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1st Generation Audi A4 Problems

The A4's 1st generation runs from 1996 to 2000 and has generated 16 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 1.79 PainRank™ which ranks 42nd in reliability out of 52 generations.

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Problem Areas Between the 1996 and 2000 Model Years

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

Worst Complaints for this Generation

Let's take a look at the most common A4 complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.