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2001 Audi TT repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 175 repairs.

2001 Audi TT repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 84 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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2001 Audi TT

Engine not specified

Audi TT in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

94000 mi

US $400
Noise coming from front left suspension. Creaking and popping noise. 
Audi TT in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2010
Mar 2010

80000 mi
constant drain on battery, not yet identified. battery dies in 3+days w/o use 
Jul 2010

82000 mi

US $900
alternator failure, no warning lights - car just stopped dead on the road. 

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 225hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi TT in Colorado, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2012
Mar 2012

90000 mi

US $1700
Water pump quit working. Got water pump replaced, new timing belt at the same time. 
Oct 2012

99000 mi
Making a clicking noise. CV joints were replaced. Suspension refresh, including ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar end links, control arm bushings. The car was rattling on the road. 
Audi TT in Missouri, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Sep 2010

108000 mi

US $3530
charged AC, worked for a day. then took it back and had to replace compressor and fan. Then had all sorts of other problems pop up... Fuse block and harness replaced, with alternator Driver side window motor replaced at cost to owner of $330 
May 2011

114000 mi

US $500
Replaced all spark plugs and all coils due to pre-ignition. 
Jul 2012

126000 mi

US $100
4th time in 4 years trying to get AC fixed. $2000 so far. Dealership replaced a switch and covered the labor. 
Audi TT in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2014
Aug 2010

116000 mi

US $862
Replace worn CV boots. 
Sep 2010

117000 mi

US $497
I removed the gauge cluster myself and shipped it out to be repaired, then reinstalled it myself. CV boot that had just been replaced in August 2010 came loose. Mechanic replaced clamp, but it came loose again 2 days later. Mechanic now says axle may need to be replaced. 
Mar 2011

125000 mi

US $560
Intermittnet strong smell of fuel with driver window down. Replaced fuel sending unit gasket. Did not fix problem. Took car in for tune-up, plugs, etc. and mechanic suggested replacing PCV system, which was quite worn. Cost was too high and it was still functioning properly, so I decided to wait. 
Audi TT in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Apr 2011

130000 mi

US $750
Leaking rubber brake line, replaced all 4 corners. Tie rod end going bad, replaced entire tie rod assembly including both ends. Drivers side. 
Jun 2011

131000 mi

US $1000
Temperature sensor housing cracked causing antifreeze leak. Rear wheel bearings also replaced. 
Audi TT in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2012

101000 mi

US $205
Battery replaced with new Optima Red Top 35. Perfect fit. 
Jun 2012

103000 mi

US $25
Coolant temperature gauge read very low all the time. Replaced temp sensor with new green one. Problem solved. Time = <15 minutes. 
Sep 2014

126000 mi

US $5
At idle, revs would drop and then spike to 1400 RPM. Ran fine off idle. Replaced MAF, no relief. Cleaned throttle body, problem fixed and has not returned. 
Audi TT in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
May 2009

130000 mi
During the 130,000 miles scheduled maintenance it was discovered that both rear sway bar links have play in them and need to be replaced. I decided to defer repair until the next scheduled maintenance at 140,000 miles. 
Oct 2009

134000 mi

US $700
Oil leak at timing belt pulley dripped on coolant flange causing it to crack. Leaking small amount of oil and coolant. Replace variable camshaft timing belt housing gasket and tension cover gasket kit. Replace coolant flange at rear of cylinder head.  
Dec 2009

137000 mi
Replace license plate light sockets, replace right running light socket. Disconnect headlight washers to stop leak. Replace thermostat and housing. Replace left inner CV boot. Replace front engine seal cam and crank. 
May 2010

145000 mi

US $425
Ignition coil pack for cylinder three failed. Had all four coil packs replaced. 
Aug 2010

148000 mi

US $548
Oil cooler was leaking due to abrasion from an adjoining part. Replaced. Minor leaking stopped. 
Feb 2011

154000 mi

US $920
Coolant flange replaced under warranty. Oil change. Oil pan drain hole stripped. Insert placed. Replace molded plastic tube from suction jet to intake manifold. Replace suction jet and one way check valve with three way splitter.  
Mar 2011

