10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,433 miles

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problem #15

Jun 302018

A4

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V427000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Audi North miami (1995 ne 142nd St, North miami, fl 33181, (305) 952-5900) was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #14

Mar 012018

A4

  • 0 miles
My Audi stopped blowing out heat first and then the check engine light came on. When I took it to get the check engine light code tested it read pressure default. Not long after my air bag light came on. Now my car is leaking coolant.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 202018

A4

  • 189,000 miles
On February 20th I was putting some items in car.. I started my car to get it warm it was very cold outside. For ten to 15 minutes the car sat and was idling. I came inside to get last few items to load into vehicle. I opened back passenger door when a loud sound as if a gunshot went off. To my surprise the front airbag deployed smoke and debris through out me and my car.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #12

Aug 062017

A4

  • 96,000 miles
Takata airbag inflators, I got in my car and the airbag light came on for no reason, and it is still on. For more than 3 months now

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Nov 092016

A4

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V382000 (air bags) and 16V079000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- West Harrison, IN, USA

problem #10

Nov 012015

A4

  • 154,000 miles
Air bag lite stays

- Osseo, MN, USA

problem #9

Nov 032014

A4

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #8

Nov 032014

A4

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. After starting the vehicle, the driver side air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 112013

A4

  • 164,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. While the vehicle was idling, the driver side air bag and two of the curtain side air bags deployed inadvertently. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who stated that the air bags needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 164,000.

- Plainville, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 152013

A4

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4. The contact stated that the vehicle was shifted into neutral and the parking brake was applied when the driver's side curtain air bags deployed erroneously and without warning. The air bag inside the driver's seat also deployed and became detached from the frame. The vehicle was not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 282010

A4 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I purchased a 2004 Audi A4 1.8T all wheel drive in October 2010. Carfax says no accidents, flooding, etc. Airbag light came on so I took it to Audi of schaumburg, il who said the harness under the seat needed to be replaced and charged $507.77. This is the driver's seat. Several months later the air bag light came on again. Took it to Audi exchange in highland park, il and they said it was recommended that the air bag be replaced. However, Audi does not guarantee that this fixes the problem. The cost is $900 to replace the airbag but the service manager was going to try to give me some sort of discount. Picking the car up again today. This is a safety issue and Audi should recall the cars and fix it for free. If airbags aren't going to deploy then why have them" why pay money for safety features that don't work"

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 012007

A4 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact's father owns a 2004 Audi A4. While driving 15 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side rear door of the vehicle. Furthermore, there was a sudden acceleration that caused the vehicle to crash into a pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. The driver sustained a cracked knee cap and sternum. As of October 5, 2007, the dealer and manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 30,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 252006

A4 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
: the contact stated the airbag light flashed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who determined water entered into the airbag contacts located under the cup holder. To remedy the problem the contacts were cleaned.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #2

Jan 032005

A4

  • miles
Audi A4 1.8T 2004, air bag defect. The consumer stated the air bag light would illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 4 separate occasions.

- Jamestown, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 132004

A4 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
The air bag light is on. The consumer had the air bag replaced and the dealer has serviced the vehicle several times, but the light continues to stay on.

- Jamestown, NC, USA