What's Wrong with the Audi S4?

S4 owners have made 36 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (19%), followed by the transmission (13%) and the steering (11%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the S4.

Comparing S4 Generations

Watch out for the 5th generation's (2009–2016) 1.95 PainRank™, which is the worst of 5 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen S4 2009–2016
28 1.95
4th Gen S4 2006–2008
2 0.35
3rd Gen S4 2003–2005
6 1.48
2nd Gen S4 2000–2002
0 0.0
1st Gen S4 1992–1994
0 0.0

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    The Worst S4 Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2004 (1), 1992 (0), 2003 (0), 2007 (0), 2008 (0), 2009 (0), 2002 (0), 2001 (0), 2000 (0), 1994 (0), 1993 (0), 2015 (0), and 2016 (0).