155000 mi

US $372
Serpentine belt pulley tore off engine. Pulley and belt had to be replaced 
Aug 2011

161000 mi

US $900
Transmission seals leaking.  Windshield washer reservoirs leaking. 
Oct 2011

163000 mi

US $2000
Replaced front sway bar bushings. Replaced front struts. Replaced front control arm bushings. Replaced rear stabilizer links. 
Dec 2011

165000 mi

US $2000
Replace alternator. Broken bolt at main #1 bearing at crankshaft. Replace all bolts for main caps. Replace oil pump. Replace main #1 bearing. 
Jan 2012

165700 mi

US $400
Replace front left outer axle shaft boot (CV boot) 
Oct 2012

176700 mi

US $1800
Replace electronic Haldex controller 
Audi TT in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2013
Aug 2010

95500 mi

US $1400
Both Rear shocks had blown and were replaced with a coilover suspension. 
Aug 2011

98000 mi

US $200
New suspension bushings 
Jan 2013

101000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt service. New gaskets. New motor mounts. 
Audi TT in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

78000 mi

US $571
Replaced window regulator and motor for the passenger. 
Audi TT in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

109000 mi

US $450
Fuel pump went out, so was replaced along with fuel filter. 
Apr 2011

114000 mi

US $800
New front axle replaced due to torn cv boot 
Audi TT in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

184000 mi

US $1000
leaking steering rack. 
Audi TT in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Feb 2011
Jan 2010

93000 mi

C $750
Exhaust flex pipe cracked/broken Valve cover gasket and cam tensioner gasket were leaking drivers side ball joint was worn 
Feb 2010

97340 mi
Upper strut bushings and bearings were replaced because I noticed they were worn while the car was in for repairs on the previous visit to my garage. Stock radio head unit not functioning. Replaced with new non-oem unit. 
Apr 2010

103080 mi
Drivers side mirror glass loose, unable to adjust, mirror constantly shaking. Glass had become detached from inside unit, glass was re-attached with body shop glue specifically for this type of problem, mirror now functions normally and does not vibrate. 
Jul 2010

106640 mi

C $175
low oil pressure light came on while driving. Had car towed to shop. routine oil/filter change done, problem persisted, oil pressure switch was then replaced, and this solved the issue. 
Feb 2011

116560 mi

C $50
Noticed an unusual noise coming from engine...vag-com was run and came up with "inconsistent throttle." Mechanic checked throttle valve hose and it was worn. Hose was simply cut and re-attached to valve, repairing issue. 
Audi TT in Colorado, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2013
Jan 2010

85000 mi

US $280
Windshield-washer nozzles plugged up. Problem returned in less than a week. 
Feb 2010

85500 mi

US $280
Clogged windshield washer nozzle. Four repair visits. Problem returned immediately after visits 2-4. Cleaned during 2nd, no work during 3rd. 4th supposedly involved a part replacement, which I highly doubt. 
Mar 2010

86000 mi
Clogged windshield washer nozzle. I gave up on the dealer, who claims "normal," and now clear the nozzles myself. Time between failures has greatly increased. 
Oct 2011

95000 mi

US $135
Stability control sensor replacement. 
Feb 2012

95000 mi

US $75
Loss of power assistance under boost due to failed vacuum line (line going into the vacuum booster). 
Mar 2012

96000 mi

US $180
Driver's door latch wore out, had to be replaced. 
Audi TT in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2010
Apr 2010

89000 mi

US $2900
Clutch was shot, as was flywheel. Converted dual-mass flywheel to single mass and replaced clutch. 
May 2010

89000 mi

US $900
Front sway bar linkage was rattling over bumps;  replaced torn CV boots (inner & outer). 

