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#23 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [damourer]
Sep 19, 2009 (9:23 am)
The Break down:
My Audi A4 1.8T 2004 started shaking and slowed down my way back from work.
I pulled over and called Audi Dealership they told me to tow the car to service center right away and not to try to drive it further.
As expected one of the 4 ignition coils was misfiring (I could also smell gasoline from my car's exhaust). I had extended warranty on my Audi so the diagnostic/labor/repair was covered and i only had to pay some deductible. I did that but i had read online in different forums that if one coil goes out other will follow within a month and I also got similar feedback from service manager at Audi dealership.
Repair and expenses
So i paid for 1/2 hour extra labor and for rest of the coil from my pocket as warranty would only for cost associated with the replacement of bad one.
All in all it cost me around $240 (Includes 3 addition coils($36 a piece), 1/2 hour labor and extended warranty deductible)
Thanks for reading, hope it helps.
#24 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [audia42004]
Oct 09, 2009 (8:13 am)
Seems like VW and Audi still has a design defect if these coils are going bad in other year models and before 100,000 miles. Generally speaking for all car manufacturers, there is an individual coil for each cylinder mounted directly on top of the spark plug. This design completely eliminates the high tension spark plug wires for even better reliability. Most of these systems are designed to last over 100,000 miles, which cuts down on maintenance costs. I have an '04 A4 Quattro 1.8L Turbo and one of my coils shorted out and my car sputtered and check engine light flashed just like everyone else is saying. This happened at 62,000. The labor was covered under warranty to replace all of them, but I had to pay for the parts which was around $36 each coil. Including the towing, it was a $357 total...this after I had just had it in for 60k service last week. I think it is a good idea for car owners to chat and compare - so thanks to anyone who takes the time to do this. This might be the only way we can keep the manufacturers in check.
Oct 30, 2009 (11:34 am)
Hey, I've been in the other forum for Maint and Repairs. Just saw this thread here. My 4th coil pack in ten months failed yesterday; took my Audi in today (A4 2005 1.8 Quattro). Yes, I was told there is a recall pending for my Audi. And they have an "exception" to do the fix in advance if people come in w/ failed coils. So, allegedly, they replaced all my suspect coils under the original warranty, long since expired. Nothing out of pocket. Woo Hoo! (As a rule of thumb, if a certain car part gets its own discussion thread on Edmunds, they should probably issue a recall.)
#27 of 87 2006 Q7 Ignition Coil Problems
Nov 22, 2009 (9:17 pm)
I just got a notice that I am suppose to take my car in for an ignition coil inspection two days before I am going on a road trip. My local audi dealer knows nothing about it and says don't worry about it. Have any Q7 owners had ignition coils fail yet?
#28 of 87 Re: after market coils? [darryl145]
Nov 25, 2009 (3:20 pm)
Ok there is a re-call on the ignition coils for fost of all A4's . Free of charge.
#29 of 87 Okay to drive with ignition coil problem?
Nov 29, 2009 (10:22 am)
This could be a really stupid question, but is it okay to drive once this ignition coil problem has reared its ugly head? I was 5 minutes on the road in my A4 today and it became hard to shift and the engine felt like it was seizing. I pulled over and the car was running very rough in neutral. The engine light came on. My question is if it's bad for the car to drive it to the dealership, or if it's better to have it towed. Thanks for all the helpful info in this forum. I was afraid there was something terribly wrong, but this seems to be a common issue (hence the recall). Thanks!
#30 of 87 Re: Okay to drive with ignition coil problem? [arader]
Dec 01, 2009 (11:36 am)
Are there still problems in new A4s? For the first time ever I took interest in an Audi, and in an A4, and I read these things
#31 of 87 ignition coils- aldi will pay
Dec 01, 2009 (1:26 pm)
Aldi is now making a recall and will fix the ignition coil problem or reimburse you if you had the fixed already.
#32 of 87 Audi used.
Dec 11, 2009 (3:31 pm)
I want to buy a used Audi.I have owned Nissan ,ford ect..I am a Vehicle tech in the Forces. What is up with the coil proplem that I keep reading? I have had only one coil go on a car in my whole life and I am 50.Why do the coils fail every few months on the A 4, I want to buy 2002-2006?Can you buy a coil that will last for years?It still does not make sence?