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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (4%)

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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 349 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

6000 mi Rear brakes are making loud screeching noises when braking at low speeds. 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

44000 mi

US $325
Rear brake pads were worn to almost the replacement thickness; I elected to have them replaced. This was not warranty work, nor was it included in the mntce package "Audi Advantage" 
16000 mi Excessive metal grinding/screeching noise occurred when the car begin to roll from a stop. No problem was diagnosed. 
18000 mi The car continued to make excessive metal grinding sounds beyond normal disc brake noise. The shop sand blasted the rotors and after 1k miles the rotors are starting to make squeaking noises again but not at the same excessive noise level. 
20000 mi Vehicle still has the same issue. At random once every month or so the brakes begin a loud grinding noise. This noise occurs without using the brakes. 
25000 mi

US $160
Premature worn out of brake pads and rotors. First replaced at 15k. 8k later already down to 4 mm and rotors are warped. 
33300 mi

US $660
Replace front brakes again after 18000 miles. Brakes wear out prematurely 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

18000 mi Brakes squeak 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

45500 mi

US $300
Rear rotor had worn off 
50000 mi

US $800
Brake pads and rotors replaced. 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

136000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear brake pads and torn brake piston boots. 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

39680 mi

C $200
Replace front break pads. 
52000 mi

US $850
Front brake rotor and pad replacement 
55000 mi

US $400
Routine maintenance, rear brake rotors and pads 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

40000 mi

US $200
change rear brake pads 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

20000 mi Front Rotor and Pads needed to be changed (some due to track time) normal wear 
24000 mi Front brakes were squealing. Disc and rotors were replaced under a TSB. 
32000 mi

US $900
Pads and rotors changed. 
2000 mi Brakes would squeal extremely loud when the weather would get cold. I found out this was common and there was a TSB on the issue. I called my dealer and they replaced the pads (and possibly some other parts) in a day. Problem fixed. 
20000 mi Squealing brakes at low speed, easy stop. 
30000 mi

US $325
Squealing front brakes & worn pads. 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

21000 mi Squealing brakes 
113000 mi

US $240
Bosch ABS module working intermittently. Had ABS module repaired and installed by a local shop. Module was installed without having to remove the left front wheel. 
3400 mi There was a loud rattle coming from the front end caused by broken caliper springs. The solution was to replace all the front caliper springs. TSB # 2030704/1 
22000 mi

US $1065
Brakes were squealing, mechanic said something was lodged between pad an rotor and caused a groove in rotor 
35300 mi Bad brake squeal when low-speed braking. Brakes continued to squeak after March visit. Audi of America replaced both front rotors as good will under warranty. Problem is resolved! 
36700 mi

US $200
replaced pads and rotors 

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2011 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

65000 mi

US $1000
Break pads on front and rear were worn and needed to be replaced 

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2011 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

5000 mi Electro-mechanical Parking Brake failed. Warning light came on instrument panel, parking brake stopped working completely. A complete new electronic switch assembly was installed after they sent the failed switch to Germany for inspection. 
700 mi Electronic parking brake episodically difficult to release. Problem fixed.  

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2011 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

13020 mi Front discs replaced under warranty. 
30000 mi Noticed loud metal to metal squeak in the brakes once temperature fell below 40 deg F, when light pressure was applied to the brakes at slow speed. Original advice was to keep brakes hotter, but myown research found a TSB for the issue. Dealer verified TSB and ordered parts, starting with new caliper slides and grease, then determined front brakes should be replaced due to pitting in the rotors. Replaced rotors, calipers, and pads in front, and grease in back. 2 visits. 
26000 mi Replaced pads, rotors. 
8075 mi TSB for brake squeal during light application of brakes during cold weather or when the brakes are still cool. Dealer replaced front rotors, pads and caliper slides. 
29760 mi

C $902
Brake Fluid flush. 

