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Oil Sludge in the 1.8L Turbocharged Engine

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 the affected cars, but a c...

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Audi Caught Cheating with Defeat Devices. Twice.

Audi has been caught cheating on its diesel emissions. First, there was the widespread dieselgate story for 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. Second, there was a lesser known cheat as part of the ZF8 8-speed transmission. What consequences does the company now face?

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Audi Thinks Excessive Oil Consumption is Fine

Audi engines are always burning the midnight oil. Oh, and the mid-day and morning oil too. The automaker has agreed to settle an oil consumption lawsuit before, but does it go far enough to cover all owners dealing with consumption problems?

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Takata Recalls

A wide number of Audi models are part of the Takata airbag recalls. Takata, a parts supplier for numerous automakers, manufactured def...

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