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2012 Audi A4 / S4 repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 172 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2012 Audi A4 / S4.

2012 Audi A4 / S4 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (15%)

< $100 (65%)

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Chart based on 110 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

Audi A4 in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

53800 mi

US $350
Car electrical bus would seize up completely, car would start intermittently. Several error codes would pop up, but were all related to sticky relays which turned out to be in a TSB. Relays replaced, which solved the problem. 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

47000 mi

US $900
Turbocharger was replaced as a warranty item. water pump replaced 
Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

32000 mi
replace water pump 
Jan 2018

68000 mi

US $70
replace hood strut 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jul 2015
Jan 2013

19840 mi
The passenger's side headlight washer is intermittently getting stuck in the open position. Can be closed with a slight push. Problem is persisting for at least a year. 
Dec 2014

43400 mi
Moonroof sun shade convenience retracting/closing feature wasn't working (one button press didn't open/close the sunshade, it had to be held down). The dealer replaced the faulty switch. 
May 2015

48360 mi
Front driver side bearing started making noise at about 77000 km. Replaced under warranty. Oil consumption test. The car requires 2 quarts of oil between the scheduled oil changes 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Wagon

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

Audi A4 in Great Britain
Feb 2014 - Dec 2017
Oct 2014

27000 mi
Fuel control module / pump failure. Replaced door seals that were pulling away from the doors. 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

37200 mi

C $1587
Flashing Engine Light and EDC lit. Fuel Injector failure. Bore scope found Fuel Injector w/ constant fuel leak. Fouled Spark Plugs and Oil smelled of Fuel. going thru Audi Canada for partial/all reimbursement 
Jun 2018

45880 mi
Waste gate caused a check engine light. Waste gate is integral to turbo, turbo replaced. Free replacement under a Audi extended warranty, otherwise $3,000+ 
Audi A4 in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2015

38000 mi
Dead Battery check engine light - MIF sensor 
Dec 2017

72000 mi

US $240
my side mirrors glass fall on same day. Not covered by warranty . Ordered from the dealer and installed myself . 
Audi A4 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2017
Sep 2012

15000 mi
Front driver side door's rubber seal was came out. Dealer glued it tightly but I have watch it out for other doors. 
Feb 2013

26800 mi
Front door rubber seal came out again. Dealer replaced both weather strip completely. 
Dec 2016

111000 mi

US $3
Started burning engine oil 1 qt every 1000 miles. Added $3 engine sealer from amazon.com and problem solved. 
Mar 2017

115000 mi

US $20
Check engine light - P0421 Erased using OBD controller and never came back again. 
Apr 2017

115000 mi

US $20
Engine oil burning started again. warranty expired, adding engine oil every 1000~3000 miles when the light came on. 
Audi A4 in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

45000 mi
Projection lenses were fogging from a leak on the driver's side. Assembly replaced under warranty. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

36000 mi
Check engine light came on while driving, no change in way engine ran. Determined the crankcase breather valve, oil separator was the culprit. 
Apr 2016

45800 mi
Service bulletin for crank case breather valve was to be replaced. 
Mar 2018

81000 mi
Left and right upper guide link bushings Left and right engine mounts leaking hydraulic fluid 
Audi A4 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2018
Aug 2014

54000 mi

US $900
Leaking water pump 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $310
CEL for System Too Lean. Replaced leaking oil separator breather valve. 
May 2016

81000 mi

US $500
Replaced oxygen sensor. 
Aug 2016

86000 mi
Excessive oil consumption (>4 quarts/1.5k miles). Pistons and associated gaskets replaced under warranty despite 85k miles on the car. 
Sep 2017

98000 mi

US $1500
Replaced both front wheel bearings. 
Aug 2018

111000 mi

US $461
Replaced faulty AC sensor 
Audi A4 in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2015
Oct 2013

34000 mi
One of the hoses in the engine bay had come loose and needed to be replaced. The car was in & out in 1 day and the impression i got was that the repair was very straightforward. No issues since getting the car back. 
Audi A4 in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Feb 2012

