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2016 Audi A4 / S4 repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (43%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (0%)

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2016 Audi A4 / S4 repair cost distribution

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2016 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

14000 mi
Software update to detect problems with water pump 
Jan 2018

22000 mi
Recall for pre-heater replacement 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

6820 mi
replaced GPS antenna 

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2016 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2017
Mar 2016

6000 mi
minor trim issue with badging - replaced promptly 

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2016 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2018

19000 mi
Slow leak due to a crack in the plastic water pump. Water pump was replaced under warranty. Reverse camera display would flicker and turn off. Bad optical cable connector in the trunk. Connector was replaced. Clutch pedal creaks in hot weather. Clutch pedal was lubricated. It had little effect on fixing the problem. 

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2015 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Great Britain
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

21500 mi
Bank 1 catalytic converter replaced. 

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2015 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

15000 mi
Satellite radio "linking" with no sound. Diagnosed internal failure of roof antenna. Antenna replaced. 
Aug 2016

33000 mi
Roaring noise from RR wheel. Replaced wheel bearing. 
Jun 2018

84335 mi

US $115
MIL is on. Cause is P0299 turbo underboost (static) fault. Recommend turbocharger replacement. 
Audi A4 in Iowa, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

31000 mi
The entire MMI screen went blank. The dealer spent 3 days tracking down the problem and conferring with Audi. They replaced the 5F control module and reset everything. We lost all of our data. The $3,000 charge was covered by warranty. 
Apr 2017

36000 mi
Owner adjusted the rearview mirror on the windshield and the mirror fell off - dangling by some wires. 
Jun 2017

38963 mi
Engine Malfunction switch on the dash is on. NVLD Pressure switch broken - Fault P0456 on the EVAP system. Dealer removed and replaced the EVAP filter, EVAP canister and the NVLD pressure switch. Repair cover by warranty. 
Dec 2017

48500 mi
the driver's exterior door lock stopped responding to the key. Replaced the drivers door handle touch pad sensor 
Jun 2018

54755 mi
Left front wheel bearing replacement 
Audi A4 in Missouri, United States
Nov 2014 - May 2017
Apr 2017

74000 mi

US $3500
Trouble getting transmission in gear. Dealer replaced transmission. 
Audi A4 in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

15000 mi
Software recall 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

47000 mi
Recall for wiring on supplementary rear passenger heater. 

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2015 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

22320 mi
MMI system failed 
Nov 2017

40300 mi
Squeak around shift boot. 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
Oct 2017

19000 mi
Squeaking rear shock bushings. 

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2015 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

5120 mi
1 backup sensor would periodically fail to work and result in a long beep when car was in reverse. Tech pushed on a sensor and heard a "Click". Removed sensor cleaned the connection and re-installed. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2017 - Nov 2018
May 2018

35960 mi
Side mirror not working 
Sep 2018

40300 mi
Rear view camera intermittent. 
Oct 2018

40300 mi
Chain tensioner failure resulting in chain rattle on cold starts. 
Nov 2018

40920 mi
Error message "transmission malfunction, limited usability". Only 2,4,6 gears usable. Computer cleared, nothing repaired. 
Audi A4 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Sep 2015

9000 mi
Evap sensor 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
May 2015

6200 mi
The aluminum panel on the left front door got loose so it made an annoying noise when cruising on highway. Took it to a dealer for and found that a screw inside that panel had got loose. Finally fixed it. 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2014 - Nov 2017
Feb 2017

20700 mi
After receiving Gearbox Failure and TPMS Malfunction warnings, vehicle was flatbedded to local dealer and entire 7sp DSG transmission was replaced based on diagnostics. Vehicle is 2.5 yrs old with 20K miles. 
Jul 2017

24000 mi
Reported clunking resulted in replacement of a rear strut and replacement of front sway bars. 
Audi A4 in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

30000 mi

US $600
Replace front brake pads and rotors Fuel door would not open. I needed to open it manually through the trunk. I haven't taken it in yet as it is not an emergency. It will be covered by warranty. 
Jun 2018

46000 mi
Replaced front upper control arm bushings under warranty Replace fuel door actuator. 

