2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

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problem #1

Mar 302005

S4 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Like many other people who own an Audi S4 with 50,000 miles, I am having brake light issues. Only mine are much more severe that what I have read thus far. I took my car in for it's 60000, and had the mechanic check the brake light. Leading up to the repair, I had been *losing brake fluid* almost monthly. This should never happen, for any reason. But, my mechanic took three hours and discovered that the battery was leaking sulphuric acid onto my brake line, my power steering line, and my clutch line. He stated, "only a mechanical moron would house the metal and steal cables underneath sulphuric acid." Consequently, I cannot drive my car any more and the repairs inlcude the taking out of the entire engine to get to the source, which may/may not be able to be fixed. Mechanic stated that this should be a recall issue, and that the safety issue on this type of design-flaw is obvious and certain. I expect Audi will not cover this defect, causing me to shell out, are you ready for this, 2-3,000 bucks to get it replaced. Damn the man. I'll post more when I know more.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA