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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 335 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Audi A4

Engine not specified

81000 mi

US $1300
Brakes and rear rotors replaced. 

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2003 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

67580 mi

C $1400
Replace rear brake rotors. 
71300 mi

C $750
Winter tune-up resulted in front brakes, rotors, and disks being repaired/replaced.  

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

39000 mi brake booster vacuum pump mechanical failure 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

69000 mi

US $98
Excessive front brake squeal. Original pads were fine, at least 1/3 life left in them, but I replaced them and squeal stopped 90 percent. Suspect RF caliper is hanging up. Continue to monitor. 
89000 mi

US $175
Noticed front rotors delaminating. Replaced all 4 rotors. 
99000 mi

US $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

53000 mi

US $400
Rear brake pads shot; replaced pads & rotors 

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2002 Audi A4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

53000 mi

US $600
Replace rear brakes - pads and rotors, also oil change and cabin filter change - routine maintenance 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

65720 mi

C $450
rear brake pads & rotors replacement 
82460 mi

C $800
Rear brake ABS sensor became loose due to rust & corrosion and both left & right had to be replaced.  

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2001.5 Audi A4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

60000 mi

US $180
Front Brake pads and rotors replaced around 59,000 miles. Did the work myself, no issues. The wear indicator worked as designed, illuminating the brake pad light when the pad thickness was below the minimum allowed. Rotors were at the low end of allowa 

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2001 Audi A4

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $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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2000 Audi A4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

41000 mi

US $350
brake pad fell off 

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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brake Problems

2803 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Audi A4 / S4 / RS4. 238 of these members (8.5%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 292 brake repairs to Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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