definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,823 miles

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2001 Audi TT seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Audi TT Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 062016


  • 82,195 miles


Electrical issue with gauge cluster, fuel gauge inaccurate (runs out of gas in middle of hwy), low oil pressure light comes on (manual says to stop immediately when light comes on), air bag light comes on! everything I have read states these are all problems with the gauge cluster (cost over $1000 to have replaced!) Audi usa knows about problem but refuses to do anything about it. Audi has a recall in the uk for this problem, why not here in the U.S. ?? this is a serious safety issue!

- Keaau, HI, USA

problem #3

Sep 012003

TT 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Purchased the car new in 2001, the airbag light started coming on intermittently in 2003 had the cluster replaced in 2004 (15K miles) under warranty, shortly after it was repaired the airbag light came on again intermittently for another 2 years until it stayed on permanently. I brought it back to another dealer they reset something and the airbag light went out again for about a year. In 2010 I brought it back to the dealer again for a cluster recall, they replaced the cluster all was fine then about a year late the airbag light came on again. Brought it back to the dealer and was told it was the airbag module. Spent $1500 to have the airbag module replaced ( think this was the issue all along). After having the airbag module replaced the seat belt light no longer comes on. Was told it is the cluster. The car has 37,000 miles on it this will be the 4th cluster in the car. The dealer wants $1500 to replace again with no guarantee. Audi accepts there is a problem and will pay a few hundred towards the repair. I will be responsible for about $1200, I have tried contacting the Audi manager (#248-754-3686) handling the case and my attorneys office has tried contacting them several times and they have refused to return any calls. I am without a seat belt warning indicator. I am concerned that I will have my grandson in the car and not know if his seat belt is properly engaged, or if my airbag is working properly. This has been a constant issue since I bought the car new and have put very low miles on the car, have always garaged it and never drove it in bad weather and the cluster remains an issue going on the 4th one.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #2

May 182011

TT 4-cyl

  • 27,097 miles
Failure of the "air bag control module" on our 2001 Audi Tt. This failure, if not repaired, will lead to the air bag system on the car not working Audi refuses to help with the repair, which is over $1000. We feel this safety issue should be repaired by Audi.

- Ely, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 042010

TT 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
2001 Audi Tt, air bag light stays on. Purchased the car new in 2001, light came on at 15K miles, had cluster replaced took care of problem for a week, brought back to dealer had fixed again. Lasted about 2 weeks. At 30 K miles brought car back to dealer for recall of cluster, problem fixed for about 500 miles. The car now has 31K miles light is still on. I searched the internet and this is a major problem with most early Audi Tt from 2000 to 2004 and some after. No one has mentioned a valid solution only that they keep bringing the car back to the dealer, spending a lot of money and only having a short term fix. This is a major safety issue and Audi should take responsibility to resolve. Drivers don't know if the airbags will work properly during a crash.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

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