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2015 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

39123 mi
Sunroof whistling > 40mph - dealer adjusted glass 
May 2018

41000 mi
Slight rattle when engine revs. Dealer replaced front muffler under warranty. 
Audi A4 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

4000 mi
CEL came on. Dealer had to R&R Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor. 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

26000 mi
Leaking water pump. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

13000 mi
speaker rattle, fix didn't work 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Tokyo-Shinagawa, Japan
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

14880 mi
Engine mount was replaced due to excessive vibration 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Mar 2016

15000 mi
Sun visor clip broke with almost no force (I was returning the visor to its original position). Dealer replaced clip free of charge. Sunroof was excessively slow to close and stopped prematurely once. It appeared to be caused by too much friction on the sunroof track. 
Sep 2016

20000 mi
Passenger side sun visor clip broke. Will take to dealer for repair. This part is made from candy canes. My driver side clip broke 6 months ago. Again, normal use caused this part to fail. 
Dec 2016

22000 mi

US $480
Replaced broken passenger side visor clip. Dealer did this for freee. Rodent chewed through wiring for turbo boost valve and engine mount. Caused engine to operate with no turbo boost. Check engine light was illuminated. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

14300 mi
Visor clip broken 
Audi A4 in New York, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

40000 mi
wheel bearings on front end needed to be replaced. brakes were squeaking 
Audi A4 in Vermont, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

17000 mi
Squeaks in cabin. Dealer could not determine cause. Door seals squeak and rattle at rough roads. 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Audi A4 in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

8000 mi
Emission control problem 
Audi A4 in Pakistan
May 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

23250 mi

$300
Catalytic converter cleaning Oil+Oil Filter Change Air Filter Change Cabin Filter Change 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Jul 2015

28700 mi
Exterior brightwork had become tarnished. Audi replaced at no charge. 
Audi A4 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

19000 mi
Replaced Antenna for MMI/Nav system due to slower location acquisition at start up. 
Mar 2018

30000 mi
Nav system would randomly show car in wrong spot and would randomly clear XM stations (but not AM or FM) from the presets. 
Audi A4 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

13000 mi
Indicated cooling failure; coolant was low. Inspected by dealer, coolant refilled, no other repair. 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

36000 mi

US $85
Rear backup camera failed. Need full replace of wiring harness and camera module. Good thing i have CPO warranty. 
Audi A4 in Nevada, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

19700 mi
Vehicle still has the same issue. At random once every month or so the brakes begin a loud grinding noise. This noise occurs without using the brakes. 
Sep 2015

24000 mi
MMI system was replaced due to troubles connecting to satellites during NAV use. There was a TSB out for the issue and the dealership replaced quickly and at no cost. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

25000 mi

US $160
Premature worn out of brake pads and rotors. First replaced at 15k. 8k later already down to 4 mm and rotors are warped. 
Feb 2016

33400 mi

US $660
Replace front brakes again after 18000 miles. Brakes wear out prematurely 
Dec 2016

41000 mi

US $255
Replaced worn rear brake pads 
Jun 2017

46500 mi

US $285
Replace front brake pads 
Audi A4 in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2017
Jan 2017

37800 mi

US $85
Xeon bulb went out. Replaced 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

38135 mi
Passenger visor clip replacement 
Nov 2017

42224 mi
Both front, lower wishbones replaced (hydro bushings making noise). 
May 2018

50000 mi
Engine rattle TSB performed. 

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2014 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

16000 mi
Blind spot not working properly 
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

16100 mi
The trunk arm rubbed against the trunk covering on the right side. Audi adjusted the trunk covering so it did not rub anymore. 
Jul 2016

31200 mi
Trim around dashboard was chipping. Dealer replaced trim under warranty. 
Jun 2017

44000 mi

US $2500
Left headlight had cobwebs in it. Dealer replaced headlight under warranty. Condenser cracked, replaced with aftermarket condenser 
Aug 2017

48000 mi
Left headlight went out, technician found a crack in the bulb. Was replaced 
Feb 2018

51000 mi

US $3200
Replaced clutch and flywheel. I had my car tuned with a performance chip, when that was done the clutch began slipping. I'm assuming it was a dual result, a worn clutch combined with the additional power overcame the clutch plate friction. When they did replace it, they said there was also excessive slop in the flywheel and there were warp marks on the flywheel too.  
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - May 2016
Mar 2015

5000 mi
Suspect wheel bearing noise: 75mph+ on smooth surface, with steering input. Dealer said only test drove for 2 miles, so they did not get it to the right conditions. Frustrating that a simple diagnosis will require multiple visits 
Apr 2015

5300 mi
Second trip for same wheel bearing noise and this time dealer foreman confirmed. Bearing replaced and noise mostly gone, but still not perfectly quiet. 
May 2016

11000 mi
Very light whistling/buzzing wheel bearing-like noise on highway sweepers @75mph+. One WB replaced, noise less, but continues. Not a huge deal, but surprising to lose at least two WB's in 11k miles. 
Audi A4 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

