fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,890 miles

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2008 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 162010


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Audi A4 equipped with Continental conti pro contact tires. The contact stated she replaced a total of five tires due to bubbles and slashing on the sidewalls. Both front tires were replaced on two occasions and the rear passenger side tire was replaced once. All replacements were made at an independent repair shop. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 22,000.

- Great Neck, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 202010


  • 18,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Audi A4 with pirelli tires, line size 235/45R/17, the original tires since purchase. The contact stated that the tire pressure warning light would illuminate sporadically. The vehicle was taken to a tire service center where all four tires were inflated to the correct tire pressure but to no avail. The tires continued to lose air pressure without there being any damage to the tires. The dealer advised that the tire tread was extremely low at a rating of five. The tires were not replaced. The contact stated, based on her research that the tires were not recommended for the snow or extremely harsh weather. She was concerned with the safety of the tires with winter approaching. The failure and current mileage was 18,300.

- South Berry, CT, USA

problem #3

May 202009


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Audi A4. The vehicle has Continental conti pro contact tires, size P235/45R17. The contact purchased a new vehicle and began experiencing tire failures. Within five months, he noticed bubbles on two of the tires. The contact called the manufacturer and dealer and was informed that the road conditions were the cause of the failures. While driving 35 mph, one of the tires recently had a blow out. The manufacturer continued to blame the road for the failure. The contact stated that the blow out was not caused by a pothole or any other road hazard. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008


  • 3,200 miles
I bought 2008 A4 on late December of 2008. Car came with the pirelli P6 four seasons tires..owned the car for 3 months now have 3600miles on the car.. first had 2 tire damages after driving on minor bumpy road at 25mph.. 1 tire got punctured on the sidewall 1 had bubbles on it.. went back to the dealership ordered the same set of tires and replace them.. after 2 weeks, had another blow out on the same exact spot on the side wall with same damage.. then again week later.. on NJ turnpike at high speed had sudden blow out..which was resulted from sidewall puncture..and again ended up with flat tire and a bubble on the others.. I've noticed the same pattern here first you get bubble easily from normal type of driving going over little bumpy or rough roads.. then all the sudden that bubble blows out, end up getting the blow out or a puncture.. I contacted pirelli tires several times and they denied on defective tire on this specific model.. they said they had nothing to do with blow outs cause from road hazards.. when the tire it self are defective in a way.. they should really recall this tire or get them off the market before someone really gets hurt or killed... thank god I avoided an accident but it was real dangerous.. it could be yourself or your family member.. I find pirelli tires highly responsible on this matter. And Audi America and NHTSA should deal with them.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 132008


  • 3,950 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Audi A4. The vehicle has pirelli P6 tires. The contact purchased the vehicle in June of 2008 with the original tires. On September 13, 2008, he started the vehicle and the tire pressure warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. He pulled into a gas station and checked the tires. The front driver's side tire was low. The contact placed air in the tire and then heard a slow hissing sound coming from the inner sidewall of the tire. He also stated that when he applied pressure to the top portion of the tire, the inner wall came apart. The manufacturer advised him to go to discount tires so that the failure could be diagnosed. The mechanic performed a diagnostic on the tires, but could not determine the cause of the failures. The tire size was unknown. The current mileage was 4,100 and failure mileage was 3,950.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

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