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Audi TT in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
Dec 2010

87000 mi

US $1000
Engine idle sensor failed. Replaced throttle body and air flow sensor. 
Apr 2011

89000 mi

US $750
Replaced alternator. During work, discovered a cracked EGR tube, which was replaced 2 days later. Replaced EGR tube. 
Jul 2012

99700 mi

US $1600
Replaced compressor, expansion valve & evaporator. 
Audi TT in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

59520 mi

C $380
The alternator cable overheated due to loose connection, overheating the junction and damaging main fuse panel in battery compartment. Dealer estimated $2000 saying harness had melted. I refused repair. I replaced the fuse panel with a new part and a new crimp connector was installed on the alternator cable. 
Jun 2012

60140 mi
Replaced all 4 ignition coils Replaced rear shocks. Rear coil was damaged (broken 4 inches from end. 
Sep 2012

60760 mi

C $75
Left outer tie rod was faulty, replaced both sides replaced rubber strut mount bushing 
Oct 2012

60760 mi

C $800
Timing belt service consisting of timing belt, tensioner, roller water pump and ribbed accessory belt. Timing belt was starting to show visible signs of age (surface cracks). 
Apr 2013

62920 mi
Check engine light appeared on dash. OBDii tool pointed to secondary air pump. Rivets securing the secondary air pump assembly pump had corroded. Replacement cost was high. Opted to rebuild secondary air injection pump instead. Turning signal stalk faulty, ordered new part online and replaced part. 
Aug 2013

65720 mi

C $20
Replaced faulty molded rubber 3 way crankcase breather hose 
Nov 2013

65720 mi

C $80
Battery passed CCA test (Cold Cranking Amps) and was able to start the car when adequately charged, but had very poor storage. Replaced the battery. 
Jan 2014

65920 mi

C $2
Wiper ceased to function. Could still hear and see the motor turning. Nut holding wiper transmission to electric motor had become loose. Replaced the loose nut with a nylon insert locknut 
Jul 2014

66940 mi

C $120
CEL light appeared on dash. "combi valve", failed to close properly. Untreated this would cause exhaust gas condensation in the secondary air pump leading to failure of that emission control device 
Jun 2015

74400 mi

C $10
Losing a cup of coolant every week. Traced loss to engine coolant flange. Flange was intact but o-ring was no longer providing a seal. Replaced o-ring on flange and also o-ring on nearby temperature sender. 
Apr 2016

77500 mi

C $1250
CV boot damaged, replaced with new right front axle Break in left front coil spring, resulting from seized bearing in left strut mount. Replaced left and right coil springs and both strut mounts . Also replaced left and right struts because labor is no aded cost. 
May 2016

77500 mi

C $10
Check engine light: Code for: Leak Detection Pump-insufficient vacuum. Car ran but would fail Ontario smog test. Gas cap and purge valve tested ok. LDP was faulty, vacuum connection was cracked- replaced with used VW Golf part ($4) 
Audi TT in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
May 2015

74700 mi

US $250
Instrument panel failed. I was able to remove it and send it to a repair shop who soldered some connections 
Audi TT in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

85300 mi
Randomly, the engine would not start. Main suspect, based on online boards, was the internal motion sensor. Mechanic adjusted a "thing' under the dash that communicates with ignition system & tells it that clutch is fully depressed/engaged. 
Nov 2014

90000 mi

US $800
Fix back-up light -- needed sensor replacement 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $45
Rough start -- needed to replace fuel filter. 

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 225hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi TT in Maine, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2011

85500 mi

US $975
Replaced pass side cv joint 
Jul 2012

88000 mi

US $1200
TC light on. Gave garage a list of items to work on. Small leak on termostat housing. Replaced broken oil stick tube. 
Audi TT in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Jun 2012

26000 mi

US $200
Check engine light is on stating that fuel air mixture is lean. Master cylinder not maintaining vacuum. Replaced. Coolant sensor going off semi-regularly despite coolant level and temperature being within normal levels. The shop replaced the coolant reservoir and sensor. 
Apr 2013

27500 mi
Engine running lean, throwing error codes. 
May 2014

31000 mi

US $1103
Airbag control module failed & replaced. convertible top sensor malfunctioning, which keeps the windows from closing all the way. 
Apr 2015

