212002

(reported on)

A4 4-cyl

  • miles
The consumer has experienced the following problems: The driver seat motor is inop/lumbar motor/rocks back/forth, the left headlight(moisture collection in the inside due to weather/car wash), the airbag control unit defective, the seat air bag torn, the strap on driver seat belt does not lower/stuck, wires were found damaged under the carpet, and the vehicle has shifting problems/not shifting easily-failed. The consumer also request for the dealer to buy back the vehicle and or compensate the consumer for the time without the vehicle. Scc

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

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