Featured Problems

Start-Stop Defects

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There are multiple problems with Audi's start-stop technology that outweigh the modest fuel efficiency gains. Owners complain that the system will shut off the power steering and brake systems at dangerous times and cause the accelerat The …

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Busted Timing Chains

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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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Excessive Oil Consumption

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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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Turbocharged Oil Sludge

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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 119 (100%)
  • Q5 52 (44%)
  • A6 17 (14%)
  • A5 17 (14%)
  • A3 12 (10%)
  • S4 7 (6%)

Audi Engine News

VW’s Delays Lead to Audi Cost Cuts

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reuters.com

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?

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carcomplaints.com

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.

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carcomplaints.com

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

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carcomplaints.com

Earlier this year, Audi recalled 26,000 cars with fuel injectors that leak. Anytime there's a fuel leak near an ignition source, very bad things can happen. The recall was announced in January and should have begun on March 10th, 2015, but I wanted to make sure you knew about it ... because I care. … continue reading