hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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problem #1

Apr 212011

A4 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My vehicle is a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet with a 1.8T engine. Windshield wipers stop working. While driving on the pa turnpike in the rain my windshield wipers stopped in the middle of the windshield and would not move. I was lucky it wasn't at night because I was unable to see the lanes in the road or other cars in front of me. I pulled over and waited for the rain to stop. When I contacted the Audi dealership to ask what they thought it could be I was told that it was most likely caused by the windshield wiper transmission becoming corroded with rust and being unable to move. The service technician said this was a common problem with these cars and they had just finished repairing one this week (southhills Audi, pittsburgh pa) I made an appointment at the dealership to have my vehicle inspected and 2 weeks later after the inspection was told that the wipers have definitely stopped working because of the amount of rust on the windshield wiper transmission. I was quoted 600 dollars to fix and left to drive home since they didn't have the parts.

- Greensburg, PA, USA