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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brake Problems

2597 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Audi A4 / S4 / RS4. 203 of these members (7.8%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 244 brake repairs to Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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

Chart based on 4104 repairs.

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 276 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 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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   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   Noticed front rotors delaminating. Replaced all 4 rotors. 
99000   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   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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