6000 mi
Rear panel was making a rattling noise when playing certain songs. Certain rare drum beats would hit the resonant frequency and make the rear deck sound like a blown speaker. A4 has no speakers in rear deck. When they repaired the rattle, they broke a piece of plastic. They ordered the part and repaired it. They brought it to my attention as they didn't want to have any cracks. They were very particular. I was happy. Great dealer service. 
Audi A4 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Aug 2016
Oct 2015

77000 mi

US $85
leaking water pump 
Audi A4 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
Apr 2014

62000 mi

US $250
Vacuum leak, oil separator 
Jun 2015

96000 mi

US $900
Water pump failure. Replaced 
Dec 2015

110000 mi
Crank case breather valve replaced 
Apr 2016

119000 mi
Abrupt oil usage issues. service dept said needed new piston rings. 2012 was not covered under the recall. 
Audi A4 in Alaska, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2018
Oct 2016

60500 mi
Recall on sensor in transmission that caused engine light to come on! I took it in when the engine light came on and recall was repaired for free. Repair was conducted during regular service for oil change, no extra time was required! 
Sep 2017

78000 mi

US $300
Front driverside wheel bearing replacement! Noticed a howling/bearing wear noise when steering to the right/turning! Wheel alignment wasn't required! 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in Florida, United States
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
Feb 2017

61000 mi
Thermostat housing issue Water pump A/C Compressor Engine was leaking oil. Decided to sell the car 
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

37000 mi
Heating system not working 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2016
Oct 2014

45700 mi
Steering shuddered when parking at low speed. Dealer acknowledged but said it could not find anything wrong and said it was "normal". Pinch weld in body near rear strut tower was rattling. Dealer said there was not enough glue and fixed it. Dealer contacted audi corporate about shuddering problem in steering after I complained enough. Audi corporate recommended replacing hose in power steering. Dealer performed this task. Shuddering is 95% gone. I'm satisfied. Mmi knob broke off. Dealer replaced it. 
Jan 2015

49000 mi
Clip holding frame/spring inside seat broke. Caused seat to lean back on one side. Dealer replaced plastic clip. Fixed. 
Apr 2015

54300 mi

US $55
Visor clip broke off. 54 bucks for a peice of plastic from the dealer! Looked it up online this is a common problem 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - May 2014
Apr 2013

4120 mi
Dealer rotated Tires, which were vibranting from day of purchase,, as in new oil change,, tires roatation has made vibration worse,, Audi canada, will not resolve the problem.. stuck with wobble tires. 
Aug 2013

6700 mi
Got tired of driving car with bad perelli tires, audi canada refuse to resolve,, traded in for 2013 AudiA4 ,, just to experience same problem again,, same bad tires issues,,, going in for tire balance and usual nonsense.. 
Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

12000 mi
Left Headlight burned out, Dealer said too early for this to have happened so checked entire system; found cause of problem and fixed. Checking the system is why in shop for 2 days. 
Nov 2014

39100 mi
Weather seals on passenger doors came off and replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2018

78000 mi

US $1400
Brakes and Rotors replaced, used dealer as independent shops with the VAGCOM are more expensive than dealer. 
Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

39300 mi
Wheel bearing 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

39680 mi
Replaced bad injector cylinder number 4 - misfire code. Cleaned the intake ports at the same time. 
May 2014

42160 mi
Replaced left front wheel bearing. Dealer replaced right wheel bearing as a matter of course - "just in case". 
Feb 2016

66340 mi
Cold start misfire. Stumbling when cold under acceleration. Determined bad fuel injector cylinder 1. Decided to replace all four under recent Audi extended warranty campaign for fuel injectors. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Feb 2016
Mar 2014

28520 mi
Popping sound from rear over sharp bumps in cold weather. Rear bump stops and upper shock mounts replaced under warranty Whirring sound from front of car. Right front wheel bearing replaced under warranty 
Audi A4 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2015 - Feb 2017
Feb 2016

50400 mi
remove throttle body and replaced N80 fuel evap valve, performed GFF scan, fault for 02 sensor, cause of faulty crankcase breather 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 177hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A4 in South Africa
Apr 2017 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

55180 mi
Rear brake pads and discs replaced as pads were worn. 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Audi A4 in Malaysia
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
May 2015

