hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,250 miles

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2002 Audi A4 engine problems

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2002 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 072018


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Audi A4. The contact heard a ticking noise coming from the timing belt. Audi brooklyn (665 65th St, brooklyn, NY 11220, (833) 448-2449) was contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 102018


  • 89,000 miles
While driving on a city street, the wheel steering suddenly blocked and it was not possible to steer the vehicle to the left nor to the right. Managed to stop the vehicle on the street shoulder. Diagnostic at the body shop: Power steering belt broken and even missing. Need replacement.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 072018


  • 90,000 miles
While driving on the city street, the engine overheated and smoke came out. Stopped vehicle on the side road to see what's happening. Drove after engine has cooled off to the next body shop. Diagnostic: Engine cooling is leaking, water pump is defect. Timing belt will be affected if not replaced as well.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 082014


  • 152,000 miles
I am writing regarding a sad story about my 2002 Audi A4 quattro 3.0 sedan. While I realize that the car is not new, and with 152,000 miles on the road; I am still disappointed with the series of events that has happened to me, not once, but twice now! about a week ago, as I turned the engine on, I heard a loud knocking like something had been hit and fallen apart in the engine. At the same time, the check engine light came on (flashing). I took it to my trusted mechanic. At this point, I am thinking that the issue was with a coil ? but not really since they have been replaced and not that long ago, might I add! while the car was being inspected, the mechanic heard a noise coming from camshaft adjusters. Once they opened the case, they found screws lose that had literally fallen off and broken. The camshaft adjustment housing was also damaged, amongst other parts (I have pictures). How can this be possible? after all, the bolts are encased, and it is not like anyone messed with them. The sad part is that the same had happened on the other side a year ago.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

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