Last post on May 16, 2013 at 8:34 AM
You are in the Audi A4
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Audi A4, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
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#1969 of 2367 Re: 2004 Audi a4 problem [jabriangirls]
May 04, 2009 (7:45 am)
If your timing belt failed it may be the result of a faulty part as the service guide for the 1.8T requires change out at 100,000 miles. There has been an issue with these failing before recommended replacement time and the NHTSA has a data base and log on complaits and corrective actions against AudiUSA. Check the NHTSA website for your specific year and model. I might give you some leverage with the dealers.
#1970 of 2367 RE: ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE ... [hauschild1]
May 04, 2009 (7:50 am)
I bought my car new and have a couple of the same problems. I've had to replace the rear seat latch countless times as there is a rattle in the back seat that my dealership can't seem to fix. They keep connecting it to that latch... Also, I've had to replace the glove box for the same exact problem, and I've also had the engine grinding noise. Hopefully all will be corrected on the 18th, and will post back then.
Also, I say the extended warranty is a waste of money, however the quotes you got seem very high. I got a couple that ranged from 3-5k.
#1971 of 2367 Re: 2004 Audi a4 problem [mercops]
May 04, 2009 (12:32 pm)
I have the 2005+ Audi A4 and I noted recently that new literature on my model says to replace the timing belt at 75,000 miles.
#1972 of 2367 RE: ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE ... [hauschild1]
May 05, 2009 (7:29 am)
If your budget permits, trade it in on a newer used model. There may even be a new one the dealer wants to move. What year is your car? Maynot make sense if you owe way more than it's worth. Could go back to ford. The fusion sel awd is sweet and cheap.
#1973 of 2367 1999 A4 airbag question
May 07, 2009 (6:21 am)
I have a 1999 A4 qtro and the airbag light is on. i took it to a non-dealer repair guy and he told me the problem was in the seatbelt/sensor area. he quoted $575 to fix it. admittedly, i was dealing with a crying baby when we spoke, so i didnt get all the details. can anyone shed light on this repair quote....does it sound reasonable to replace what he is talking about? many thanks...
#1974 of 2367 Audi A4 year 2007 = Brake light goes on for approx 10 seconds when I turn t
May 06, 2009 (11:39 am)
When I turn my brake light goes on it start beeping like for 10 seconds then it turns off. I think that it happens when there is an inclination like a ramp such as a highway exit.
Car is an Audio A4 year 2007.
#1975 of 2367 Re: Audi A4 year 2007 = Brake light goes on for approx 10 seconds when I tu
May 07, 2009 (2:46 pm)
Check your fluid level in the brake reservoir. It certainly sounds like the low brake fluid warning; and it's being caused when the car is anything but level and the fluid shifts.
#1976 of 2367 Re: 02 1.8T quattro- Not rolling freely in cold weather [niteswmer2]
May 08, 2009 (9:18 am)
I also have a 2002 A4 1.8 Quattro. I used to live in the great white north (now in the deep south) and I experienced the same problems when it was cold. Gas mileage was bad and experienced same conditions as you note. I checked with several shops and owners and most have a similar experience. It appears that since the car is an "all-wheel" drive, it has two driveshafts, two differentials and all the associated CV joints and lubricants that MUST warm up through driving. The initial feeling of "the emeergency brake being on" will go away after the units heat up. I just went through a winter here in the south (if you can call it that, more like late spring) and noted that even on the coldest days (30-40 degrees) did not really notice the "sluggishness". One thing that you may want to look at is the fluid in the gearbox. Over a period of time (don't know if you had it changed in the 6 years you have the car), the fluid can thicken. Perhaps you can get it changed (not a real cost killer) and see if it makes a difference.
#1977 of 2367 Re: Audi A4 year 2007 = Brake light goes on for approx 10 seconds when I turn t [audia42007]
May 09, 2009 (1:00 am)
I have a 02 3.0 A4 and had same issue. mine has a small plastic piece in the tank that is the sensor. Their is also a small removable screen. It is possible to push the screen a bit too much so that it pushes the sensor down. Just pulling the screen out, wiggling the sensor and placing the screen back gently back resolved my issue. All the best.
#1978 of 2367 feedback on repair quote
May 19, 2009 (3:02 pm)
For my 2001 A4 2.8T v6 apparently some engine oil is leaking from the cam tension chain gasket. Since this is a v6 engine, the repair shop is claiming that both sides of the engine needs to be dismantled. (Pardon me if I am not making sense, I am repeating what the mechanic told me). He is quoting 10 hours of labor and parts for a total of approx $1200. We have already replaced the timing belt, hoses etc. less than 6k miles ago. I called the dealer and they quoted me approx $1645. So is $1200 reasonable?
Thanks in advance,