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#1434 of 2367 audi sludge
Nov 18, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Thanks for the attorney's name regarding the class action lawsuit because audi is not honoring their own extended warranty. My 2002 A4 is currenty waiting in the shop for Audi to autorize repair. My question is, has anyone forced audi to pay for the oil sludge fix to the engine without providing their manatory 80% of the Veh.'s oil changes documented. This requirement is an effort to not honor their warranty, by making it hard to come up with the documentation. Thanks kiki4
#1435 of 2367 Re: audi sludge [kiki4]
Nov 21, 2006 (2:20 pm)
my a4 is in the shop right now, have owned it for 4 months and they are telling me that i dont have all the records from the day it was new and that they will not warranty the problem. car has 74k i cannot believe that a co. like Audi wouldnt stand behind there vehicles better than that. i couldve bought a $5000 neon and had it last more than 74000 miles. if anyone has had luck in getting warranty without maintence records please let me know. tryckeghemyahoo.com
#1436 of 2367 Re: Radio does not work in cold weather [kocour]
Nov 22, 2006 (2:41 pm)
had the cold weather audio problem last year in my 2005 A4. dealer replaced radio in april. still no sound in freezing weather until car warms up. if anyone has had this problem solved by their dealer i would appreciate finding out the dealers name and what they did. thanks.
#1437 of 2367 Re: 2006 A4 2.0 CVT [bets]
Nov 24, 2006 (11:08 am)
I also have a '02 A4 with CVT, but with the 3.0L V6. The '02 A4 was the first time Audi offered a steel-belt driven CVT transmission for front-wheel drive models. From what I've read in car magazines, Audi decided to make adjustments to '03+ models that corrected tendencies for the throttle to be a bit over-responsive, especially when launching the vehicle from a standing start. At any rate, I'd grown accustom to the touchy response, but as mileage approached 50k, the car occasionally hesitates under moderate throttle. I don't know if there is a problem with the engine or the transmission. When gas prices shot up over $3/gallon, I admit that I would cheat from time to time with 89 octane gas instead of the 91 recommended. I recently added gas treatment to a full tank in hopes that dirty fuel injectors were to blame, but the problem is still there. It problem was really intermittent at first, but now it happens with increasing frequency.
Anyone else have any ideas?
#1438 of 2367 PLEASE HELP!!! A4 1.8 Quattro Horsepower and Lag problems
Nov 28, 2006 (6:59 pm)
PLEASE HELP if can... i own a 2001 audi a4 1.8 quattro..For sometime now i have been having horsepower and RPM problems with my car. There is no check engine light coming on or has it ever been on. The on dash computer display doesnt read out any problems to me. I start the car in the morning and i can feel it shaking and the RPMs struggle to stay above 1,000, so i give it a lil bit of gas. I look under the car while its shaking and i notice its the exhaust shaft actually shaking. Once the car is warm and comes to an idle, my problems are not noticeable anymore. Until i start moving do the problems occur. As i accelerate, whether its in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th gear, the car will speed up like normal then it will start lagging and lurching as if theres a clog or something. And once it gets past the lagging it feels like it catches and drives normal. i know its not the turbo lag. But if im driving at high speeds in 4th or 5th and need to slow down and down shift then accelerate again, it boggs then eventually gets back to normal. As im accelerating and the car is moving, the RPMs will start to rise but the cars horsepower goes no where..After a couple secs of acting up, it will start to drive normal again until i take off. A couple of people told me it might be a bad catalytic converter or an automatic choke..If anyone can help me please before i start throwing any money i dont have around that would be awesome..Thank You Brian
#1439 of 2367 '07 A4 Quattro Transmission Problems
Dec 01, 2006 (6:51 pm)
Just leased an '07 A4 Quattro Triptronic and are having problems in (Automatic mode) with the car bogging down (and lagging) in first and second gear and then pulls (almost jerks car). The shifting lags for at least a second before it spits you in the next gear. It is especially prevelant from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear. The car also shifts into 2nd gear and a second or two later it goes into 3rd gear. It is almost as if the transmission missed second gear entirely. Also, car is in 3rd gear by the time you even hit 15-20mph. Anyone know the problem could be?
