fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,995 miles

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problem #2

Dec 092002

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,960 miles
Ignition coil failure while driving resulting in a shaky vehicle, loss of power and a red hot glowing catalytic converter. Audi is refusing to replace defective coils until each one fails. Audi even refuses to replace the defective coils at the customers expense.

- Wanaque, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 182002

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,030 miles
My 2002 Audi A4 1.8T had a coil pack failure on 12/18/02. The failure caused the car to sputter lose speed and become unpredictable. It occured at a speed of 30 mph forcing me to take evasive driving action. Upon further research, I found out that this failure is occuring on a very large scale with dozens and dozens of 1.8T engines (both VW and Audi) having this problem. VW/Audi has not issued a recall for these parts and is only replacing the failed part. There are coil packs in each 1.8T. VW/Audi is not acting on this problem leaving thousands of 1.8T owners with defective parts in their cars. When a coil pack fails it is a very dangerous situation.

- Nutley, NJ, USA