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  1. 2018

    1. May

    2. January

      • Takata is a nightmare we just can’t wake up from. It’s been almost five years since the first recall, yet here we are staring down the barrel of another recall expansion for exploding inflators....

  2. 2017

    1. December

    2. July

    3. May

    4. April

    5. March

      • During a crash, a seat belt’s pretensioner pulls in on the belt to help keep you safe. But the pretensioner in the 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet is anything but safe according to CarCo...

      • As part of a fraud investigation, German authorities have raided Audi’s German HQ in search of evidence related to the diesel emissions scandal.

        “Audi spokesman Moritz Drechsel said that...

    6. February

      • Volkswagen has released a settlement update for 83,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles with TDI engines. And methinks owners are going to be Scrooge McDuck levels of happy.

        Audi Diesel Ow...
    7. January

      • For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that’s not trying to kill us these days?

        We all know about Takata, the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps...

      • Audi is recalling 234,000 of the 2011-2017 Q5 SUVs because their side airbags can explode into pieces, potentially doing more harm than good. While this sounds a whole lot like the Takata fiasco...

      • Finally! Some news about Audi that doesn’t involve diesel emissions or Takata airbags. I mean this does involve your engine potentially catching on fire, but we have to start somewhere. From Car...

      • Takata. Recall.

        Two words I’m tired of typing and you’re tired of hearing about. Well, let’s hold hands and work on our breathing exercises, because Audi has recalled yet another 33,400 ...

      • Now might not be the best time to travel if you’re a VW executive. While traveling in Florida, VW executive Oliver Schmidt was arrested and charged for his alleged role in the diesel emissions s...

      • Volkswagen has received the stamp of approval for a fix of about 475,000 2-liter “clean diesel” vehicles. These are the so-called “generation 3” diesels and are all from the 2015 model year. The...

      • Volkswagen says the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) in some of its cars are having a fight. When the ABS is activated it can disable the ESC. That’s a fight...

  3. 2016

    1. November

      • 2016 has been the year of emissions cheating. There’s been so much talk about VW’s massive diesel cover-up that it sure would be nice to finish out the year without hearing the words “defeat” or...

    2. October

      • A judge has given VW’s diesel settlement preliminary approval, which means owners of 2-liter diesel Volkswagen and Audi vehicles are one step closer to the end of this mess.

        “Judge Charl...

      • Volkswagen Group still doesn’t have an approved fix from the EPA and the company just agreed to send $175 million to lawyers representing diesel owners in the US. In other words, the company is ...

      • The suction pumps inside of Audi gas tanks aren’t doing their job and could prevent owners from refueling. Well, that sucks.

        “The problem occurred during manufacturing when seal rings in...

      • The hoses that carry fuel throughout your car are degrading, falling apart, and started to dump fuel instead of carry it.

        “Audi saw an increase in warranty claims related to leaking fuel...

      • Back in 2015, owners started complaining to Audi that they were smelling gas inside their cars. Not much was done about it, maybe just a thank you for your concern and some pre-canned response a...

    3. September

      • For the second time in three months, the 2017 Q7 has been recalled]. So much for brand new and worry free. This time the SUV’s third-row seats can move when they shouldn’t, such as during a fron...

      • A while ago Audi issued a software update in order to save some of the energy used for lighting. Not long after, thousands of Audi owners said their lights wouldn’t turn on. Mission accomplished...

      • The Audi A8’s engine is leaking antifreeze onto all the wrong places and rather than catch on fire, the car is retreating into “limp home mode.”

        “The automaker says about 9,100 Audi A8 c...

      • The Green Mountain State is seeing red.

        “Vermont has turned down Volkswagen’s U.S. emissions cheating settlement offer and opted to sue Audi, Porsche and VW for showing a “blatant disreg...

    4. August

      • Audi owners who are scared of their timing chains “jumping a tooth” in the camshaft and killing the engine in the process now have a lawsuit to rally around.

        “Saying the defect resides i...

      • File this under news deep down you knew was true but didn’t want to believe it: A team of researchers found vulnerabilities that can affect 100 million vehicles with keyless remote entry worldwi...

      • A German newspaper says Volkswagen has been cheating again. This time using unapproved software on its 3-liter diesels. Oh, wünderbar.

        “The programs are allegedly used to shut off nitrog...

      • Another day, another set of airbags that are doing more harm than good.

        “Audi says the front airbags can deploy with too much force and injure occupants, but the automaker didn’t say muc...

    5. July

    6. June

      • About 217,000 Audi vehicles will be recalled to replace passenger-side airbag inflators that could explode and send pieces of metal into vehicle occupants.

        “The recall is part of massive...

    7. May

      • A timing chain tensioner lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey claiming multiple Audi and VW vehicles are at risk of complete engine failure due to a manufacturing defect. From CarComplaints.com:...

    8. March

      • A jury has blamed Audi for injuries sustained during an A4 Quattro crash.

        It’s a sad story. An 11-year-old boy was sitting behind his father, the driver, when the car was struck from beh...

    9. February

      • VW has issued a recall for 850,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators, 170,000 of which belong to Audi.

        “Volkswagen says the driver’s side frontal airbags use “non-desiccate...

      • VW says 734 model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q5 vehicles have seat-mounted airbags that could explode on the front driver or passenger side.

        “In June 2015, VW learned of an acc...

    10. January

      • The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have rejected Volkswagen’s plan to fix the 500,000 diesel vehicles that contain defeat devices. They also don’t buy that VW didn’t lie, like...

      • Do you sit in your car’s seats? Yeah, of course you do. But it turns out if you own certain Audi cars, that could be a problem.

        “Audi is recalling about 21,000 A6 and A7 cars equipped wi...

  4. 2015

    1. December

      • No Audi vehicles have been recalled for Takata airbags … yet. But news of another death caused by the defective inflators has the community on edge.

        “NHTSA says the death occurred to a t...

    2. November

      • More VW and Audi emissions recalls will be needed now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the company with a second notice of Clean Air violations. Fool me once, shame on you....

    3. October

    4. September

    5. July

      • Cold weather has been locking up the power steering in newer SQ5 crossovers.

        “If you notice a power steering light illuminate on the instrument panel, prepare for a possible loss of powe...

    6. June

      • Here’s something that doesn’t happen every day. Despite agreeing with the Audi defense team’s arguments, a Californian Judge is giving Audi owners help with their oil consumption problems.

        ...
    7. April

      • Federal investigators couldn’t figure out why perfectly good fuel pumps were failing in some Volkswagen (and Audi) vehicles. The investigation lasted 4 years and had VW’s full cooperation.

        ...
    8. February

      • Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls. But whenever there’s reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt...

    9. January

      • You know the old saying “what you don’t know can’t hurt you”? It’s one of my Uncle’s favorites, along with “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” I still don’t know what a gift horse is or why ...

  5. 2014

    1. November

      • Some Audi vehicles will only give you half the airbags you need during a bad crash.

        “Audi discovered a problem during routine testing in August 2014 when it found an improper algorithm i...

    2. September

      • Audi owners have long complained that their engines drink oil like a sailor at port. For years their concerns were shrugged off by Audi (and its parent company Volkswagen), but the recent settle...

  6. 2010

    1. September

      • The Volkswagen Group, parent company of Audi, has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit claiming 500,000 of their vehicles were prone to engine damage from oil sludge.

        “Under th...