hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,067 miles

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problem #3

Jun 292007

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Audi Tt. The contact stated that the engine's timing belt fails without notice and causes the engine to stop. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and recommended changing the timing belt at 65,000 miles. The VIN and engine size were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 85,000.

- Auburn, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 222006

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,200 miles
I own a 2001 Audi Tt convertible with the 1.8 turbo engine (180hp). On February 22nd, the timing belt failed and the engine was severly damaged. The repairs cost me $3650 along with a rental car bill of $450. Since my car had 47,200 miles on it when this happened, I attempted to get Audi of North America to pay for the reparis but they refused. The car is no longer under warranty, but the maintainance manual specifies that the timing belt should be change at 120,000 miles. This problem is not unique to Audi, to the Audi Tt, or to the 1.8 T engine as I found out from the large number of online postings by other Audi owners.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 222006

TT 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
: the contact stated without warning, at 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle lost all power and was towed to the dealership where they determined the timing belt tensioner failed causing a cylinder head failure.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA