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#1727 of 2367 Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4
Feb 07, 2008 (9:49 am)
I purchased my 2007 A4 3.2 in Dec 2006. I had 21,000 problem free miles until Dec 13, 2007. The engine light came on. Dealer said it was random misfire codes and they rebooted software. Dec 26 engine light came on. There was an internal short in coil 2 and 3 cylinders and ignition coil replaced. Dec 27, car died and Roadside Assistance thought it was acceptable to leave me stranded for 2 hours in a dangerous location. Diagnosed with internal short in low fuel pressure sender and that was replaced. Jan 2 engine light came on. Car was at the dealer for 12 days. Per a recall notice from Audi, exhaust valves replaced. Jan 24 engine light came on. Car has been at the dealer since then. Now oil, which was replaced, clogging fuel injectors which have been replaced. I was told by "expert" Audi tech brought in to diagnose car that only 1 other A4 in the country identified with same problems. No guarantee that problem is fixed. Next step is to replace the heads if check engine light comes on again. Dealer has been excellent! Best dealer I have ever dealt with on a car purchase or car problem. I believe, however, Audi corporation has sold me a lemon in this car. Anyone else with this problem? Any suggestions? Thanks.
Feb 07, 2008 (9:57 am)
See my problem in message #1727. Need suggestions.
#1729 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 07, 2008 (10:37 am)
This situation doesn't look great. Hope they can sort the car out, but if I were you, I'd start gathering up all the lemon law information relevant to your state. Your list of failures borders on the dismal. This is not acceptable for a new car.
#1730 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 07, 2008 (3:26 pm)
Thanks. My state's lemon law is one of the worst in the nation. It only covers problems up to 12,000 miles or 1 year.
#1731 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
Feb 09, 2008 (10:38 am)
Your dealership is not great. They are lying to you. Audi has had a problem with oil sludge in their engines and they supposedly fixed the problem. If you go online you will find over 1,000 people who are either suing Audi or fighting with them to get their vehicles fixed. My car is older than yours, but I have the 2002 A4 and Audi had to replace my engine because of the oil sludge. They knew that there was a problem, but tried to make me feel that I had done something wrong until I found the information for myself online. I absolutely love my car, however Audi does not stand behind their product and like other car makers they will say what they need to say to you to get past the recall time so that you as the consumer bear the cost of the repairs. I can honestly say that I don't know specifics regarding the 2007, but I will also say that I doubt your dealership is that wonderful. Do some research on your own about your specific make and model.
#1732 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [chelle4]
Feb 09, 2008 (10:54 am)
chelle4, while it is unfortunate that you suffered from the oil sludging issue with your 2002 A4 (I'm betting with the 1.8T engine), your comments have no bearing on the issues that utahjake is dealing with. The car in question has a 3.2 liter V6, an engine that is not known for sludging what-so-ever (unless the owner drives a HUGE number of miles without an oil change).
utahjake, contrary to what chelle4 is telling you, it sounds like your dealer is doing what they can to make you whole. Given the recent history of your car's troubles, it sounds like you're probably a candidate for a Lemon Law action (depending upon the rules in your state), however, if your dealer is still working in good faith to solve the issue, and has escalated it up to Audi corporate, I might be inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt and let them follow whatever next steps they have identified. You might also use your current troubles as a lever to get them to grant you an extended warranty (something that isn't at all unheard of in these instances).
Keep us posted on how you make out.
#1733 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [shipo]
Feb 09, 2008 (10:58 am)
Thanks for the info. My lemon law is the worst in the nation - covers up to 12,000 miles or 1 year whichever comes first. My research did show that the oil sludge problem is with the turbo engine. I'm still willing to work with the dealer. I have also contacted corporate.
#1734 of 2367 Re: Serious Engine Problem with 2007 A4 [utahjake]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 09, 2008 (12:05 pm)
Well give it a bit more time but if this onslaught of problems continues, get yourself an attorney and start "communicating" with Audi.
#1735 of 2367 Vibration - Front right wheel shaft???
Feb 11, 2008 (11:48 pm)
I have a 02 Audi A4 3.0 quattro - sports suspension 120k miles in Sacto. Took it to Tahoe over New Years weekend and soon after it developed a vibration. Vibration is strongest at 40 - 60 mph when accelerating and when climbing hills. Vibration is not on the steering wheel. At first it felt like it was coming from the left side but it may be from the right. Feels like a off balance tire but is not - checked it twice now. When yanking the wheel shaft the right side makes a sound (knocking like the shaft is loose). Lifted each side and ran the wheels.. when the right side is up and wheels are running a strong vibration comes from the wheels - does not happen on the left side. Boot seems to be fine. Almost certainly points to the wheel shaft - anyone had this problem before? My mechanic thinks this can be serviced? anyone has any luck with this? cant find the replacement part anywhere but the dealer $250. Help
#1736 of 2367 Re: Vibration - Front right wheel shaft??? [amand]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 13, 2008 (7:42 pm)
Service an axle you mean? Well by the time you busted it apart and checked it out you might as well just replace it for all that labor.