hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,019 miles

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problem #8

May 082010

A4 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The digital instrument cluster is not working properly on my 2001 Audi A4 1.8T. You can only see half the screen on the center display that notifies you when the car needs to be serviced and if any major problems are occurring I feel this is a safety issue and Audi should recall and repair any cars with this malfunction because I have read several reviews of the same problem so obviously it is something they should look into.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Apr 202009


  • 88,153 miles
There have been no accidents so far however my warning display on my instrument cluster on my 2001 Audi A4 1.8T has be continually fading in warm weather leaving me unable to see if there are any problems with my car. This can become very serious if I can't see if something major comes up that needs immediate attention.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 242007

A4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Lcd panel in instrument panel is blanking out/causing information to be garbled on the screen.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 142008

A4 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Center lcd display which carries information relevant to safety is failing. Lot of the information displayed is not readable and hence proper action can't be taken to keep the car safe. Audi refuses to take remedial action to replace the defective instrument clusters.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #4

Oct 292005

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles
(1) I have had 3 Audi A4's that have had this same issue!!! 98', 99.5' and 01.5' A4's. below in the incident date, I stated the date when I purchased my current car... this does not include the two previous A4's I had with the exact same problem years ago. (2) the lcd screen in the instrument cluster has several pixels that die out and make the screen blurry or blank! this is extremely important for the driver to know what is wrong with the car when a problem occurs! also states in the owners manual it is for safety issues and the driver needs to be aware of these situations at all times. Like I previously said, this is my third Audi A4 and have had this problem with all three. It is very frustrating, especially when you have no idea what is wrong with your car because of this ongoing defect with Audi. (3) have visited Audi dealerships numerous times to get this resolved. Everytime I get a price quote of over $900 which is completely insane! everytime I go to the dealership concerning this issue, it is with a different car and have expected this to be a recall by now! this is a huge inconvenience and hope for all Audi owners that this gets resolved very quickly!

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi A4. The contact stated that half of the display pixels on the instrument panel failed to illuminate. The dealer stated that the digital display in the instrument cluster failed. As of November 13, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 65,000.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #2

May 052005

A4 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Fading lcd on instrument panel.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122007

(reported on)


  • miles
2001 Audi A4 with gauge cluster problems** the consumer stated the circuit board has been a problem for years with Audi's.

- Duluth, GA, USA