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#1645 of 2367 Re: my car suddenly stop while driving_audi A4 3.0 v6 2003 [floral4u]
Oct 22, 2007 (10:47 am)
I lease a 2007 A4 2.0T Quattro with only 5,400 miles on it. As I write this I am waiting for the tow truck to tow me to the dealership. This will be the third time with the EPC problem. Last time they replaced the electrical harness (a $1300 part approx. and they had the car for 2 weeks so mega $$ for labor and rental car...but I'm covered under my warranty). This time I am suggesting they replace the computer. After that, I'm getting a lawyer and proceeding with a lemon law case. Yes, it is a serious problem. I never know when this problem will happen and fear I will be in some really crazy situation because of it...like when I got stuck on the side of the freeway recently! When the EPC light comes on I can still drive it but it only goes 25 mph...any higher and the engine revs and refuses to accelerate.
#1646 of 2367 Re: A4 1.8 TURBO ISSUE [tipitip]
Oct 27, 2007 (1:04 pm)
I have only 56k miles. I had a dash signal not knowing what it represented come over the dash. I checked everything including the oil. When I did it was almost out. This car has given me nothing but problems. I will not buy another sudi either or advice anyone else to do so.
#1647 of 2367 Stereo System
Oct 27, 2007 (1:07 pm)
My car would not crank and had to get a jump. I determined that I may have been battery. I replaced it. Now my radio will not play and all it say on the screen is "SAFE". What does that mean and if anyone know what has happen. I do not have an hand book and do not seem to can get one to find out my problem alone. HELP!!!!!
#1648 of 2367 Re: Stereo System [fwesley]
Oct 28, 2007 (1:07 pm)
If you stop by your nearest Audi dealer with your VIN number they can provide you with the code to re-activate the radio. This is an anti-theft feature and you will need to provide proof of ownership to receive the code.
#1649 of 2367 Re: A4 1.8 TURBO ISSUE [fwesley]
Oct 28, 2007 (1:08 pm)
OK, let me understand this. Your let your vehicle run dry and somehow it's the vehicles fault? Whatever.....
Oct 28, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Given all the serious problems listed on this site, this one sems trivial. My son has an '04 A4 turbo quattro. Tail light has burned out. Owner's manual says take it to the dealer. I did see a series of photos on a web site showing how the entire tail ight assembly needed to come out to teplace a bulb. Lots of potential for expensive damage.
Assuming that one is of less than average mechanical ability, is this something to leave to a dealer despite that it will probably cost $50 to replace a $2.50 light bulb.
#1652 of 2367 Audi A4 Oil Problem?
Nov 05, 2007 (12:04 am)
I have a 2004 A4 1.8T (79,000 mi.)which is now sitting as upon completion of a 2.5 hour drive the check engine and oil light went on and the engine began sounding a bit like a diesel engine. I immediately parked and it needed 1.5 qts of oil to top it off, but other than that I have done nothing. It seems to be foolish to drive 6 miles it to the dealer. Would this be indicative of the sludge problem that this engine has been having, or something else?
#1653 of 2367 Re: Audi A4 Oil Problem? [dunlapjim]
Nov 05, 2007 (3:49 am)
It's possible. How often have you had the oil changed and what kind of oil have you used???
#1654 of 2367 Re: Audi A4 Oil Problem? [dunlapjim]
Nov 05, 2007 (4:24 am)
YES, that is exactly what happen to our A4. TOW it to the dealer and contact Audi Customer Relations ASAP.