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2010 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

100000 mi

US $3800
Brakes front and back 
57500 mi

US $1800
Replace front pads and rotors 
33000 mi

US $700
worn brake pads and rotors 

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2010 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

26840 mi

€400
Braking discs cracked 
31000 mi Brake disk damaged 

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2010 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

32000 mi This was a 35,000 mile service, plus the front brakes needed to be replaced 
39300 mi

US $700
brakes 

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2010 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

19000 mi Hi pitched "screech" when brakes applied at low sipped. High pitch squeal at low speed 
20000 mi Returned for the third time due to squealing front brakes. Also experienced some vibration when braking from high speed. 
15000 mi replacement of front pads and rotors under warranty for squealing noises 
14000 mi As well as for front brake squeak, which also has a TSB. Parts on backorder. 
7000 mi Loud brake squeal in cold temperatures. No fix from Audi. 
8000 mi Brake squeal. Pads removed, chamfered and reinstalled. 
46500 mi

C $100
Right rear electronic parking brake motor malfunctioned 
42000 mi

US $650
Front and rear pads 
65000 mi

US $100
Pads and rotors replacement 
38000 mi Dealer replaced front brake pads, rotors and brackets as part of a TSB to fix annoying low speed brake squeal at temperatures below 40 degrees F. 
11000 mi Brake noise/squeal when making slow stops. Front pads and rotors replaced per AOA communication with dealer. Car had multiple warning lights and went into "safe" mode. Car was towed. ABS pump replaced. ABS faults reset. 
71000 mi

US $450
Needed new front rotors and pads 
108300 mi

US $100
Full brake service 
125000 mi

US $1800
brake pads and rotors 
1200 mi Driver's side rear outer brake pad had to be replaced (free of charge). A portion of the pad adhered to the rotor, approx a 1/2 inch wide area in the center of the swept area, was not making contact with the pad surface as a result. 

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2010 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

83000 mi

US $1300
Front and rear brakes wore out for the first time at 83000 miles. 
19700 mi Had squealing brakes in temps under 40 degrees F. Found out there was a TSB for this and asked the dealer to perform the TSB on my car. Replaced pads rotors and caliper carriers ordered at last trip. 

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2009 Audi A4

turbocharged 4-cylinder CVT 2WD

14260 mi New discs and brake pads 
19220 mi Very squeaky brakes since pad and disc replacement. Was told that pads were glazed and was skimmed. Stopped for a week and squeaks returned. Also cluck from left front wheel when reversing and then applying footbrake. Was told related. 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

43680 mi

C $500
worn front pads and disks 
79360 mi

C $1500
Brake pad sensor 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

17500 mi

US $275
brake pads warning came on. front brake pads had to be replaced 
31000 mi

US $700
Brake Pads, Rotors, and 2 new tires 
5000 mi 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 mi 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

17000 mi 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 mi 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. 
52080 mi

C $650
Replaced Front and Back Rotors and Pads 
48700 mi

US $1050
Brake pads were almost worn out. The dealer asked for $650 to replace 2 front brake pads and rotors. Belle Tire asked for $350 for the same. They replaced the brake pads and rotors, but used 3rd party parts that did not work very well. Belle Tire used bad quality brake pads. We had to take the car back for replacement with OEM parts. They charged us another 350 for that. In total we ended paying up more than the dealer was charging for. 
35500 mi

US $300
New brake pads installed. 
72000 mi

US $1000
Replace brakes for the second time in less than 75K miles 
28520 mi

C $900
Needed new pads and rotors 
59000 mi

US $85
Broken caliper causing loud banging noise when braking in reverse (after having been driven forward). 
56000 mi air in brake lines. mechanical bleed did not work, brakes we manually bled and problem corrected. 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

73780 mi brakes squeal 
116000 mi

US $800
Replaced front brake pads and rotors. Never have replaced rear. 
137700 mi

US $400
Replace rear brakes 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

25000 mi

US $170
Parking brake malfunction light on. Replaced parking brake module by dealer, part of original warranty. 
53280 mi

C $2400
Front brakes worn and we're replaced. Replaced the front pad and rotors 

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2009 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

6000 mi Slight shimmy when driving between 35 and 45 MPH 
99000 mi

US $800
New rotors, pads and calipers 

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2008 Audi S4 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

40500 mi

C $2000
Brake replacement 
64300 mi

US $600
Replaced rear brake pads 

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2008 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

35000 mi Replaced rear pads and rotors. 