#1440 of 2367 2002 A4 3.0 CVT [2tearsnabucket]
Dec 04, 2006 (9:55 am)
Here's an update on the problem I reported earlier. Audi issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) (service bulletin #0601, NHTSA item #10019108) on January 27, 2006 that is consistent with the behavior I've noticed over the past 1,000 miles:
VEHICLE SHUDDERS WHEN ACCELERATING AT 10 TO 50% THROTTLE FROM A STATIONARY POSITION, SOMETIMES WITH FLUCTUATING ENGINE SPEED. *TT
According to my technician, Audi recommends replacing the entire CVT transmission and updating the control logic with new firmware settings. If you are experiencing the same problems, you are well advised to get it repaired if the car is under warranty. I'm waiting on an estimate now, but I know it won't be pretty.
#1441 of 2367 Re: replaced engine-now must pay to fix new problem [chelle4]
Dec 05, 2006 (8:58 am)
I have a 2002 Audi A4 1.8T w/ 59,000 miles. The car broke down yesterday and let me sit on the side of the road. My mechanic says the engine looks like the oil has NEVER been changed, full of sludge! I never missed an Audi scheduled maitenance an and even had some additional oil changes done on my own. Now I am looking at a snapped timing belt, bent valves, and a cracked head. Will cost anywhere from 2-5K to repair. Or course, I am just out of warranty and the vehicle is a lease. So, the worst part is I dont even own it. I have to make the repairs and give it back to Audi. My mechanic said he lost 2 Audis to this same problem. This is clearly a known issue that Audi is not taking responsibility for. I will be contacting the attorney listed. Thank you so much for the information!!!! Good luck to all of you.
#1442 of 2367 Re: replaced engine-now must pay to fix new problem [mishboston]
Dec 05, 2006 (9:50 am)
"This is clearly a known issue that Audi is not taking responsibility for."
Well, maybe, maybe not. The odds on bet is that while you can prove that your oil was changed at the proper intervals, you probably cannot prove that the oil used was up to the minimum spec required by Audi.
A couple of years back (I'm thinking somewhere between 2002 and 2004) Audi retroactively changed their oil requirements for the 1.8T engine. The new requirements called for engine oil to meet the VW/Audi 502.00 oil spec (at the very minimum, 503.01 spec oil is far superior and absolutely what I would recommend). If your dealership didn't use that oil (and many didn't preferring instead to buy bulk/cheap Quaker State or Pennzoil crap) you might be able to coerce your dealership into putting a new engine in for you. Your oil-change receipts should show what kind of oil was used.
The other side of the coin is that if you used non-dealership oil change places and they didn't use oil that met the 502.00 oil standard, you are probably out of luck.
FWIW, 502.00 oil is typically a full synthetic oil (and the 503.01 is definitely a full synthetic such as Mobil 1 0W-40 or German made Castrol Syntec 0W-30) and the oil changes typically run from $60 up to about $100. If you were paying less than this, it is almost a guarantee that you had conventional oil in your oil pan.
#1443 of 2367 Re: 2006 A4 2.0 CVT [2tearsnabucket]
Dec 06, 2006 (11:34 am)
All I can say is I'm right there with you. I bought my A4 4 months ago, it had 63k on it at the time and I have to admit the transmission seemed alittle rough to start. It has gotten drastically worst over these last few months. I spill coffee on myself for the jolt from starting for stand still. Mine also roles back on hills, are you experiancing this? I have third party extended warranty and they want mechanic to tear it down. Here is the catch no one works on these transmissions. I have to pay myself for a used or new transmission. 6-8k. I'm not even sure this will fix the problem.