5th Generation (2016—2019) A4 Problems

This generations ranks 44th out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (28%), interior (14%), and the brakes (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Blank Mmi Display Screen 1 complaints at an average of 100 miles in the 2017 Audi A4.
  2. Sputter, Lag in Drive, Resistance in Power 1 complaints at an average of 600 miles in the 2017 Audi A4.
  3. Start, Stop Efficiency Not Working Properly 1 complaints at an average of 6 miles in the 2017 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 2017 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 53 0.0
2018 0 2 167 0.0
2017 6 4 317 4.01
2016 1 3 328 0.65

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