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2008 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

75000 mi

US $1000
Replaced pads and rotors. Upgraded from oem to performance parts. 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

63240 mi

C $1000
brake pads and rotors front and rear 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55300 mi

US $800
Rear brake pads and rotors. 
41300 mi

US $300
Back pads 
63000 mi

US $700
pads and rotos replaced 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

38000 mi Told that caliper gaskets failed and were causing a groaning when performing low speed turns 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 160hp 1.8L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

54560 mi

$4000
TCS warning came up, mechanic checked and required replacement of ABS pump. 
37820 mi

¤300
Front pads and rotors. 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

88040 mi

C $440
Brake switch has numerous outputs. Problem was with brake lights (and shifter interlock) which, not being applied, prevent shifter from moving out of PARK. Cost included towing to dealership. 

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2008 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

43000 mi Air in brake lines. Fluid drained and replaced. Problem remained. Brake booster and master cylinder were replaced. 
86180 mi

C $1609
4 wheel brake maintenance, including pads and rotors,and a complete flush of brake lines. 
59700 mi

US $320
Replaced rear brake pads 

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2008 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

69000 mi

US $700
Brake and rotor replacement. 

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2007 Audi S4 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

45300 mi

US $1000
Front brake pads and rotors 

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2007 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

77500 mi

C $4500
New pads, rotors - Front 

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2007 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

63000 mi

US $182
Rear brakes were squeaking, and rear rotors/pads were the original parts that were very worn. Replaced rotors/pads. 
68000 mi Brakes were squeaking, replaced lines with stainless steel as an upgrade, rotors, pads, brake fluid & anti-rattle springs 

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2007 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

83500 mi

US $4535
Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. 

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2007 Audi RS4 4dr Sedan

420-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

68000 mi

US $800
Routine pad replacement 
102920 mi

C $2977
Brake pad warning light on. Pad sensor on L/F shorted. Jumped sensor. No charge. Brake pulsation at HWY speed under light application. Brake rotors front and rear warped causing vibration. 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

41300 mi Worn rotors replaced (Aftermarket Stasis ) 
34000 mi Brake warning light intermittant. 
9000 mi Appointment to diagnose brake noise. Was told pads were "glazed." Estimate ~$200 to have them rough them up if it really bothered me, but was it was not a problem to continue to drive. Might have been ~1 hr for breaks (total was ~1.5 hrs w/tire rotation). 
63256 mi

US $727
Rear brake calipers stuck while driving. Replaced calipers, pads, and rotors. 
77072 mi

US $292
Sticking caliper on passenger rear wheel. Had been previously replaced with a remanufactured part Sept 2013. 
97690 mi Right rear brake caliper replacement (was leaking brake fluid) - warranty by shop 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

42000 mi

US $1295
First brake pad and rotor replacement after 40k miles. Came along with tire replacement for all 4 all season rubber. 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed manual AWD

87000 mi

US $135
Replace front left ABS sensor 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

115000 mi

US $1200
Brakes and rotors 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

86980 mi Booster was not working in alpine location. Had it towed to base of mountain. Mechanics could not find issue (originally thought to be diaphragm collapse). Brakes were working fine. Believe that there was some problem with the vacuum 

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2007 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

36000 mi

US $150
Brought car for issue with viabration in steering wheel, turning out my front rotors are warped. Rear pads should be replaced too were my recommendations 

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2007 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

88000 mi

US $200
Brake pad light was on. Dealership replaced pads and rotors. 

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2007 Audi A4 / S4

Engine not specified

108000 mi

US $85
Replaced rear rotors. I provided rotors to mechanic ($100) 

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2006.5 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

130000 mi

US $20
Loud squeak coming from the rear. A dust shield was bent and rubbing against the rotor. 
131500 mi

US $70
Brake pads didn't disengage fully. Kept rubbing against the rotor and making noise. System was cleaned and lubed. 

