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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,870 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1996 Audi Cabriolet electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Audi Cabriolet Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 182007

Cabriolet 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ignition switch is bad. Causing electrical problems: Turn signal failure, A/C failure, power windows failure, headlight failure. These occur when car is started.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 272004

Cabriolet 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 96V017000 concerning ignition switch. This vehicle was not included in the recall, but experienced the same problem as mentioned in the recall regarding ignition switch failure.

- Little Falls, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 122003

Cabriolet

  • 90,000 miles
Ignition switch failed causing the starter to "burn" out.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 012003

(reported on)

Cabriolet 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states while driving all electrical accessories work, but the ignition does not start. Cause is unknown.. a defective ignition switch caused the starter to remain engaged.

- Salida, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 072002

Cabriolet 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,317 miles
This vehicle experienced same ignition switch defect as stated in recall 96 V 017 000; but this vehicle was not included in recall due to VIN. When the ignition switch fails, it affects the wipers, radio, lights and windows.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Sep 102001

(reported on)

Cabriolet

  • miles
Ignition switch was faulty and caused starter to burn out on two separate occasions.

- Mendon, MA, USA

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