really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,237 miles

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2005 Audi A4 fuel system problems

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2005 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #7

May 042014

A4 4-cyl

  • 124,729 miles


Well my all of a sudden didn't want to start it was running fine, I mean I don't know what happened. I was reviewing some info on the internet and seen some recalls on certain years of Audi malfunctions.

- Bell, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 082010


  • 63,000 miles
Fuel pump failed causing engine to stall while driving on a parking lot. Audi A4 2005 1.8 quattro.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #5

Dec 212009


  • 80,000 miles
Engine was starved of fuel on a busy highway. Apparent fuel pump failure with no warning. Police had to direct traffic until vehicle could be towed. $600 repair to replace Audi oem fuel pump. I know others have had the same problem by looking at carfax reports. Pump was prematurely defective. Mechanic confirmed that fuel filter was clean and functioning (not changed). Also, car now shows faulty fuel level readings (maybe unrelated). Incident date 12/21/2009.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 292009


  • 38,500 miles


Driving an 2005 Audi A4 quattro on a busy interstate highway, the car began to sputter and experience acceleration surging and deceleration. I was able to exit the roadway and had vehicle towed to dealer, eee motors in springfield Virginia. Eee motors identified a fuel system problem, had vehicle shipped to Audi of alexandria for further diagnosis and repair. Audi dealer reported fuel pump needed replacement as well as a low pressure fuel sensor. Appears to be same problem as that which resulted in the 2004 Audi A4 fuel pump safety recall. Please recall this model year before same safety problem occurs for 2005.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 142009


  • 47,340 miles
My car has been taking to service for 3 times with a problem on the fuel system. It makes noises like gas going out of the tank and when you fill the gasoline into the tank, something happen that it stop and does not aloud you to put gas into the tank, it also spit out the gas when your trying to put gas on the car.

- Carolina, PR, USA

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problem #2

Jan 192009


  • 42,784 miles
My 2005 Audi A4 3.0 quattro has 42,000 miles. While on vacation, 300 miles from my home traveling on pch in California the vehicle lost all power. While I was going up a short hill, the vehicle shifted erratically, I looked to see the RPM's and they fell to zero. I immediately pulled to the side of the road and tried to re-start the car. The car wouldn't turn over. I contacted aaa and was towed to a small town which we had passed 10 miles earlier. The shop diagnosed the issue as a fuel pump failure, being no pressure and full voltage to the fuel pump. $818 later, two days and over $300 in rental car fees, hotel and other expenses, my A4 was fixed. Once researching on line, there was a recall in January 2006 for all 2003 model year A4, A6 and passats that had faulty fuel pumps. I had the exact symptoms that these 2003 owners experienced, "sudden loss of power." I have contacted Audi customer care and they state that since my vehicle's VIN number was not part of the recall, it would not qualify for reimbursement, even though the same fuel pump was being used. I kept the faulty fuel pump for future inspection. If this incident happened on a busy freeway, there would have certainly been car-to -car contact of some sort.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 232008


  • 60,305 miles
My 2005 Audi A4 avant shut down today on the freeway. Dealer said it was the fuel pump and that it failed early. However, they would not cover the repairs under warranty. I know there are recalls on the fuel pumps for the 2003 model but I believe the problem is actually more widespread. This is a very dangerous problem and to have the car shut down in the middle of the freeway is not normal. This fuel pump issue should be addressed immediately. I know there are many more owners out there that have experienced the same problems.

- Hayward, CA, USA

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