Low speed shudder and high speed vibration. Power steering hose was replaced and new control arms were installed. Four wheel balance performed.
After having the control arms replaced via the TSB at Audi Raleigh, the highway vibration is still there. Considered trading on a new Q5 2.0T but residual value was terrible on Q5 and trade-in value on A4 horrific. No clue what to do now!
Left wheel bearing fail
High speed shimmy in steering wheel. Remedied by road force balancing the wheels and installing updated control arms. Low speed shudder in steering wheel at parking lot speeds. Remedied by a new-style power steering hose.
Low speed steering shudder on slick surfaces. Power steering hoses were replaced on TSB. Problem corrected.
Had known issues with 2009 a4 taken care of shudder at low speed and shudder at highway speeds under warranty. Lower control arms and power steering hose replaced. Now care drives perfect, no more shudder.
Got my control arms and power steering hose replaced due to vibration issues. Covered under warranty.
vibration felt at highway speeds. vibration problem resolved. vehicle drives smooth.
Power steering hose design was defective - replaced with redesigned power steering hose.
Steering vibration when turning wheel at slow speeds
Lower control arms (finally) replaced
Slight vibration at low speeds from steering wheel column. Power steering hose replaced according to the TSB
Rear suspension bushing making noise
It feels like the vehicle is not driving smooth. You can feel some annoying vibration coming in to the cabin at 55+mph on smooth roads.
Steering wheel shudder/judder at low speeds when backing out of a parking spot. Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds. Dealer could not duplicate the problem. This is now the 4th time the car has been in for this problem
Rear shock was leaking. Also damage repair from prior accident.
Replace lower control arm bushings, shimmy at high speeds
Low speed shudder while turning. power steering hose replaced via TSB.
Vibration in the steering when turning the wheels at idle (no speed)
Power steering pump replaced
car shuddered badly at slow speeds. dealer replaced a hose and it's 90% bettter
Low speed stutter in steering. Hose replaced.
Low speed steering vibration Installed new power steering hose per TSB
Tires were never adjusted from shipping pressure of 50 psi.
Steering wheel vibration at high speeds. Unresolved.
The steering was very noisy when turning the wheels left and right, the dealer order the part to fix it, they said it was a known problem but I can't find the paper explaining the exact problem.
Steering wheel shimmy. Re-balanced tires, but that did not solve the problem. Problem may be caused by bad bushings in front control arms.
Replace hose on power steering pump to stop low-speed vibration. replaced hose on steering pump to stop low-speed shudder
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.
Shudder in steering repaired with new power steering hose as per tsb.
In warranty tire replacement to alleviate vibration. Control arms ordered and will be installed in about a month. In-warranty tire replacement to alleviate vibration. Control arms ordered and will be installed in about a month.
Control arms replaced. Control arms replaced. Air conditioner exhibited strange smells. filter was wet, A/C cleaned and filter replaced by dealer.
Suspension fault in dashboard. Repaired wire harness for sensors. Steering shimmy - roadforce balanced wheels as per TSB. Suspension fault. Wire harness replaced due to defective wire. Lower control arms replaced as per TSB
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.
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.
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.
steering wheel vibration, 3 tires were replaced but no fix. So new control arm has been ordered, and has not yet arrived to install. shimmy steering wheel at 60-70 mph. (two trips to dealership and the problem still exits)
new control arms were installed, but they do not eliminate the steering wheel vibration completely.
New hose is replaced to eliminate the steering wheel vibration during parking maneuver
low speed shudder issue resolved by replacement of power steering hose.
control arms replaced to resolve high speed vibration issue
Left tie rod end loose, causing vibration at 65-80 mph. I had both tie rods ends replaced as a precaution, $500. Right front upper control arm bushing noted to be ripped. Both sides (upper) preventatively replaced, $700.
Failed aftermarket front coilover - internal component failure required replacement from manufacturer.
Front wheel bearing was replaced
Replaced front left bearing. front was replaced at ~50k km
replaced with new power steering hoses to eliminate low speed shudder on steering wheel
Control arm replacement, battery replaced.
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.
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.
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.