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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 and Audi A6 / S6 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending March 31, 2016

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
43 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 20800 miles driven2014 Audi A4 / S4
[?] see reported repairs
  43 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 20800 miles driven
35 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 25700 miles driven2014 Audi A6 / S6
[?] see reported repairs
  35 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 25700 miles driven
82 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 36500 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
2013
Audi A4 / S4
[?] see reported repairs
  82 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 36500 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
30 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 33200 miles driven

Includes A7 / S7.
2013
Audi A6 / S6 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 33200 miles driven

Includes A7 / S7.
37 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 44100 miles driven2012 Audi S4
[?] see reported repairs
  37 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 44100 miles driven
27 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 51900 miles driven2012 Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  27 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 51900 miles driven
44 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 45600 miles driven

First year of the C7 A6. Includes A7.
2012
Audi A6
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  44 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 45600 miles driven

First year of the C7 A6. Includes A7.
30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 57200 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011
Audi S4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 57200 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
29 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65600 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011
Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  29 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 65600 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
43 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 60600 miles driven

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings. Some recent reports of mechatronics repairs with the DSG transmission in the S4, but less common recently than in the past.
2010
Audi S4
[?] see reported repairs
  43 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 60600 miles driven

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings. Some recent reports of mechatronics repairs with the DSG transmission in the S4, but less common recently than in the past.
29 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 88700 miles driven2008 Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  29 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 88700 miles driven
29 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 98600 miles driven2007 Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  29 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 98600 miles driven
40 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 113500 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
2006
Audi A4
[?] see reported repairs
  40 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 113500 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.

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Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 vs. Audi A6 / S6 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 and Audi A6 / S6 reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s and Audi A6 / S6s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s and Audi A6 / S6s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 and Audi A6 / S6 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 and Audi A6 / S6 have been recently.

To see how frequently Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 and Audi A6 / S6 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi now rivals Mercedes and Porsche for brand image.
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
great brand
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
I focused on the A4 Avant in part due to many reviews of this model vs other "comparable" vehicles.
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi-for people who can park themselves, right? this is the brand for people who know better. quattro baby!
2006 4dr Sedan 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is competent without being flashy. Confident without being cocky.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Overall I like the styles, though they need to work on interior design. Here again, the TT designers did great on interior, A4 less so but ok. Audi brand reputation and image to me is one of style plus excellent handling.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is a high-class brand.
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Love German Cars
2005 4dr Wagon 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am an avid Audi fan. I have always followed their racing efforts as well as their production cars.
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Audi is a luxury brand. It is clearly the vehicle I would like to be associated with.
Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD
Not as well regarded as mercedes or bmw
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Audi A6 / S6

Audi A6 / S6 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan supercharged 300hp 3.0L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best styling/design in the car business. Looks much better than M-B & BMW, and performs on par (or better) than their equivalent models.
2005 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.1L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The Audi brand is perceived as being cool and understated beauty, and most importantly it is different enough to not be classified as an aggressive driver that cuts people off. ie. BMW