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2006 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

51700 mi Brake pad replacement 

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2006 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

64000 mi

US $1400
Rear Brakes, Pads & Rotors replaced 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

128000 mi

US $230
Replace pads and rotors 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

71300 mi

US $450
Master slave cylinder needed to be replaced 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

39000 mi Replace front brake pads and rotors 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

124000 mi The brakes would sudden not want to stop the car and the brake pedal would stick all the way out and not want to go in to stop the car while driving unexpectedly. 
122600 mi

$375
Replaced the rear disc rotors. same time replaced the left front Outer CV Boot. 
70000 mi

US $1800
Front and Rear Brakes needed replacement 
78000 mi

US $300
Rear brakes and Rotors 
109500 mi

US $4286
Rear Brake Service - new rotors & pads. $250. 
210700 mi

US $1063
Rear brake lines replaced, brakes flushed. 
96000 mi

US $650
Replaced front brake pads and rotors, as the rotors were worn down and about to shear off the sensor line. 
79000 mi New front brake rotors and pads 
106000 mi

US $700
Calipers seized up and would not release. Brakes overheated. 
53320 mi

C $2900
new brake pads  

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

60760 mi

C $800
4 brakes and pads 
83000 mi

US $2033
and told me the front brake pads need to be replaced. 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

120000 mi

US $868
Replace rear rotors and pads, break flush, minor tune-up & oil change 
85000 mi

US $200
Rear pads and rotors replaced 
90000 mi

US $1580
Replace Brake Vacuum Pump and gasket 
60760 mi

C $400
rear brake pads and rotors replaced due to normal wear. 

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2006 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

34000 mi Routine yearly maintenance + brakes. 

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2006 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

105000 mi ABS Control Unit 
71700 mi

US $1000
Shifting handle wouldn't disengage from parking. 
25000 mi

US $1000
I believe it is insane that all four brakes and rotors should go at 25,000 miles. Discovered at 25,000 PM. Repair performed at local service station, est cost at dealer almost 1100 

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2005.5 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

80000 mi

US $1000
Front brakes were worn out. 
87000 mi

US $120
Brake light was turned on. Brakes were being engaged automatically without being pressed. That was slowing down the car. 
49000 mi Battery died, replaced front pads 

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2005.5 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

47000 mi

£500
Rear brake lines perishing 

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2005.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

30000 mi Brake lights would turn on spontaneously at night while the car was parked. Dealer replaced brake switch under warranty. 
145500 mi

US $140
Replaced All Pads and Rear Rotors 

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2005.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

130000 mi

US $450
Replaced front brake rotors and pads 

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2005.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.1L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44500 mi replaced warn front brake pads 

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2005.5 Audi A4 / S4

Engine not specified

93300 mi

£1300
Esp sensor needed replacing 

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2005 Audi S4 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

47000 mi

US $800
Replaced brake pads and rotors on all 4 corners 
53500 mi

$900
Changed all brake discs to EBC USB discs and EBC Red stuff pads, due to bad braking performence in damp conditions and general wear. 

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2005 Audi S4 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

65000 mi

US $1600
Front and rear brakes and rotors replaced 

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2005 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

113000 mi

US $80
Needed new front brakes pads. 
89000 mi

US $400
Rear brakes replaced. 

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2005 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

104000 mi

US $600
brake master cylinder failure 
29405 mi anti-rattle clips were squeaking. replaced under warranty. 
114000 mi

US $280
Front brakes worn out, and rear brakes not far behind. Replaced front and rear rotors and brake pads. 

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2005 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

82000 mi

US $1100
Brake pad light came on and the front pads were replaced. 
104000 mi

US $5000
New brakes 
41000 mi

US $550
Replace front rotors and pads. 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

70060 mi

C $1400
Replace all rotors/pads 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

64000 mi

US $100
electronic stability control fault light--repaired by replacing brake line. 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

93000 mi

US $538
Replaced rear rotors and brake pads 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

138000 mi

US $279
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

64000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear brakes 
95000 mi

US $800
rear brakes 
138000 mi

US $540
Front Brakes and Rotors 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90300 mi

US $300
Brake pads needed replacement. 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

74380 mi

C $3000
Front brake pad and rotor replacement 

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2005 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

63000 mi

US $170
Rear brake pads worn out. Rotors ok.(just) 

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2005 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

85000 mi

US $2250
R&R rear brakes. 
151000 mi

US $3600
Front pads worn. 
157000 mi ABS and stability control lights intermittently on. Computer control module found faulty. Decided not to repair. 
169000 mi ABS module never repaired. The car had 160++k miles on it and worth a pittance at auction due to all the issues. Couldn't ethically sell the car private party, so we just dumped it at the dealer as a $500 trade in so I wouldn't have to deal with it. 