50220 mi

$4000
One of the piston misfire, may require engine overhaul; update: still in shop two months later 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2014 - Oct 2016
Dec 2014

48000 mi
Fixed loose ground connection for rear window defroster 
Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

30000 mi
The transmission felt like it was hunting gears when slowing down. Once around 20 mph and the second one doing around 55-60 mph. Fluid change might have fixed it, but even this would be very expensive. Got rid of the car. 
Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

39100 mi
Starter button finish was peeling. Replaced by dealer. 
Jun 2015

42000 mi
Rear struts failed and became very audible when driving on uneven surfaces. Dealer replaced both. 
Mar 2016

49000 mi
Engine was burning a qt of oil every 3k miles. Dealer took oil sample for analysis, topped off oil and told me to come back when gauge read low again to send to Audi for next steps. 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

42000 mi
Mmi center joystick knob broke 
Audi A4 in Maryland, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2018
Nov 2014

28000 mi
burning oil at a pretty high rate (about 1 qt every 1k mile or less. The dealer performed an oil consumption test and had the piston rings replaced on all cylinders. 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $200
Engine cover underneath the car needed to be fastened. 
Audi A4 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

14000 mi
Engine throwing ecm codes. ECM replaced. Replaced all 6 fuel injectors. 
Aug 2015

31000 mi
Thermostat failed. Replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Oct 2015

33000 mi
During evasive maneuvers, dash would light up and sport-diff would report failed (no sport-diff installed). Steering assist failed. Stop/Restart would clear the codes. Diagnosed to be a bad voltage regulator. 
Dec 2015

36000 mi
Loud vibration/noise at idle and accelerating from stop. Loose/missing exhaust clamp. Replaced. 
Sep 2016

43000 mi
Visor clip broke. Replaced. Dealer stated that I need to use the 'European' method to return visor to storage position using thumb and forefinger. 'One-touch' up/down feature not working. Dealer re-adjusted pinch protection. 
May 2018

57000 mi

US $580
Replaced front rotors and pads. 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

49000 mi
Door trim 
Dec 2015

58000 mi

US $40
visor clip broke 
Feb 2017

89000 mi

US $77
Car was low on coolant. Owner refilled coolant and level dropped again. Dealer noted no leaks in system. Coolant level stable for now. 
Aug 2017

97000 mi

US $700
Left front wheel bearing needed replacing 
Oct 2017

99000 mi

US $144
Coolant level low Shop couldn’t find any leak. Continues to slowly drop over a period of several months 
Audi A4 in Alabama, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

42000 mi

US $85
Blower fan motor faulty. Also replaced regulator. 8K1820021C - Fan 8K0820521B - Regulator 
Oct 2017

57000 mi
Chain tensioners were replaced due to excessive noise on cold startup per TSB #2039995/2. 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

43000 mi
oil kept burning every 5000 miles, they changed out some valve 
Audi A4 in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

52000 mi
Replacement of leaking water pump 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

16120 mi
right headlight washer was getting stuck in the extended position. dealership performed a tsb. 
Feb 2014

26200 mi
faulty hood sensor, not resetting engine oil level measurement 
Jan 2017

31200 mi

C $100
cylinder misfire, diagnosed to be ignition coil. replaced. 
Jan 2018

71 mi
check engine light - secondary exhaust carbon build up. build-up removed. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Jun 2014

33000 mi
driver side headlight was hazy. ventilation did not clear it up 
Nov 2014

37000 mi
fault for sec air scan 
Audi A4 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015

41300 mi
Had to have carbon build up removed per the existing Audi tsb. Surprising it occurred this early since I drive mostly highway miles Had to have rear differential replaced. Believe the root cause was the axle leak detailed in tsb 421109 
Audi A4 in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

3000 mi
EPC light would come on and car would misfire under full throttle. Dealer swapped the number 6 coil pack with number 5 and problem solved. 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

20000 mi
Nuisance Check Engine Light - Software upgrade was installed to ensure problem wouldn'r reoccur. 
Audi A4 in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2018
Jun 2012

