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Audi A4, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#5 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [chocolate_bill]
Oct 17, 2008 (1:00 pm)
I've had similar problems with my 2005 A-4...(towed twice in the last three months and three of the six coils replaced thus far). I have tried, to no avail, to have Audi replace the remaining 3 coils. It is my understanding from one of the Audi service reps that there is an ongoing issue with the coils and it tends to start after the 30000 mile servicing. I have a few more months on my 4 year warranty and only 38000 miles on the car. I guess Audi would rather pay for continued towings?? My car is currently "missing" which is how I know a coil will probably "go". I had the car in yesterday in an effort to prevent that, but they wouldn't (they say "couldn't") replace a coi until the "check engine" light comes on.
I will never, never buy an Audi again. I hope you have better luck!!!
#6 of 87 Audi Coils-all engines
Oct 21, 2008 (10:04 am)
BEWARE: Audi, a car company dedicated to "Truth in Engineering" cannot even get coils right. Just a winding of wires that has been around since the 1920's Audi technical experts just cannot come up with a long lasting performing coils for many of their motors leaving owners holding the expensive bag for repairs when out of guarantee.. I hop you got Bosh coils as they are a better produced car part. DO NOT OWN AN AUDI WITHOUT A GUARANTEE. It will drive you to the poor house. Audi's reputation is not as solid as they pretend it is. Eventually this will bite them in the sales department as, already, the rate of repeat buyers is low for a car company that barely sells 100,000 vehicles a year in the world's larget car market. You did well by not taking the car to an Audi dealer. Just call as ask for an estimate on coil replacement. Good luck.
#7 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [chocolate_bill]
Oct 28, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I have an '02 A4 3.0 with 90+k miles and perfect service records. In the last year, the dealer has replaced ALL ignition coils twice (second time under parts warranty). Unfortunately, the car is acting up again just like the previous times where I lose all power on the freeway. Dealer has the car trying to figure ot out as I told them I won't take it back until they figure out the problem--not fix the symptoms. Something else must be causing this. Any ideas?
#8 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [paulg1946]
Oct 30, 2008 (10:12 am)
I have a 2005 A4 1.8T 33K miles. In the last 5 months 2 window regulators and 2 coil went bad. The car is in the shop right now. I asked them to replace all coils as there seem to be quality problem. I was told it is not possible, they can only replace failed parts. My warranty is running out in 2 months. I have owned this car for 9 months now. Had it in the shop every second moth... my other car is a Toyota with 60K miles I have never had it in the shop for other than regular maintenance.
I wonder why a company that positions itself in the luxury category cannot make cars that are a little more reliable? These are problems with parts that have been around for a long time. Buy AUDI only with warranty... you can take mine... still have 2 months
#9 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [ramonc]
Nov 06, 2008 (11:35 am)
I have a 2005 A4 Ultrasport with aftermarket upgrades. My car has 33,000 miles and its warranty just expired two weeks ago. I had my car at Audi for maint. on the day the warranty was going to expire.
Low and behold, two weeks later (11/02/08) i was driving home one evening and i lost power and my car started to shake. Thank god, I know people in the industry. I have a friend who has a speed shop, hooked my car up to the computer and it indicated coils 2 and 4 are bad. I love it when a car can tell you what's wrong.
The coil replacement is easy...pop off and pop back in. The coils cost about $40.00 each. So its not that bad. I was worried that it may be something more serious.
Its not that bad. Audi makes wonderful cars.
As with all cars, you need to try to get to know your car, and be able to attempt to do simple repairs on it.
Now, I know that this will be a problem in about 20,000 miles again, but is no big deal. My car takes care of me and I will take care of it.
Nov 06, 2008 (2:15 pm)
My '06 A4 2.0T, Q just got a new igintion coil today. The car only has 18K miles, I think this beats all of the above. This happened 3 days after I got my early 25K service and 15 miles later I started the car and it started to shake violently and then the check engine light started flashing and stayed on permanently. It took my dealer all day to find the problem although the computer said there was a problem in cylinder 4 right away. Good thing its a lease, this thing is going back as soon as the lease is over. And I don't think I will be getting another Audi soon. This was my 2nd one. Love the cars, too many problems. Although, I must say service has been very good, but it gets annoying to visit the dealer every other month.
#11 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [sdsun]
Dec 02, 2008 (7:10 am)
sdsun - Sounds like I have the same car as yours but a year older. My problem is that when I am idle, at a stop sign or light, the car's RPMs start to hiccup - every 5 seconds it goes low, car shakes and feels like its going to die, and then jumps up again to a normal idle. Looks like its going to cost me 125 bucks just to go to audi to have them diagnose the problem.
I already had 1 ignition coil go a year ago. Is this probably another?
If it is, my dad is a mechanic and wants to fix this himself instead of me paying an arm and a leg to have audi do it. You make it sound easy to complete yourself... Can you message me or email me the directions on how you did yours?
#12 of 87 Re: Audi Coils-all engines [AudiA404]
Dec 02, 2008 (11:31 am)
Sorry to hear about your coil problem. I would be more than happy to assist you. I have a great mechanic who works on Audi Porsche and VW. Don't go to the dealer. they are idiots.
The coils are easy to fix. They pop in and out. So easy I could do it. Much easier than changing a tire.
Get back to me and we can figure out how to connect.
Dec 29, 2008 (7:22 pm)
I was coming back home to FL yesterday from NC. On I 95, all of a sudden my car started shaking... spent the night in georgia, next day went to Advanced Auto Parts, they did a free diagnostic computer check, and i had a Misfire cylinder, first checkd if it was the spark plug, it was good.. than checkd the ignition coil... and that was the problem... bought a new one for 37$, popped the old one out put the new one in, done. problem solved...
at first i was worried if it was something more serious, but then i thot its most likely one of cylinders are out becuase the car can still drive but it shakes and its hard....
finally home and the cars running better than ever.. easy fix.
#14 of 87 Re: Problems with Audi A4 Ignition Coils [wuzup]
Jan 12, 2009 (2:57 pm)
I also have a 2005 A4 1.8T 33K miles.
My passenger window regulator went bad -- So I brought it in to have it serviced. My warranty had JUST expired a day prior, but they were nice enough to extend it to cover the repair, as well as a 35k service.
They fixed the window -- but whatever bonehead they had do the repair, forgot to re-attach the door latch so I could no longer open the door from the inside.
After the holidays, as I was about to bring the car in again -- My engine suddenly won't turn-over.
I had it towed, and was informed that the Ignition Coil #4 shorted and melted the connector. They replaced the coil and repaired the wire.
The parts were $97, but the labor was over $500 -- Due to the fact that they had to run a system diagnosis on the car, and bypass my aftermarket stereo.
I pitched a bitch and they knocked some $$ of the labor. But here's the kicker -- I get back into my car and the passenger door STILL won't open!