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#6029 of 6042 Foggy (winter) windshield impossible to clear
Dec 31, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I have a 2001 Audi A4 1.9 TDi (turbo diesel) Quattro wagon, which is almost perfect, except for an impossibly foggy, drippy, even iced windshield, that cannot be cleared.
I've tried everything, AC on, high heat with full defrost fan, nothing works. (In fact the entire car is like a rainforest whenever the temp drops below +3 deg C, and is often worst around 0 deg C).
Service has changed the filter, checked for leaves in the system, and other obvious fixes – and no fix. They're clueless, no ideas.
I heard something about a broken (puctured) heater core, which would leak anti-freeze and blow a mist of it onto the windshield. But we have plenty of heat, no problem. Any ideas??? Please help, this is dangerous. Thx.
Jan 02, 2010 (2:50 pm)
Hope Audi sees this and many Audi owners or those considering buying a new or used Audi --- My A4 has been the worst car I've ever owned...
ignition coils--my car towed 5x
wiper transmission, what geshaftsterfuer is responsible for a $700 failure of something as STUUUPIT as a "schtinken"... "viper transmission"
secondary air supply system---check engine light
timing belt ---5 hours and 1500 to replace...vs others at ~500--- I guess audi mechanics and service mgrs are paid to ripp off customers !
glove box door ---$350 to fix a $2.00 plastic hinge part
key fob codes lost for no reason
ABS/ECT lights for vhat reason ??
check engine light ??? why, to sucker customers back to dealer ??
engine cam cover seals
1000's of severe and fatal engine fires ( maybe German NAZI types like to see noxious gas and/or fire engulf and kill people )
OK, AUDI, HOPE I SEE YOU IN COURT, AND IF I DON'T, I YOUR SR MGRS AND THE HEAD GESHAFTSFUER BURN IN HELL !! AS YOU SAT ON YOUR GERMAN FAT KEISTER AND DID NOTHING, KNOWING THAT PEOPLE WERE DYING IN AUDI ENGINE FIRES !
ALL OTHERS ON EDMUNDS OR AUDI FORUMS--- PLEASE CUT AND PASTE TO OTHER BLOGS AND CUSTOMER SITES, AND MAYBE AUDI WILL RESPOND TO ONE OF US VERY DISAPPOINTED OWNERS. and this is the USA, AUDI, where in addition to recalls, we prosecute NTSHA cases when engines catch fire due to oil leaks on the turbo or cat converter ... not only civil but criminal charges will be prosecuted against those in your company who knew of the danger of oil leaks and fatal engine fires and did nothing...remember the sudden acceleration issue in the 80's that almost bankrupted your company --- audi engine fires likely to be as sad and with more fatalities as NHTSA completes it's investigation.
#6033 of 6042 Never, ever buy any Audi
Feb 13, 2010 (3:30 pm)
Never, ever buy any Audi...the apparent strategy of this company and their dealers is to sell the cars with all the complexities, and then "mine" the aftermarket with parts and labor costs...on each car and attempt to "mine" $10-15K in service parts and labor at high profit...so they design in things that fail after warranty.... so all you potential Audi owners, go elsewhere...we're wise to the Audi game ! and msg to Audi...like Toyota, your CRAP will backfire and blow up in your face, NICE TRY, GERMAN JACK ASSES !!
#6034 of 6042 Re: Never, ever buy any Audi [michael105]
Feb 14, 2010 (2:48 pm)
You're all wet Michael, I've owned two Audi A4s and they were quite reliable. I had me maintainience done at an indy shop, not the Stealer so costs were reasonable.
One of the A4s went to 109K with no major repairs.
#6035 of 6042 Re: Never, ever buy any Audi [andys120]
Feb 15, 2010 (10:22 am)
What happened at 109 K ? That's not significant miles in this day and age. Also, see other postings on Audi problems---the facts speak for themselves.
#6036 of 6042 Re: Never, ever buy any Audi [michael105]
Feb 15, 2010 (1:11 pm)
What happened at 109 K ?
Nothing, the only thing wrong with it when I swapped it for a BMW 538i was an airbag warning light came on.
#6037 of 6042 Re: Welcome... [L8_Apex]
Feb 18, 2010 (12:04 am)
I'm having a miss or a stuuter at low RPM on my A4 1.8T, I can actually watch the tach skip a few RPMs down, Is it a sensor in the exhaust side or somewhere else.?
#6038 of 6042 Re: Welcome... [palindrome]
Mar 22, 2010 (3:07 pm)
From an owner of a 2003 A4 --- it could be a bad coil pak, a secondary air supply system problem, a fuel pump problem, engine sludge or any of many problems that are Audi's design defect problems , and , like Toyota, will probably kill their company, including oil and fuel leaks that have caused fatal engine fires...so to start, go to any autozone and ask them to download your VAG codes --- they do it for free vs. $110/hr rate at a audi dlr ---when you get the codes, (google those by entering VAG codes audi and the code number ) and you'll see the reason for your missing at idle