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Sep 06, 2008 (7:59 am)
I bouught my 2008 Audi A4 Quattro automatic in November 2007. It has a serious problem: It burns oil at a rate of 1 quart per 1000 miles. The oil level warning came on at 6000, 10000 and 14000 miles. Each time I had it checked at the dealer where it was purchased and was told each time that no leaks were found and that it was operating normally. They also measured the aforementioned burn off rate according Audi guidelines and informed me that it was "well within Audi specifications and no action is required." These engines are problematic and Audi knows it.
#1836 of 2367 Re: Burns oil [mas2008]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 06, 2008 (6:12 pm)
It's time to raise hell I'm afraid, while you still have the chance. This is not acceptable on a new car.
So you might ask the dealer: "Well, if it's not leaking, then it must be burning it, and if it burns 1 quart every 1000 miles, then you owe me an engine".
Or you might suggest to Audi that every Audi dealership have a banner in the window advertising those "specs".
#1837 of 2367 '08 Audi A4 Tire Pressure Light
Sep 07, 2008 (5:42 pm)
I have had my Audi A4 for 3 months with 2400 miles so far and today my Tire Pressure light went on. The tires look fine but I will be taking it to my local tire place tomorrow to check the PSI and adjust if need be. My question is how can I reset the TPMS if the light still does not go off after I adjust the PSI. Thanks for the help!
#1838 of 2367 Re: TRANSMISSION PROBLEM [antonio2012]
Sep 08, 2008 (7:20 am)
They don't want to risk opening up your transmission and take the warranty issues that come with it. The used tranny will be on you if it goes bad.
I have the same model and year with 137k miles. Would you mind telling how your tranny finally failed and at what mileage? What were the symptoms just before?
This will help me decide what to do with this car.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Sep 08, 2008 (12:06 pm)
I can't get my radio out of the safe mode. I have the code to get it working but I press the two buttons down and hold them (according to the book) and it won't release the safe mode to put the code in. Any help please.
#1840 of 2367 Re: TRANSMISSION PROBLEM [audiman5]
Sep 08, 2008 (2:56 pm)
when i go like in 3 or 4 gear, the car start to shake a little bit (no matter if the car is in automatic or with the triptronic).
The slippage occurs in either of two situations: 1) during slight acceleration (feathering-in the gas pedal) on upward inclines without initiating a downshift (which I consider an engine lugging situation), and 2) during slight acceleration immediately after deceleration at 50-60 mph range. The slippage does not occur hard acceleration. No fault lights (red or yellow) are lit and VAG-COM scanning shows no DTC faults in any controller. Also on cold starts it won shift normally
the other day the car start to make i extrange noise and i saw smoke coming out of the engine, and that was when the mechanical told me that it was a bad trasmission pump. all that with less than 65K (i don't know for sure if the mileage was trick or something, but the car belong to a woman before me that claim she almost didn't used it )
the mechanic told me that the torque converter it's ok, but the transmission pump not, other option that i have it's to buy a used (in good shape) transmission pump, what do you thing??
#1841 of 2367 Re: Premium to Regular gas causes knocking/check engine light [jcallan2000]
Sep 11, 2008 (4:40 pm)
If a person runs 87 Octane in a vehicle that requires 91 Octane, the engine should not ping because the built-in computer should retard the timing. I own a Nissan Maxima that requires 93 Octane. I have run reg gas (87 Octane). The engine never pings. The only negative would be the performance and the Oxygen sensor may be damaged. The best advice I have been told was to use reg gas every other tank full. The only reason I believe an Audi may ping is because the motor is a turbo.
#1842 of 2367 Re: Radio Problem [audishark]
Sep 18, 2008 (2:20 am)
Are there a lot problems with these cars? My friend suggested to me once rather than get a new car you could get 5-6 year old luxury car. Like you can a used Jaguar S Class or Audi A6 thats 5-6 years old cheaper than something like a new Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. But there are so many problems with these cars. I told him these cars have electrical problems and he's like it would cost $1,000 which shouldn't be a big problem. I would rather have a car that is reliable like a Lexus, Acura, or Infiniti than some luxury Car from Germany or England. I don't even know if Mercedes or BMW are any more reliable than a VW product.
#1843 of 2367 Re: Burns oil [mas2008]
Sep 21, 2008 (6:04 pm)
I have a 2007 A4 2.0T with the same problem. Burn about 1 quart every 2000 miles since the first 3000 miles of use. I have 9400 miles on the car. The problem is with the PCV valve which tends to fail, thus allowing the high pressure from the intake manifold to leak into the crankcase when the turbo is activated. At 8625 miles I have installed Audi's redesigned PCV valve assembly (It is called a PCV pump by Audi/VW). I have observed no oil burning since. The part cost $75 and there is an hour labor involved. I am trying to get re-inbursed by Audi. We shall see. Ay least the oil loss stopped. It is not really "burning", but venting from the pressurized crankcase. You also are lowering your performance, because leaking from the intake to the crankcase reduces turbo pressure from the 0.9 BAR design point.
#1844 of 2367 Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4
Sep 24, 2008 (7:58 am)
I am really interested in buying this certified 2006 Audi A4 that I saw last weekend at a dealer's lot. I test drove it and the final offer from dealer is 23,900 + TTL
Specs: 2006 Audi A4 (registered Sept 2006)
2.0T Automatic Quattro
It is certified upto 6yrs/100,000 miles.
Is this a good deal and how is the reliability of this car? Can I trust the Audi certified warranty?