really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,571 miles

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problem #7

Dec 082003

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I had my brakes and tires replaced and now the ABS and brake light are on in the car the rear brakes lock up if the ABS and brake light go on adn the car can get out of control in case of braking in an emergency.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #6

Oct 122002

(reported on)


  • miles
This car has a long delay during wet braking and I can not figure out why. When they are warm it is fine, but when they cool off such as on the interstate while driving, when they are needed they do not stop the car. In a situation where stopping is needed quickly, this car would not be able to do this in a decent amount of space. I do not have any aftermarket parts on this car, gy Eagle rsa tires all new, not original brake pads, 16" factory wheels. This isnt a normal problem like driving through a puddle and braking, it occurs very often and at the worst times, it forces me to drive in the rain and constantly use the brakes in order to keep the warm enough to evaporate water and keep them working.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012000

A4 4WD

  • miles
On numerous occasions, when driving in very wet conditions, there is a very noticeable delay before the brakes have any effect. This can be up to 2 seconds or so, and depending on driving conditions could lead to an accident. This has not happened to me yet, but I am concerned about this defect.

- Hinesburg, VT, USA

problem #4

Mar 212000

A4 4WD

  • miles
When the brakes are wet, they do not work until the brakes are held for about 5 seconds. A lot can happen in 5 seconds.

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

problem #3

May 192000

(reported on)

A4 4WD

  • miles
Brakes are much less effective during wet weather.

- Canada M6b 1t4, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 101999

A4 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 031999

(reported on)

A4 4WD

  • miles
When shifting into fourth gear, engine fumbles causing the car to vibrate....on cold starts, any release of the throttle and the front end makes loud clicking, dealer couldn't duplicate though happens every day....under acceleration when cold, exhaust rattles, sounds like heat shield rapping against something.

- Finleyville, PA, USA