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2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

213 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4. 53 of these members (24.9%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 57 suspension and steering repairs to 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs by problem area

27% of the 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 repairs were to the engine, 1% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 304 repairs.

2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 43% cost less than $100, 14% between $100 and $499, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 29% more than $2500.

Chart based on 7 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 2009 Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

Audi A4 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 2000    
11000 0 60 MPH steering vibration 
68000  

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
1000 0 vibration felt at highway speeds. vibration problem resolved. vehicle drives smooth. 
 

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 1000    
1500 0 Steering wheel Vibrations 
 
Audi A4 in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 0    
5000 87 Steering wheel shimmy. Re-balanced tires, but that did not solve the problem. Problem may be caused by bad bushings in front control arms. 
10000 0 replaced hose on steering pump to stop low-speed shudder 
0 The shimmy was still there when I traded the A4, although the dealer had road forced balanced the wheels twice. We were at the point where he was going to request replacement control arms for the fix. 
Audi A4 in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 1000    
7000 0 Steering wheel vibration at high speeds. Unresolved. 
 
Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 3000    
5300 0 In-warranty tire replacement to alleviate vibration. Control arms ordered and will be installed in about a month. 
7800 0 Control arms replaced. Air conditioner exhibited strange smells. filter was wet, A/C cleaned and filter replaced by dealer. 
50000  
Audi A4 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 2000    
11000 0 Like many 2009 Audi A-4's, mine has a steering wheel vibration at 65-75 mph. Factory knows about this. (See Edmund's site). New lower control arms and bushings are on order. 
13000 0 Exactly as Edmunds described it. Vibration in steering wheel at 65-75 mph. If TTAC would spend less time worrying about General Motors, and more on nuts and bolts problems like this and ones many others are experiencing, it wouldn't be such a bad thing. 
14000 0 The lower control arms were replaced, the wheels were hard road balanced, and the car, so far at least, feels perfect. Problem appears to be resolved. 
 
Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
3000 0 shimmy steering wheel at 60-70 mph. (two trips to dealership and the problem still exits) 
6000 0 new control arms were installed, but they do not eliminate the steering wheel vibration completely. 
26300 0 New hose is replaced to eliminate the steering wheel vibration during parking maneuver  
60000  

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2009 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
6000 0 Steering wheel vibrates at highway speed, starts at 65-75mph and disappears or smoothens at 80mph and above. Update: I've talked to Audi about this problem and they have told me that they are redesigning a new power steering hose, available Jan 2010. 
14300 0 Control arms were replaced per TSB of high speed steering wheel shimmy, also, Power steering hose replaced per TSB of low speed steering wheel shimmy. 
35000  
Audi A4 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
0 Terrible wheel shudder between 55-65 MPH. Steering wheel literally shook in your hands. Tried to balance tires and did nothing. Consulting with Audi on issue. 

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