really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,858 miles

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2004 Audi A4 fuel system problems

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2004 Audi A4 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jun 072009


  • 46,000 miles


2004 Audi A4 - fuel pump failure at 46,000 miles. Well-maintained vehicle (by dealer). The same model (2003) was recalled for fuel pump issues. Given the number of problems/complaints and associated safety issues, VW/Audi should recall the 2004 model as well.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

problem #14

May 032009


  • 33,885 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact stated that the fuel pump was faulty and prevented fuel from entering the engine. As a result, the engine stalled while driving 35 mph and the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 33,885.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #13

Apr 302009


  • 49,426 miles
Fuel pump failure on 2004 Audi A4. Audi had a recall of 2003 model A4 and A6 vehicles for premature fuel pump failures. I experienced a similar problem with my 2004 Audi A4. While I caught this issue before a complete failure, this premature failure could result in significant safety issues.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #12

Jan 072009


  • 61,000 miles


The car was maintained well, as per manufacturers specs. Both the fuel pump and power steering pump failed at 4 yrs/approx 60,000 miles which is unacceptable by today's quality standards dealer investigated an existing fuel pump recall on the model but my VIN was "out of range". I believe the recall (06V017) incorrectly excluded some candidate vins.

- Little Silver, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jan 152009


  • 61,000 miles
A fuel pumped has failed in my 2004 Audi A4 quattro 3.0L. There is a recall for the fuel pump in the previous model (2003). Within my research, I have concluded that several 2004 owners are having the same premature failure with the fuel pump (which happens to be the same fuel pump for the 2003 model, as well as the 2002 and 2001). I was quoted a price of 800 dollars at an Audi dealer recently. My car only has 60K on it, and should not be having fuel pump issues. I feel that the dealership should cover my charges, as well as all other 2004 A4 owners' charges for the fuel pump fix. It should be a recall, and I hope to find the reasoning to be a similar instance as the 2003 A4 fuel pump recall detailed by the NHTSA. Thank you.

- Abington, MA, USA

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problem #10

Dec 282008


  • 46,700 miles
2004 Audi A4 1.8L fuel pump.

- Nyack, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 202006


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact took her vehicle to the dealer for routine maintenance and a recall repair was performed for the fuel pump. Two years later, while driving less than 50 mph, she heard a loud winding noise from the rear of the vehicle. The dealer stated that the fuel pump and rear window regulator cable failed. The repairs were made at the cost of $1,458.33. Later, through online research, the manufacturer stated that the recall repairs were performed in 2006 and they would not cover a second repair. The contact stated that she was never informed of the repair for NHTSA campaign id number 06V017000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure and current mileages were less than 52,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 242008


  • 38,000 miles
My car is the 2004 Audi A4 3.0 quatro. The production date of my vehicle is 12/03. While driving at a speed of approx. 45 mph on a 4-lane highway going up a hill, I suddenly lost power. There was not any warning prior to the sputtering and loss of engine power. It felt as though the car had run out of gas. I was in the fast lane, and fortunately for me, there wasn't a car in the lane to my right, so I was able to coast to the emergency lane. Aaa responded and, after determining that adding fuel did not solve the problem, the car had to be towed. I towed the car via a flatbed, rented a car, and two days and $750 later, discovered that my problem was due to a faulty fuel pump and clogged fuel filter. The mileage on my Audi is only 38,000 miles....very low mileage for a fuel pump to go out. I discovered that the 2003 fuel pumps have been recalled, but Audi of America has denied my claim that my '04 car's fuel pump (which was also manufactured in '03) should be included in the recall.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 142004


  • 67,000 miles
Fuel pump, fuel delivery systerm failed while on highway.

- Montville, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jun 142008


  • 44,000 miles
Fuel pump failed without warning on June 14, 2008 when I was 300 miles from home, visiting my father for father's day. My Audi only had approx 44,000 miles on it at the time. I have retained the faulty fuel pump, but was charged nearly $800 for the repairs, including towing. I contacted Audi and they refuse to do anything because their recall only covers the 2003 model, and not the 2004. Audi really needs to protect their customers and offer reimbursement to those of us who have experienced this very dangerous failure. A fuel pump failure on the highway could easily lead to severe injury or even death. Audi cannot claim that they are not on notice of this problem, as I have reviewed several similar complaints for this vehicle.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 022008


  • 48,500 miles


Heard a whisping noise coming from the rear right wheel well. It got progressively louder. Dealer inspected and found that the fuel pump was failing due to pieces of the fuel filter from the previous fuel pump replacement floating around in the gas tank. 1 month later, after moving to a new state, driving about 1100 miles, the sound of whisping or a card in the spokes of a bike wheel was coming from the same right rear area in front of the wheel well. The dealer in the new state said that the fuel filter needed to be replaced.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 242008


  • 68,500 miles
Was driving home from work which is a 30 mile commute. Upon parking on my driveway, my car seemed to stall and immediately shut down which was awkward because the parking break was on and the car was on neutral, giving no reason for the car to stall. I tried to restart and the car ran but only for a few seconds then shut down. I towed it to the dealership the next day and they found the problem to be a faulty gas pump. Dealer replaced pump and car was back to normal. Seeing the amount of complaints with fuel pumps, I also agree that the 2004 model should be added to the list of recalls.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

May 252008


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The contact waited a few minutes and was able to restart the vehicle. He then heard a buzzing sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. Whenever he accelerated, the buzzing sound would intensify. Three weeks before the failure occurred, the contact heard a slight buzzing sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 60,000 and failure mileage was 57,000.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

May 172008


  • 64,850 miles
The fuel pump on my 2004 Audi A4 1.8T went out while trying to leave on a trip. The car stalled while attempting to get onto the freeway causing traffic to be blocked and I had to have the car towed to a repair shop where the fuel pump was replaced.

- San Ramon , CA, USA

problem #1

May 012008


  • 98,500 miles
Fuel pump is humming and the car stalls. And it refuse to start for a couple of minutes.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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