Last post on May 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM
You are in the Audi A4
What is this discussion about?
Audi A4, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1879 of 2367 Re: Burns oil [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:38 pm)
My 2007 A4 has been burning / consuming oil since it was new. The oil light has gone on 4 times. The PVC Valve has been repaired twice. I am now going through a second oil consumption study.
Is anyone aware of a consumer that has been successful using state lemon law rules to get out from owning an A4 with this quality problem. I am shocked that Audi and my dealership (in MN) is not standing behind this vehicle and making it right or replacing it.
Disappointed in Audi.
#1880 of 2367 Re: Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4 [tom204]
Jan 06, 2009 (8:20 pm)
My 2005+ Audi A4 doesn't burn oil, but I was wondering if one can just use any major brand of synthetic oil that's advertised as for European cars. I had not known that some types were for European cars, but I noticed this wording on a few brands at the local Pep Boys. I know that Audi says the oil needs to meet a particular VW spec., but didn't see this mentioned on any oil stocked there.
#1881 of 2367 Re: Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4 [eddie650]
Jan 07, 2009 (5:27 am)
Oils should meet a VW spec in the 504 or something like that range. It has changed over the years but if you look at a label on Mobil 1 0W-40 you'll see it. That oil is the most generally available that does meet the spec and I have been using it for years in my 2004 A4 1.8T. WalMart usually has it but AutoZone, Pep Boys etc... also typically stock it.
#1882 of 2367 Re: Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4 [rowlandj]
Jan 07, 2009 (7:19 pm)
Thanks. With my A4 coming off warranty service soon I figure I'll get my oil changes outside the Audi dealership. The local Goodyear dealer said they don't do the synthetic oil changes, but they will do it for me if I supply them with the synthetic oil.
#1883 of 2367 Re: Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4 [eddie650]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:21 pm)
If your going that route be sure to either provide the large oil filter specified for that car or ensure they use the right one. There are smaller filters that will fit but that engine needs the large filter for capacity and cooling. Without the proper oil filter and the synthetic oil it a pretty sure bet that sludge will form in your engine.
#1884 of 2367 Re: Looking to buy 2006 Audi A4 [eddie650]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 07, 2009 (8:36 pm)
PLEASE---buy your oil filters from AUDI
#1885 of 2367 Wiper blade issues - Ice accumulation
Jan 09, 2009 (9:58 am)
Have a 2008 A4, problem w/ ice accumulating on the wiper blades when driving in snowy weather. Heavy snow today in Wisconsin - had to stop twice, driving less than 5 miles, to clear ice from the blades. Running the front window defrost on high and cleaned out the area adjacent to the hood --- with continued problems.
When ice accumulates on the blades, snow and water accumulate on the window - causing visibility problems. Called my InternationalAuto Audi service department - no other customers with similar problems and no suggestions.
Any ideas / thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
#1886 of 2367 Re: Wiper blade issues - Ice accumulation [steveatkfp]
Jan 12, 2009 (9:21 am)
Live in Minn. and had similar experience with 2002, A4. Found that too much heat causes snow to melt, ice up and stick to the blades. Tried running with minimum window defrost and most times snow does not stick to window, it just blows off as it doesn't get a chance melt and then freeze, unless its the wet heavy stuff which does build up at times. Then I usually stop, Prestone spray window de-icer from the can and seems to do the trick. Also, are you using a good name brand windshield washer fluid or the cheap stuff. Good brands will also help and the cheaper ones are usually no help in the problem as they tend to make it worse. Does your model have the windshield washer fluid heater? If it does, see if the fluid is spraying out warm or cold. Other than that not much else to offer.
#1887 of 2367 CEL on Audi A4 3.0 Quattro
Jan 15, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I am having some problems with my 2004 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro and was wondering if someone could give me some feedback.
I was out of town for a week and upon my return, found my car would not start. I did have someone at home drive it a couple of times while I was gone but they said they had no troubles. I tried to restart my car the next day since it was very cold the previous night but again, it was hesitant to start. I tapped the gas a couple of times while turning the ignition and it finally started; I haven't had any problems starting it since.
My check engine light is on. Someone suggested it could be clogged fuel injectors, so I got a bottle of Techron and put it in the tank. I drove about a quarter tank of gas and the car ran fine, however, my oil needs changed and since the check engine light is on, I'm very hesitant to drive an entire tank of gas.
I turned the car on again this evening for awhile and noticed a strong scent of gasoline, I believe coming from the front of the car. I've had continuous problems with the dealership near me and don't want to take my car in and be charged hundreds of dollars for nothing, so I was wondering if someone has had similar problems and what remedied the situation.
#1888 of 2367 Re: Burns oil [haagd]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:50 am)
I have an audi a4 turebo with 19,000 miles and have had an issue with it burning oil also, but when asked about it, they said because of the turbo it will burn some oil. Anyway, I have gotten regular maintenance done on it and added oil if it is low. But 2 weeks ago I had the maintenance light come on that it is time for service. I took my car to audi spoke with the service department and they said it is to earlier for oil change/maintenance and they reset the maintenace light (this also happened at 10,000 miles). 3 days ago I started the car and the "no oil pressure indicator" came on and a tapping in the engine occurred. I shut it off, checked the oil level (within the accepted levels) and I am waiting for audi to pick the car up today. ( I flew out for work, the day after this occurred, that is why I haven't had them look at it yet). It sounded like it was coming from the camshaft, not down low by the connecting rod. Either way, it does not sound good at all. I'm curious to see what they say. I will keep you posted.