4th Generation (2008—2015) A4 Problems

This generations ranks 57th out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (75%), steering (9%), and the transmission (3%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Usage 14 complaints at an average of 62,623 miles in the 2011 Audi A4.
  2. Bad Piston 2 complaints at an average of 48,260 miles in the 2012 Audi A4.
  3. Engine Failure 2 complaints at an average of 102,840 miles in the 2013 Audi A4.

What A4 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 0 4 383 0.0
2014 4 4 524 1.66
2013 9 4 767 5.76
2012 9 0 519 6.97
2011 19 0 476 10.52
2010 16 0 422 2.83
2009 28 2 405 5.43
2008 20 4 208 7.49

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