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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

2537 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Audi A4 / S4 / RS4. 335 of these members (13.2%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 218 brakes and traction control repairs to Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

44% of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 3499 repairs.

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 266 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Audi A4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
5000 0 Brakes were making a clunking noise when in use. All calipers and pad were replaced at 2000 miles. Had someone from Audi look at it. 
14000 0 Car is still at the dealer. This seems to be a braking issue. But the dealer still can't pinpoint the cause and solution. 
 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 3000    
17000 0 Traction control seems to set off ABS when going over select speed bumps, contrary to road conditions, occasionally causing temporary loss of control of vehicle. 
19000 0 Same exact problem as previous trip; this time, technician from Audi of America looked at vehicle. Could not replicate problem, proclaimed the vehicle was operating within Audi specs and ordered the vehicle returned to me without repair. 
 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 25000    
34000 0 Brake warning light intermittant. 
106000  

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2002.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 90000    
98000 240 Traction control light came on and dealer identified as brake light sensor being bad. Cruise control would work on and off. Brake light sensor replaced and originally installed incorrectly faulting the brake pressure sensor. Dealer fixed both issues 
 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 82000    
87000 725 Flushed and bled brake fluid 
90000  
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 34000    
39000 0 brake booster vacuum pump mechanical failure 
 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 67000    
99000 400 Parking brake cable seized. Replaced both cables. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced from dragging brakes. Replaces front brake rotors and pads due to rust on defective aftermarket rotor. 
 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 170000    
195000 600 Emergency Brake cable repaired 
 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 60760    
82460 800 Rear brake ABS sensor became loose due to rust & corrosion and both left & right had to be replaced.  
 

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2001 Audi A4

Engine not specified

Audi A4 in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 103000    
104000 300 ABS and ESP light appeared - signaling a bad brake system sensor switch, which deactivated the ABS/ESP system. Seems fine now. 
 

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