33000 mi

US $432
Convertible top open/closed sensor broken. 
Audi TT in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2013

107000 mi

US $21
Bolt missing from stabilizer bar. 
Jun 2013

107000 mi

US $47
Had trouble starting. Turn the key and crank and crank until engine finally caught and started. ran rough but then ran fine. Could immediately restart with no problem. Dealer could not identify problem. Cost was for diagnostics. 
Jul 2013

107000 mi

US $167
I previously reported a hard starting problem, and the dealer oudn't determine the cause. The problem continued and after reserching on-line it appeared he coolant temperature sensor was the culprit. It was. The dealer replaced and all is w. 
Mar 2014

110000 mi

US $1750
Repaired coolant leak. Believe it was at/near thermostat. Repaired oil leak...replaced valve cover gasket. Replaced tie rods and lower ball joints. 
Audi TT in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

58000 mi

US $500
Replace rear pads and rotors Front lower ball joint replaced 
Sep 2015

58000 mi

US $300
Yaw sensor. G200 error. Needed to replace sensor. 
Audi TT in Virginia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

44300 mi

US $1300
Replaced front strut mounts that were collapsed 
Jul 2015

46300 mi

US $1400
Replaced convertible top after rear window fell out. No mechanical issues with convertible mechanisms. 
Dec 2015

49000 mi

US $2100
left side outer CV boot torn at inner clamp and slowing grease. Removed and reinstalled outer cv joint, cleaned and regressed joint after replacing the outer cv boot and clamps Camshaft chain tensioner gasket leaking. Removed and replaced valve cover and replaced camshaft tensioner gasket set Lower power steering pressure hose union to rack was dripping fluid and power steering reservoir was at minimum level. Removed and replaced power steering pressure hose, bleed system and replenished fluid. Fuel filter and engine hoses old and fraying. Fuel filter, engine vacuum hose and solenoids below intake replaced 
Audi TT in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2015
Jul 2013

72000 mi

US $800
Vacuum leak 
Audi TT in Iowa, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

95500 mi

US $9
Purchased as a project car. Window separating from convertible top in several places, reattached with Loctite high-strength urethane glue. Painted flat black where it showed. Resoldered defroster wire that broke loose from window. 
Audi TT in Oregon, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

53000 mi

US $700
Rear brakes at 1mm and needed replacing 
Jan 2015

54000 mi

US $250
Turn signal stalk shorting out 
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $565
Voltage regulator failure. Brakes/rotors replaced due to wear. 
Audi TT in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

94000 mi
Coil packs went bad, replaced with 2.0 direct inject coil packs 
Audi TT in Arizona, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2014
Aug 2011

106000 mi

US $950
Wiring harness from alternator had been badly burnt causing poor or no connection preventing the car from running long distances. 
Mar 2012

117000 mi

US $65
Secondary air pump had split open at seams causing an air leak during cold starts. 
Jun 2012

120000 mi

US $550
Oil appeared to be leaking onto coil causing it to be defective . Maf sensor was also defective. 
Audi TT in Nebraska, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

60000 mi

US $1200
Timing belt tensioner failed. Damage valves as a result. Replaced belt, tensioner, 8 exhaust valves, water pump, serpentine belt and its tensioner. 
Audi TT in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
Feb 2011

83500 mi

US $127
Had a full inspection, replaced a fog light, Needs new timing belt etc...  and valve cover gasket. 
Audi TT in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Apr 2010

73300 mi

US $1634
Clutch slave cylinder. 
Jun 2010

80000 mi

US $450
Air conditioning problems. Replaced auxiliary fan assembly.  
Apr 2011

88700 mi

US $300
Alternator replacement. 
Aug 2011

93000 mi

US $210
Coolant leak due to cracked coolant flange. 
Audi TT in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2012
Sep 2009

75000 mi

US $2600
Timing belt tensioner failed at 74500 miles resulting in slipped belt and crashed valves. Mechanic repaired head and did the rest of the normal timing belt service as well. Mechanic noticed that a vacuum hose harness had become brittle and cracked and so replaced it. Plastic funnel that holds the dipstick had become brittle and broken. 
Apr 2010

77300 mi

US $700
Intermittent noise was diagnosed as worn front axles and bearings. These were replaced. (This also then required a front-end alignment and so the garage aligned front and back.) 
Audi TT in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2009

33000 mi

US $150
Replaced longitudinal acceleration sensor. 
Audi TT in Washington, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

168000 mi

US $250
Bought the car from dealer, had a oil change and car inspected. They found the bolts loose on the driver side CV joint, loosing grease. Ordered new CV joint and replaced. No oil leaks or other problems found, drives great. 
Audi TT in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
Mar 2011

75000 mi

US $600
Vacuum leak, replaced various vacuum hoses. 
May 2011

76000 mi

US $200
Alternator died 
Sep 2012

87000 mi

US $500
torn turbo hose 
Audi TT in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2015
Nov 2011

81000 mi

US $90
Convertible top window (upper portion) was separating from cloth. Repair shop "glued" window back to top. 
Dec 2013

100000 mi

US $3000
Turbo needed to be replaced 
May 2014

104300 mi

US $250
CV boots- all on front and outer driver rear 
Sep 2014

115000 mi

US $20
Replaced sway bar bushings to correct "creak" 
Feb 2015

123000 mi

US $25
No heat in car- needed new thermostat 
Apr 2015

125000 mi
Parking brake was no longer catching on right side. replaced line. 
Audi TT in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2015
Sep 2011

33000 mi

US $1350
Rear window on convertible top fell out. Began with small area of delamination from canvas and was totally unglued within 3 days. No way to readhere glass - had to buy new top. 
Jul 2012

35000 mi

US $1200
Fuel pump failed - car would not start. 
Aug 2014

42700 mi

US $360
CEL came on. Put on scope revealed lean mixture - traced to cracked and leaking intake line 
Audi TT in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Aug 2011

76000 mi

US $395
Sudden timing belt failure while driving 60mph. Dealer covered cost to rebuild engine and replace timing belt & tensioner. I also replaced water pump at cost of $395 at same time as preventive maintenance. Runs fine since repaired. 

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Audi TT in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

29000 mi

US $230
I broke the mirror adjustment switch when I leaned on it. Dealer replaced it. Part is too fragile for it's use! Cost me $130 for the part and $55 to install it. Passenger window suddenly stopped operating. Dealer said that the computer that constrols the windows needed some re-programming. Cost $50 to reprogram. 
Jul 2013

35000 mi

US $1500
Convertable top needed to be replaced due to failure of the seal holding the rear window in place. Two different shops recommended that top needed to be replaced as window could not re-installed in old top. 
May 2014

37700 mi
Passenger window failed to close. Scheduled repair was canceled when problem went away by itself. Possibly due to water in control in the door which eventually dried out. 
Audi TT in Illinois, United States
Nov 2010 - Feb 2016
Mar 2011

62547 mi

US $2467
Repair connector for left stop lamp. Replace leaking power steering pressure sensor. Replace engine temperature sensor. Replace thermostat. Replace front and rear O2 sensors. Replace rear-view mirror. 
Jan 2013

74350 mi

US $4184
Replace alternator, power steering pump, thermostat, water pump, motor mount, serpentine belt, timing belt, idlers and seals. 
Mar 2015

78000 mi

US $1
OBDII K1 line shorted to ground. Couldn't pass emissions testing. 
Jan 2016

83000 mi

US $1052
Convertible top leaked and ruined one of the control modules. 

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2001 Audi TT 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Audi TT in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013

163300 mi

US $200
Ignition coil pack 
May 2013

173500 mi

US $2000
The sway bar had to be replaced entirely. 
Aug 2013

180000 mi

US $1200
Fuel pump needed to be replaced. 

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2001 Audi TT 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual AWD

Audi TT in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

113000 mi

US $150
Replaced front and rear brake pads, bled brakes and replaced fluid 

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