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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1999 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 1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

43% of the 1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 101 repairs.

1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repair cost distribution

Of the 1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 38% cost between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 32% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 34 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Engine not specified

Audi in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 117000    
118000 100 Broken serp belt/leaky water pump. Fix airbag connection. 
 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 145000    
145000 800 tensioner for timing belt failed, causing three valves to bend - renewed valve head with new Start, then stopped after 1/2 block, determined failed fuel pump, towed to residence removed and replaced Fuel pump and filter corrected problem. Upon completion of last fuel pump repair, technician noticed passenger window lowered, but not rising, remove and replace front passenger window motor - corrected problem Central vacuum lock pump failure, unable to use remote unlock or interior unlock, replacement part > $1,000! (parts only!!!) opted to NOT repair at this cost. Disappointed in costly safety item, likely caused by leak in extensive vacuum tube 
147000 360 All windows, sunroof non-operational. Defective central locking device caused by water leakage in rear right corner. Replaced device, but this didn't fix. Wiring still wet, once dry will try cleaning corrosion. Water leaked into trunk causing central lock vacume elect failure. Caused by clogged sunroof drain - cleared and corrected problem 
148000 45 A/C non-operational -corrected by adding 1.4 cans of refrigerant - works well now - very COLD! 
155000 21 Flooded central controller from clogged sunroof tube (corrected) replaced central controler (corrected) replace fuse 38 (corrected failure of windows lights and sunroof) root cause problem clogged drain tubes in sunroof - recommend cleaning 
156000 56 Leaking coolent - heater bi-pass hose failure 
160000 0 Intermittent dash console flickering - now non-op security alarm operation. 
160700 150 Driver's side window regulator failing, needs help alignment when rising - will need to replace soon 
164000 20 Coolent leak- "O" ring failure at coolent flange, remove and replace - corrected leak that has been progressively getting worse. Now correct pressure and temp operation. 
165000 200 Drivers front Shock failing (makes rattling sound) -renewal of strut shock corrected problem 
165000 300 Unknown short discharging battery (killed 2!) Using trickle charges nightly to keep operating until idnetified short. Arr need VAG tool to diag ($300+) 
165500 0 Battery drain identified as Central Locking system (in trunk) had corroded wire connection, cleaned with baking soda / water - corrected lock and battery drain issue (Determined by putting volt meter in-line and using fuse box to identify 
166000 50 Drivers side front window regulator failed (in closed position) ordered replacement , will install and replace unit that was acting up (needing driver;'s help when lifting to straighten out how window glass tracks in system. 
166500 50 Determined source os electrical drain - coming from non-operational driver's side front electric window, (constantly on un up function) Faulty electrical motor sensor, replaced w/used electrical motor- corrected window operates, 
167000 250 Excessive chatter from bumps, all control arms recently replaced - shocks renewed,m helped, identified problem after re-installing new shocks at upper shock "rubber" causing chatter from upper strut attachment. (To be done later) Window stuck lowered - remove and replace window regulator (driver's side) root cause cracked plastic cable support for track attachment of window. 
177000 25 Air Bad light illuminated (Caused by passenger seat strain on connection) - Bought OBCII (cheap kind) cleared and corrected light 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 159000    
165000 0 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. 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 169000    
171000 1600 Steering rack decayed. 
185000 1600 New rotors Also air sensor fried Needed new thermostat (requires removal of timing chain). 
188500 1000 Cam seals redone; transaxel seals redone. 
189000  

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 182000    
183000 0 Leaking rear main oil seal when car sold. I put up with it, mostly because I am pretty anal about maintenence. I was losing about 1/2 quart every 3,000 miles. 
 

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1999 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Audi in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 180000    
182000 905 Vehicle faulty codes indicate a malfunctioning throttle body and secondary air induction system. Self-replacing a burned-out headlight. 
188000 25 Burned-out headlight 
193000 340 Driver's side window regulator was said to be "binding internally", hindering window motion (though it could still be closed/opened). Regulator was replaced. Dealership service tech discovered torn outer CV boots, both side. Dealership service tech discovered leaky cam seals 
193000 600 Replacement of both torn CV boots. Replacement of engine seal causing oil leak. 
201000 1573 Ventilation motors and A/C Heat control unit failure, requiring replacement. 
220000  

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Engine not specified

Audi in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 99000    
100000 185 Thermostat went out 
 
Audi in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 238000    
240000 350 R&R alternator 
272000 300 oil cooler gasket failure 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 90000    
98000 900 Ignition control block was replaced. 
99000 650 Replaced master cylinder, front rotors and pads 
99000 140 Oil leak at the oil filter housing gasket - oil light came on - replaced gasket. 
99000 550 Rear spring broke, replaced both 
104500 1200 MAF and oxygen sensor wheel bearing 
 

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1998.5 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 4-door

6-cylinder manual AWD

Audi in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 97000    
98000 1100 Air flow meters problem. Radiator was leaking 
 

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