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

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problem #4

Nov 132000

A4 4WD

  • miles
During rainy weather the brakes have a very pronounced delay from application to engagement due to wet rotors, the delay is between 1 and 2 seconds. This is not an intermittent problem, it happens whenever it rains at a moderate to heavy amount.

- Alden, NY, USA

problem #3

May 212000


  • miles
Front and rear brake pads and rotors failed.

- Jacksonvil, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 022000

A4 4WD

  • miles
When traveling at speed of 50 mph or greater in very heavy rain, there is an initial delay while braking (0.5 sec-1 sec) when brakes don't have an effect. Pushed the pedal and nothing happened for the initial delay. Then, abruptly the car brakes. Also, there is a lack of splash shields on the front rotors on the model year 98 (model year 2000 has it). The rotors have water on them and it takes a while for that to be evacuated.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 271999


  • miles
Wet braking performance greatly diminished due to wet rotors, requires higher brake effort and stopping time/distance.

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA