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Audi A4 / S4 Powertrain and Chassis Repair Frequencies

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2018 Audi A4 / S4 8
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 A4 / S4s, 6.1 months of data per A4 / S4, average 5200 miles
2017 Audi A4 2
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  53 A4s, 9.5 months of data per A4, average 15300 miles
2016 Audi A4 / S4 9
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 A4 / S4s, 9.9 months of data per A4 / S4, average 18800 miles
2015 Audi A4 / S4 21
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 A4 / S4s, 9.4 months of data per A4 / S4, average 31600 miles
2014 Audi A4 / S4 26
65.9663865546% 65.9663865546% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  57 A4 / S4s, 10.4 months of data per A4 / S4, average 37900 miles
2013 Audi A4 / S4 26
65.9663865546% 65.9663865546% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  78 A4 / S4s, 10.1 months of data per A4 / S4, average 51000 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2012 Audi A4 47
81.8681318681% 81.8681318681% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 A4s, 9.2 months of data per A4, average 67600 miles
2012 Audi S4 23
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 S4s, 9.9 months of data per S4, average 64100 miles
2011 Audi A4 72
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 A4s, 9.2 months of data per A4, average 71100 miles

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 44
59.6774193548% 59.6774193548% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 S4s, 10.5 months of data per S4, average 72400 miles

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.
2010 Audi A4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 A4s, 9.7 months of data per A4, average 92200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Audi S4 36
54.7619047619% 54.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 S4s, 9.2 months of data per S4, average 68900 miles

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.
2009 Audi A4 2.0T   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 A4 2.0Ts, 8.8 months of data per A4 2.0T, average 111100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Audi A4 3.2   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 A4 3.2s, 8.7 months of data per A4 3.2, average 89500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Audi A4 90
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 A4s, 8.9 months of data per A4, average 96000 miles
2007 Audi A4 137
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 A4s, 8.8 months of data per A4, average 115600 miles
2007 Audi S4 / RS4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 S4 / RS4s, 10.3 months of data per S4 / RS4, average 84800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Audi A4 68
68.9368770764% 68.9368770764% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  42 A4s, 9.2 months of data per A4, average 132900 miles

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
2005 Audi A4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 A4s, 11.2 months of data per A4, average 119500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2004 Audi A4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 A4s, 9.6 months of data per A4, average 153700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2003 Audi A4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 A4s, 7.6 months of data per A4, average 143300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Audi A4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 A4s, 11.1 months of data per A4, average 191300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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