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2005 Audi A4 2dr Convertible

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

41000 mi

US $200
traction control wasn't working 

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2004 Audi S4 4dr Wagon

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44000 mi

US $800
Failed electrical connection in steering wheel led to traction control problem (system erroneously found car losing grip, leading to dangerous random overrides of driving inputs). Part replaced. 

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2004 Audi S4 4dr Sedan

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

126000 mi

US $365
Changing rear brake pads and rotors for wear (1st time, so they lasted a long time) 
107000 mi

US $450
Replace font brake pads and rotors. 
129000 mi

US $100
Rear brake pads replaced. 
130000 mi

US $400
Front brake pads replaced 
46000 mi

US $240
New rear rotors (old rear rotors were too worn to pass MD state inspection) 
109000 mi

US $500
Front brake rotors and pads. 
48000 mi

US $700
replaced brake pads 
63000 mi

US $1300
Replace brake pads; rotors machined. 
86000 mi front brake pads and rotors 
70000 mi

US $400
Sticky caliper and a worn bearing drivers side 
78700 mi New discs and pads 

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2004 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

57640 mi

C $1300
low brake fluid light came on, dealership inspected brakes and replaced rear rotors and pads 

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2004 Audi S4 2dr Convertible

340-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

61000 mi

US $1700
Front pad/rotor replacement.  
45300 mi

US $800
brake pads worn 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

107000 mi

US $400
Warped front rotors, replaced all rotors/pads 
81000 mi

US $500
Needed new rear brakes 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

72000 mi

US $160
front rotor change 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20000 mi left side rear seat belt tensioner 
22000 mi right side rear seat belt tensioner 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

128300 mi

US $55
Rear brake pad replacement 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

132000 mi

US $600
Replaced rear pads, rotors and calipers. 
184700 mi

US $100
front passenger caliper seized. needed to replace pads (uneven wear and caliper) 
62600 mi

US $700
new tires(not included in price) installed, balanced, four wheel alignment. stainless steel brake lines installed. brake fluid flush. 
124000 mi

US $900
Rear tires and brakes to pass stae inspection 
163680 mi

C $250
No problems Just due for new brakes 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

89300 mi

US $100
Rear brakes needed new pads at about 87,000 miles 
49000 mi

US $500
Rear brakes replaced oil changed 50k service. 
70000 mi

US $500
Needed new front brakes pads and rotors 
45000 mi

US $365
Needed new brake pads 

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2004 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

79000 mi Replaced pads (front and rear) and rotors (rear) 

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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 Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

82700 mi

US $350
Bad ABS controller module, removed and sent for repair. 
90300 mi Parking brake freezing 

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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.  
115000 mi

US $1300
Independent shop couldn't read codes, dealer could. Independent shop replaced ABS rear left sensor, ABS, traction control light still on. Dealer recommended replace ABS control module (900), said sensor was not problem. 

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2003 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

63000 mi Brake job. 

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2003 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

64000 mi

US $500
Rear brake rotors and pads replaced. 
67000 mi

US $350
Brake fluid reservoir leaking at cap. Replaced cap and reservoir; flushed system. 
118000 mi

US $100
Replaced switch 
126000 mi

US $558
replace rear brake pads and rotors, pads was nearing it's death and needed replacement. so pads and rotors were replaced and upgraded for b6 s4 calipers, pads, and rotors. much better looking as well! 

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2003 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

166000 mi

US $700
Took in to Audi Allentown for a check of engine oil pressure; turn out that the oil was low and just need a proper oil change, later report for a new front disc 
156000 mi

US $175
ABS system failure, linked to speedometer. CHEAPABS.COM will make the repair for $150, but must remove the module (2 hours work). 

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2003 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

79000 mi

US $400
Brake pads worn 

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2003 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

129580 mi

€525
Normal 130,000 mile service, front and rear brake pads replaced due to normal wear 

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2002.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

114000 mi

US $900
ABS control module failed. Brake Light flashing in the dashboard. 

