Audi Settles Class Action Engine Sludge Lawsuit

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Scott McCracken
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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. The Audi vehicles involved in the settlement are the 1997-2004 A4, including the sedan, wagon, and convertible body styles.

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Turbocharged Oil Sludge

From 1997-2005, Audi 1.8-liter turbocharged engines came with a tiny 3.7 quart oil capacity. That’s simply not a lot of oil to cool down this hot engine. In 2004, following numerous sludge complaints, Audi extended the warranty on some of

Oil pan covered in a thick sludge

Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 2 generations have a relationship to this story.

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  1. 1st Generation A4

    Years
    1996–2000
    Reliability
    30th of 39
    PainRank
    1.79
    Complaints
    16
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  2. 2nd Generation A4

    Years
    2001–2004
    Reliability
    38th of 39
    PainRank
    7.69
    Complaints
    38
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