12000 mi

US $568
Supercharger auxiliary cooler was punctured by debris causing a coolant leak & requiring replacement. Not covered by warranty. 
Apr 2013

26000 mi
IPod cable replaced after error message "Cannot read device" was received several times on device selection. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Sunroof failed to open/close 
Mar 2018

106600 mi

US $500
Windshield wiper motor failed 
Audi A4 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

61380 mi
Thermostat stuck closed. Car overheating. Car was towed to the dealership. Water-pump replaced at same time due to leakage. 200 paid and rest covered by warranty.. 
Audi A4 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

25000 mi
Compressor failed. Had to order new one from Germany. 
Dec 2013

34000 mi

US $40
Sun visor clips both snapped in cold conditions. Center media knob black joystick also snapped off. 
Jul 2014

43700 mi
Rear diff CV joint passenger side leaking. Repaired under warranty. 
Sep 2014

47000 mi
Rear door, drivers side, upper speaker blown. 
Audi A4 in Iowa, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

47000 mi

US $950
Front rotors and pads worn, replaced. 
Audi A4 in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2012

11300 mi
Cold air was blowing intermittently. Dealer replaced sensor. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Nov 2014

37000 mi
Rear center seat belt buckle failed to latch. Identified 12+ months prior but this was the first opportunity to have it repaired. Thermostat failed at ~36,600 miles 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

22600 mi
Nob fell off 
Audi A4 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

68200 mi

C $200
Requested code for engine light. 
Mar 2018

71300 mi
Centre instrument cluster display went blank. Removed instrument cluster to investigate, look for bulbs, etc. No easily servicable parts found. Someone on a forum said give it a whack. Tried that as a last resort before giving in to going to dealer for repair and it worked! ...however it went out again yesterday (was good for 2 weeks)...will try same method again but doubtful... 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013
May 2012

4600 mi
Jerky and severely abrupt shifting in stop/go traffic and at stops on hills with DSG transmission. Dealer says "performs as normal." 
Oct 2012

11800 mi
Second trip for jerky DSG transmission. Dealer again says "performs as normal." 
Nov 2012

12400 mi
DSG reflash, fluid check; recalibration of Mechatronics unit 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
2nd reflash of DSG; diagnosed as possibly faulty Mechatronics unit; none available in US. At this point I decided to pursue buyback under Song-Beverly act. 
Feb 2013

16000 mi
Audi S4 bought back for jerky DSG transmission that dealer could not fix. Software reacts erratically to a small percentage of drivers who follow a similar throttle, brake input pattern. No fix for it. 
Audi A4 in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

72000 mi

US $345
Oil filter housing 
May 2018

78000 mi

US $1300
Rear brake caliper and caliper motor we're toasted so they had to be replaced. $800 in parts and $500 in labor. 
Audi A4 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

8000 mi
Hood latch replaced 
Sep 2013

9000 mi
alternator over charging, replaced voltage regulator for alternator 
Sep 2014

20000 mi
Headlights condensation leaving marks, changed under warranty 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2017
Mar 2015

35000 mi
Thermostat failed closed. Dealer representative indicated this is due to the plastic t/stat housing distorting, causing the thermostat to bind. Dealer representative indicates design has not been changed -- new part is the same G336 Intake manifold flap sensor found faulty. Fault P2014 
Jan 2017

14200 mi

US $1200
Puncture to A/C condenser. Condenser replaced Cranking longer on cold start. Diagnosed as failing fuel pump Upper control arm bushings replaced 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2016
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Check engine light came on. Vehicle ran fine, OBD2 diagnostic revealed a very slight fuel mixture imbalance. Dealer said they replaced some parts of the fuel rail to injectors and updated the ECU program. Car runs a bit smoother now. 
Nov 2014

20000 mi
Driver door weatherstripping came loose. 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

62000 mi

C $120
Check engine light on due to carbon buildup in secondary air intake. Cleaning performed by Audi under extended warranty. Cost was for a couple clips and coolant not covered. 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Mar 2018 - Sep 2018
Jun 2018

50000 mi

US $1200
Secondary Intercooler cracked because of a rock. Needed to be replaced and cooling system reinstalled and fixed. 
Audi A4 in New York, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2018
Mar 2017