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2002.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

98000 mi

US $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 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

140000 mi

US $310
Twice had it towed on flat bed to Audi. The brakes started applying themselves, to the point of near lock up. They could not reproduce it so eventually felt to start with replacing front brake lines. Unsuccessful. 
141000 mi

US $700
Audi stripped Both front bleeder valves in calipers. Bought after market for $120 each instead of Audi's $840. (dual piston). Merlin's correctly diagnosed master cylinder. Good job. 
161000 mi

US $215
I always replace my own brake pads and rotors but on the rear it needed the calipers replaced. Pistons were froze. 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

123000 mi

US $80
Replaced rear rotors and brakes 
128000 mi

US $250
front rotors were warped 
79000 mi

US $500
Pads and rotors all 4 wheels 
87000 mi

US $725
Flushed and bled brake fluid 
81220 mi

C $100
ABS Control Module. Part ordered by warranty was used and ended up being defective. Second part on order. ABS, ESP and Brake lights all flash due to a communication problem with the module. Car still runs fine but it's annoying. Warranty refuses to buy new part. Keeps installing used parts. 3rd used module has been installed but the problem still exists. Faulty module means no ABS or traction control while driving. Problem ongoing for over a month. 
81840 mi ABS control module replaced with new oem part. System recoded. 
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 FWD

101000 mi

US $70
Brake light switch failed. 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

192000 mi

US $6000
Emergency hand brake unusable/seized. Would normally stick in winter but became unusable recently. Hand brake cables were replaced during this trip and it works as expected now. 
233000 mi

US $357
Driver-Rear wheel was leaking brake fluid determined after visual inspection and brake light flashing. Caliper parts were rusted. Replaced caliper and securing bolts. 
174000 mi

US $550
E-brake cable bound, preventing release of brakes 
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

162000 mi

US $500
replaced front brake rotors and pads. changed brake fluid. changed all four brake lines to steel braided. 
141000 mi

US $230
Replace pads and rotors 
53000 mi

US $400
Rear brake pads shot; replaced pads & rotors 
195000 mi

US $600
Emergency Brake cable repaired 

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2002 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

85000 mi

US $150
Left rear caliper locked shut and needed to be replaced. 
148000 mi

US $1800
faulty brake light switch 
195000 mi

US $600
Front pads and rotors 
124000 mi

US $74
the car vibrates whenever hitting the brakes. The rear rotors were resurfaced. 
138000 mi

US $75
the car was shaking during braking so I got the front and rear rotors resurfaced. 
62000 mi

US $300
Brakes felt funny, needed new rotors. 
56000 mi

US $3500
Timing belt change, front brakes, trans fluid change 
58000 mi

US $575
Replaced left rear caliper which was leaking. Also did rear pads at that time. 

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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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2002 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

126480 mi

R 12000
Tandem pump leaking, also replaced front disks and pads, timing belt and water pump 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

192000 mi

US $525
After 110k miles I needed to replace all 4 rotors and pads. Also had to replace the rear calipers. 
78500 mi

US $2000
All brake lines were showing signs of dry rot. Replaced Master cylinder cracked, leaking. 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

162000 mi

US $300
Routine brake work 
165300 mi

US $1095
replace pads, caliper and e-brake cable 
45000 mi

US $800
frozen rear caliper. replaced both rear calipers, replaced rear brake lines, bled and refiled brake fluid, new brake pads 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

102920 mi

C $800
replaced rear callipers (one seized)and all rotors and pads 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

107260 mi DIY replacement of front rotors and pads 
127720 mi

C $160
Replaced seized rear brake rotors and pads 
141360 mi

C $200
Replaced front pads and rotors 
141360 mi

C $200
Replace rear rotors and pads and carrier bolts 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

124620 mi

$300
front brake hoses replaced 
135160 mi

$2000
Parking brake broken. replaced cables. both rear calipers were bad along with the discs and brake pads. All parts were replaced. 
137020 mi

$300
rear brake line broke during yearly inspection. replaced brake line. 

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2001.5 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

187000 mi

US $20
Brake pad light was illuminated although brake pads are not in need of replacing. Sensor wiring is damaged in wheel well. Circuit jumped to remove warning light. 
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. 
83000 mi

US $1600
Brakes. 

