Featured Problems

Excessive Oil Consumption

It's normal for cars with six-figure odometer readings to burn a little oil. But recently a few automakers have been building specific engines that require a topping off of the oil reservoir in between changes. Audi tries to tell you this i

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Busted Timing Chains

Audi's EA888 2.0-liter engine has a history of tensioner problems in its timing chain. The loose chain is to blame for multiple occurances of catastrophic engine failure. Audi was forced to offer settlement offers, including an extended war

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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

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Engine Complaints

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Models

  • A4 118 (100%)
  • Q5 51 (43%)
  • A6 17 (14%)
  • A5 17 (14%)
  • A3 12 (10%)
  • S4 7 (6%)

Audi Engine News

VW’s Delays Lead to Audi Cost Cuts

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 in financial trouble and that means some belt … continue reading

VW Caught Cheating Again?

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 nitrogen oxide emissions controls after 22 minutes, ab … continue reading

VW and Audi Busted by EPA. Again.

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. Fool me twice, no seriously --- what the heck … continue reading

Leaking Fuel Injectors Recalled

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 I'd look it in the mouth, … continue reading