92000 mi

US $500
Replaced passenger side front wheel bearing. 
Audi A4 in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

34000 mi
Engine Rear Main Seal leaking, needed replacement, required 11 hours of labor covered by warranty 
Oct 2016

46700 mi

US $750
rear Inner CV cups had a slow leak, known issue but Dealer wouldn't fix under warranty previously 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

25420 mi
Loose window trim was squeaking. 
Jun 2017

41540 mi

C $20
Replaced RH trunk hinge cover (old one had broken clips and would not stay in position). 10 minutes to repair. Replacement part purchased from eBay. 
Audi A4 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

8000 mi
The weather stripping on the driver door came loose and was hanging out the bottom of the door when it was closed. Dealer replaced the stripping under warranty. 
Dec 2016

52000 mi

US $80
Hood latch sensor malfunctioned. 
Audi A4 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Aug 2016
Apr 2013

13300 mi

US $1100
Rock hit radiator. Radiator leaked. 
Jun 2014

24000 mi
Car overheated. Replaced thermostat. 
Apr 2015

30000 mi
rear window shade not working. audi secondary air injection system P0491 audi secondary air injection system P0492 Fixed on third visit, cleaned carbon build-up with walnut shell blasting. 
Apr 2016

36300 mi

US $200
replaced battery 
Audi A4 in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2014
Jan 2014

24000 mi
windshield washer nozzle, sprays above windshield. parking break button metal covering-pealing off. burning smell during hard acceleration with AC on. 
Jun 2014

29000 mi
Replaced parking brake button, metal covering was peeling off. 
Nov 2014

32000 mi
Only issue was exhaust smell inside cabin during hard acceleration. Dealer replaced air box inside but did not resolve the problem. 
Audi A4 in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Mar 2018
Apr 2013

3400 mi
There was a loud rattle coming from the front end caused by broken caliper springs. The solution was to replace all the front caliper springs. TSB # 2030704/1 
Jun 2014

12400 mi

C $200
Bluetooth connection to phone seems to cause intermittent total lack of sound 
Audi A4 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - May 2018
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Hole in auxiliary radiator. 
Sep 2016

42000 mi

US $800
Control module for windshield wipers not working and needed to be replaced. 
May 2018

60000 mi

US $700
Bad front wheel bearing 
Audi A4 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Oct 2015

30000 mi
Intermediate steering shaft replaced 
Audi A4 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

44500 mi
Brake wear sensor harness had a damaged wire. Replaced under warranty. 
Audi A4 in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Nov 2015

42900 mi
The dealer diagnosed a bad clutch based on my report that revs were "hanging" (i.e. rpms were not dropping as expected) when I engaged the clutch on a first to second shift. The car is driveable and I have not repaired it yet. Audi refuses to warranty. 
Mar 2016

45000 mi
Bad shock absorber replaced under warranty 
Jun 2017

50000 mi

US $300
Replaced weak battery 
Audi A4 in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

39000 mi
When in sixth gear, the car made a ticking sound the emanated from the manual gearshift. It was like a vibration of two materials rubbing together. Replaced gearshift linkage and problem was still present thereafter. 
Aug 2014

41100 mi
Car still made a rubbing/clicking noise when manual transmission was in 6th gear. Dealer found that it was the leather shift boot. They lubricated the leather, but the problem came back within 1 day of getting the car back. Moon roof squealed when traveling along its track near close. Dealer follow protocol to lubricate the path, but the problem did not go away. After replacing gearshift linkage from July repair, the third gear shift gate had a catch so that during shifting (manual), the gearshift didn't feel like it was seated completely in third gear. It was immediately noticeable. 
May 2015

55900 mi
Sixth gear shift gate made a ticking sound while driving. 
Audi A4 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

19220 mi
Driver side rear shock leaking 

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2012 Audi A4 4dr Sedan

Audi A4 in Queensland, Australia
May 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

67580 mi

A $400
PCV valve replacement 

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2012 Audi A4 / S4 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi A4 in California, United States
Aug 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017

45000 mi
Windshield replaced 

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