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2001 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

156300 mi

US $819
Replacement 
159300 mi

US $352
Broken brake hose Front brake calipers sticking 
110000 mi

US $240
Rotors were warped and pads were worn. All rotors and pads replaced. 
93000 mi

US $732
replaced rear brake pads and discs: replaced left rear caliper 

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2001 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

135700 mi

US $130
Vehicle speed sensor failed 
155000 mi

US $900
Brake hoses cracked. 
172000 mi

US $375
Brake fluid reservoir cracked. 
62000 mi

US $300
NYS Insp. revealed rear brakes near limit. Replaced as advised. 

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2001 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

243000 mi

US $250
Rear brake caliper replacement - leaking 
249000 mi

US $225
Rear brake caliper replacement (the other side!) - leaking 
256000 mi

US $100
Rear brake rotors installationj, oil change 
144000 mi

US $100
Brake lines were cracking, needed replaced. 

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2001 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual AWD

153000 mi

US $800
rear calipers frozen effecting emergency brake. had to replace pads, caliphers and rotors 
182300 mi

US $906
New Brakes, rotors, calipers 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 6-speed manual AWD

71300 mi

C $1500
Rear brake - rotors, pads and calipers. Oil change. 
71300 mi

C $230
ABS module failed. Owner removed module, sent to Module Master to repair. Received 2 weeks later and successfully reinstalled repaired module. 
105000 mi

US $700
Brakes - replace rotors and pads front and back, SS brake lines, flush fluid. parts $700 labor done by me. 
94700 mi

US $3800
needed new brakes 
113000 mi

US $1500
Replaced ABS Controller Module and two stabilizer parts from the front end.  

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 250hp 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

71000 mi rear calipers frozen on slides. rear brakes inop. 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

105400 mi

C $120
Emergency brake seized caliper resulting in a ruined rear drivers side rotor 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

120000 mi

US $322
Replaced rear brake shoes. Disks did not need replacing. 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

166780 mi

C $1700
ABS light comes on once in a while and the brake light blinks at the same time. Shop told me that the brakes are working fine but the communication problem between the ABS system and the computer module causes the lights to come on. 
136000 mi Car has an issue with a warped rotor and loose pads 
128000 mi

US $180
Left front Brake caliper seized. Replace both front calipers and intalled new pads. 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

77000 mi

US $200
abs control module 

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2000 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual AWD

124000 mi

US $1070
ABS control module reported a fault (Indicator light.) Occasional pulsing through brake pedal. Required complete replacement of the module. 

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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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1999.5 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

122000 mi

US $50
ABS module failure. Fixed after module was sent out for repair. 

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1999.5 Audi A4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

144000 mi

US $950
Front brakes & rotors required replacement 

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1999.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Engine not specified

167000 mi

US $250
caliper carrier, the moving or "floating" hardware has completely corroded and no longer move at all will need to replace to avoid irregular, or exagerated? wear on the pads. this is on the rear right side 
168000 mi

US $60
carrier pin seized in housing. boot was worn and let brake dust inside housing. i broke the pin loose. sanded it clean. used silicone based antisieze (to all 4 pins; 2 per side) and replaced all 4 boots. Kit included boots,bolts 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

84000 mi

US $500
Rear brake replacement ABS and light intermittently on. 
86000 mi

US $1000
ABS light would turn on randomly while driving. ABS control system replaced. 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

173000 mi

US $400
new brakes 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

185000 mi

US $1600
New rotors 
156000 mi

US $80
Sticking brake caliper 

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1998.5 Audi A4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

170000 mi

US $120
Brake pads and rotors replaced (front) 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

170000 mi ABS computer broken at about 150,000 and has to be replaced, so I just asked to disconnect it in the dealership. 4000+ repair in the year before. 
99000 mi

US $650
Replaced master cylinder, front rotors and pads 

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1998 Audi A4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

167000 mi

US $500
Brake light stayed on after E-brake released. Needed adjusted (so said the shop). 

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1997 Audi A4 / S4

Engine not specified

109000 mi ABS pump or monitor is faulty 

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1997 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

109300 mi

US $400
new rear rotors and new pads for all four brakes; no problems, just time to replace. 

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