10420 mi
Replaced drive shaft bearing . Noise still present. 
May 2016

15500 mi
Front left wheel bearing 
Jun 2016

16120 mi
Wheel bearing 
Audi A4 in Iowa, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

33000 mi

US $133
Left high beam low beam light bulb replaced 

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2014 Audi A4 / S4

Engine not specified

Audi A4 in Vermont, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

21000 mi
Check engine light 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi A4 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2018

42000 mi

US $90
Xenon headlight bulb 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

74000 mi

US $85
Water Pump Failure, replaced under warranty 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

40300 mi

C $190
Xenon bulb exploded or disintigrated. Just the bulb had to be replaced 
May 2017

45880 mi
HID Xenon bulb burned out (the other side) - under warranty 
May 2018

60140 mi
Broken front coil spring. Sping was replaced (part back-ordered from Germany - 1.5 week wait) Steering Rack replaced Airbag sensor light was on - Dealer replaced a control module 
Audi A4 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

23900 mi
Seat memory ceased functioning. Re-programming corrected the problem. 
Feb 2018

45000 mi

US $90
MMI pad replaced to fix radio volume control rheostat. Cost included copay and tax on CPO warranty. Actual part was $577 but covered under warranty 
Apr 2018

47000 mi

US $90
Intermediate steering shaft & coupling replaced due to stiff steering when turning. 
Audi A4 in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2017
Oct 2015

76300 mi

US $100
Replaced breather control valve. 
Sep 2016

108000 mi

US $500
Battery replacement and other parts. 
Jan 2017

90700 mi

US $1600
Spark plugs, fuel injector, replaced. Transmission reprogrammed, and valves carbon cleaned. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

2580 mi
Took car into Dealership after persistent calls to Audi Canada,, about Vibration on this new Car. Car was in shop, 1 week and result was no problem detected. still driving this Headache Lemon Car, with 7000km on it since Aug 2013. 
Audi A4 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2017
Sep 2015

36000 mi
GPS would fail to find satellites after parking in parking deck. Would sometimes take over 40 minutes for system to find satellites on a sunny day. Software updates applied but problem was most prevalent in hot humid summer months. Driver seat exhibits clicking and creaking sounds as driver weight shifts. Mechanic tightened some things around the seat tracks, but noise persists. I believe it now to be in the hydraulic mechanism that raises the seat. 
Jul 2016

48200 mi
Car struggles to start on hot summer days after a long drive. Applying gas pedal during long crank will allow the car to start. Once the car is cool there are no issues. Dealer failed to diagnose or fix. 
Aug 2017

66000 mi

US $1000
Car began stumbling badly and threw a bunch of codes. Yellow CEL came on so I drove it straight to the dealer. Diagnosed as stuck fuel injector. Cost was $1200, but dealer did it for $1000. 
Audi A4 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2017
Sep 2015

44000 mi
Check engine light showed lean faults and low fuel pressure. Breather was leaking so breather valve was replaced along with fuel pressure sensor. After repair next day car flashed epc and check engine light came on. This time fuel pump was replaced. The flow of fuel was a little lower than what it should've been according to the tech. All happened only during moderate to hard acceleration.  Check engine light again due to cylinder misfire under moderate to hard acceleration. Plugs replaced. Repairs finally fixed issue and engine running fine. 
Audi A4 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - Aug 2017
Nov 2013

5980 mi
Plastic trim around led display squeaked. A technical service bulletin was released on this according to the dealer and the part was replaced at no cost. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

14000 mi
TSB updates to AC and internal systems 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

45880 mi
Heating system preheated for cabin heat. Recall. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Nov 2016
Jun 2015

32860 mi
Right wheel bearing replaced under warranty 
May 2016

43560 mi
Steering wheel was starting to seize. Undrivable so Car towed to dealer 
Audi A4 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

55000 mi

US $28
tail light light bulb wearout 
Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

83000 mi

US $700
Front brakes & rotors.  Stabilizer bar bushings on warranty. 
Audi A4 in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2018
May 2017

76000 mi

US $800
Both front bearings were worn out and had to be replaced 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2017
Dec 2016

32000 mi

US $1500
Fuel injector #4 went out. Car was shuttering upon start if it started and had white smoke out the tail pipes. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

37200 mi
Repair on rear window defroster. 
Audi A4 in Maine, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

48000 mi

US $35
Replaced a broken sun visor clip. 
Nov 2017

60300 mi

US $198
Replaced failed PCV/Oil Separator 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

8000 mi
The passenger side airbag sensor would switch on and off with a passenger seated. The airbag could be turned on and off by slight shifts in body weight. 
May 2013

10000 mi
The actuator that controls the locking mechanism for the gas lid failed, causing a loud buzzing sound on every attempt to unlock the gas lid. The gas lid was unable to be opened until repairs were completed. 
Dec 2013

19000 mi
Rough idle followed by check engine light, and hard stuttering shortly after. Fuel injectors replaced but cylinder found to be cracked and leaking fuel/oil causing misfires. Engine replaced. 
Dec 2015

64000 mi

US $700
Check engine light came on, found out it was for an air leak in the fuel injector. 
Aug 2017

99000 mi

US $1900
Braking was becoming inconsistent, brake discs and brake pad sensor replaced. Engine mounts collapsed and leaking, replaced. Lower control arms failing, replaced under extended warranty. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2017
May 2015

98000 mi

US $8700
Piston and ring Failure in the #4 Cylinder, "0" compression. All Compression leaking into the crankcase. Required total engine replacement 
Jun 2015

98000 mi
Check engine light, gas tank vapor valve stuck. Fixed. Replacement engine used one extra quart of Ultra Moly synthetic 5-40w over 10,000 miles. So far OK. In the next 10,000, used 2 extra quarts added over 10,000 miles between oil cnange. 
Sep 2015

117000 mi
Ring Failure in Cyl. #2. Complete engine replacement. Dealer new engine is $9500 plus dealer labor. Likely $15000 cost. in process. This is a 2013 going on its 3rd engine. Complete new factory engine installed, 3rd one, tested and road tested by dealer. I kept the damaged engine for a rebuilder to bore & Nickasel plate the cylinders install custom pistons and rings for long mileage. Through the new break in. 
Dec 2015

130000 mi

US $616
New engine and using a quart of oil every 1,500 to 2,000 miles. Replaced crankcase pressure control valve and a burnt spark coil plug wire. Asked for a compression test at my expense. Slowed to a quart per 3k. 
Feb 2016

136000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear brake pads and torn brake piston boots. 
Apr 2016

149000 mi

US $1000
Alternator went out. Audi supply chain 2 to 3 weeks from Germany. LKQ Salvage alternator took two trips to Sacramento.  Crankcase pressure release valve also replaced third time third engine. 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

55800 mi

C $1200
A road hum that started soft with acceleration and got louder with speed and time. I knew it would be pricey so I held off as long as I could. I thought it was only one rear wheel bearing, but turned out to be both. 1200$ later and it's a smooth quiet ride again. Yeesh. The wheel bearings were about 250 a side, killer. 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

27280 mi
misfire cylinder 4 due to leak on the crankcase 
Audi A4 in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2018
Oct 2016

27200 mi
Turbo died and needed to be replaced 
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

59000 mi

US $100
Ac pressure switch 
Apr 2017

62000 mi

US $100
Leaking water pump 
Audi A4 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
Feb 2016

19840 mi
Dead battery 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A4 in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

5000 mi
Rattle in center of dashboard and rattle in passenger door speaker. Speaker was replaced. 
Dec 2014

10000 mi
Rattle near front passenger door/A pillar. 
Aug 2016

26400 mi
Rattle in passenger door caused by broken door panel clips. Clips replaced by dealer. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2014
Sep 2013

16000 mi
Bang and Olufsen speaker rattle. The mounting hardware was found to be broken. 
Nov 2014

33000 mi
Audi dealer service dept refused to acknowledge loud rattle/vibration in undercarriage. Service tech took car joyriding and damaged rim. I traded the car in within 2 weeks of incident. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

18600 mi

C $65
Sway bar was loose making a creaking noise when wheel was turned. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2018
Jul 2013

7700 mi
Interior dash trip vibrates and rattles on uneven/rough roads and freeway surfaces. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

15300 mi
Continuous rattle in the steering column on textured pavement at over ~55 mph. Dealer added interior padding in steering column. Rattle continues but sounds slightly muffled after repair. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Applied software update for steering mechanism 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2014
Aug 2013

8000 mi
EPC dashboard error. Cylinder 3 misfire (lost power and could just coast home). Dealer can't recreate problem. Couldn't isolate specific error and thus fix it. Got car back without any repair completed. 
Audi A4 in Nevada, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2017
Jul 2015

22200 mi
Cap came off the back of the headlight and it injested water after driving through a puddle. It shorted out the headlight system and a suspension sensor. 
May 2016

31000 mi
Steering had a notchy feeling at dead center. Hard to keep the wheel centered perfectly, it wanted to be either slightly right of center or slight left but not perfect center. Dealer replaced power steering unit. Fixed problem perfectly. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Aug 2017
Jun 2015

22000 mi
Second Xenon Bulb failure; driver's side. 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
Oct 2015

47000 mi

US $100
Common problem that the thermostat fails early. Thermostat wont open completely and over heat unless you have heater on high bypassing thermostat. Problem just popped up out of nowhere but you car drive it until you have time. Tricky repaired 
Audi A4 in New South Wales, Australia
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

11780 mi
Adaptive Headlight Defective. 1st Visit to shop control module changed, failed again later in day. 
Mar 2016

14260 mi
A/C stopped producing cold air, no warning signs. Normal ventilation worked fine. Pressure Sensor failed. 
Oct 2016

18600 mi

A $100
Dashboard error and misfire after enthusiastic driving. Diagnostics showed Cylinder 3 misfire. Error went away after turning off engine for 10 minutes. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils based on mechanic recommendation 
Jun 2017

26040 mi
Water pump leaking, needed replacement Overflow tank cracked, needed replacement 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

33000 mi
Driver side XENON bulb went out. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

25000 mi
Crankcase valve sensor failed causing EPC error; repaired under warranty. 
Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2017
May 2015

44100 mi
Malfunctioning headlamp needed replacing. 
Aug 2015

45400 mi
Oil pressure sensor was replaced 
Audi A4 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

6000 mi
electronic sensor in sport differential failed (only the sensor) 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
Mar 2018

34700 mi

US $86
Mechtronics unit for the DSG started to show nasty hesitation from Reverse to Drive. The car was also knocking into gear from a full stop. Audi reviewed, diagnosed and determined that the transmission should be replaced. Which was thankfully covered by warranty. 
Audi A4 in West Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
Jun 2017

73000 mi
Wheel had flat spot causing vibration. Wheel was repaired. 

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2013 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

57000 mi

US $750
Front brake pads and rotors replaced 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

18000 mi
Engine stalled intermittently at stop lights. No warning lights or fault codes. Dealer could not identify problem but adjusted air flow (?) and replaced battery in key. Problem has not recurred in three weeks. 
Audi A4 in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Jan 2013 Control module on water pump reported a failure. Pump physically working fine. Electronics failure so pump was replaced. Had to ship from Germany which what took the most time over Christmas/New Years. 
Audi A4 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

20000 mi
I heard a quiet drone when driving so I took it to the dealer, replaced wheel bearing for free under warranty, problem solved. 
Nov 2016

33000 mi

US $2000
I had all four sets of pads and rotors replaced. 
Mar 2018

41000 mi

US $3000
clutch/flywheel replaced 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

36000 mi
Replace leaky water pump 
Sep 2014

43000 mi
Water pump leaking; replaced under warranty 
Oct 2014

45000 mi
Fuel system: Fuel pressure sensor 
Sep 2017

115000 mi

US $4490
The clutch had begun to consistently "chatter" just before the it catches. Replace clutch. Also replaced flywheel, thrust bearing, and rear main seal since in there. Safety switch malfunction, found slight leak in clutch master cylinder. Master cylinder assembly replaced. 
Mar 2018

130000 mi

US $650
[Clutch] slave cylinder needed replacement 
Audi A4 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

28000 mi
Clunk in front end. Dealer replaced lower control arms under warranty (TSB). 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
Drivers window gasket rolled, caused window to move slowly. Finally repaired under warranty after 2 months and 4 trips to the dealer 
Feb 2016

34300 mi
Washer fluid leaking from passengers side headlight washer Washer fluid still leaking from passengers side headlight washer. Last visit, headlight washer pump was incorrectly idenified as source. part was replaced, nozzle still leaking. nozzle replaced this time, problem fixed. 
Jun 2016

40000 mi
loose trim, likely left in that state from previous repair. Also, asked dealer to investigate clutch pedal squeak/creak when interior of car is hot - NFF on this request. Pedal creaks at top of travel but functions normal. 
Jun 2017

51000 mi
Brought car in for occasional clunk in front end when backing into driveway. Diagnosed as bad lower control arms (already replaced once under warranty at ~28,000 miles) per tsk. Need to bring car back for actual repair once parts come in. 
Jul 2017

51000 mi
Parts replaced... front lower front control arms again as diagnosed on previous visit 
Jun 2018

65000 mi

US $85
Notchy steering returned Flakey rear view backup camera 
Audi A4 in Maryland, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

40000 mi

US $600
MMI failed completely, no screen, no nav/radio. Dealer replaced MMI unit, no longer under warranty. 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2017
Sep 2016

43000 mi
AC not blowing cold air. Sensor was replaced. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

38000 mi

US $900
Water pump was leaking (approx 1 week for entire coolant system to drain). Solved after water pump replacement. 
Mar 2018

42000 mi

US $500
Replaced front rotors and pads 

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