2009 AUDI A4 VIN: WAUDF48H99K009957

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN WAUDF48H99K009957 Decoding Audi Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

AUDI

Manufacturer Name

AUDI

Model

A4

Model Year

2009

Plant City

KARMANN - RHEINE

Series

Cabriolet quattro

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Convertible/Cabriolet

Doors

2

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1984

Displacement (CI)

121.071108283

Displacement (L)

1.984000

Engine Power (kW)

149.140000

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

200.00

Other Engine Info

50-St/Can. BIN 5 / ULEV II emission std. Emissions Certification Test Group: 9ADXV02.0352

Engine Manufacturer

Audi

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt, Advanced Front AirBag

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2009 AUDI A4 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
9.9%

2009 AUDI A4 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WAUDF48H99K009957

Components: AIR BAGS

October 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11174094
Consumer Location: MARBLEHEAD, MA
VIN: WAUDF48H99K****

Summary of Complaint

AUDI. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO TAKATA SAFETY RECALL. *LD *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11166440
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: WAUDF48H99K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER FAILED TO PROVIDE THE REMEDY AND THE PART WITHIN A REASONABLE TIMEFRAME FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V082000 (AIR BAGS). IN ADDITION, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG RECALL REPAIR FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V427000 (AIR BAGS) TOOK AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE REPAIR WAS PERFORMED BY AUDI NASHVILLE (1576 MALLORY LN, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027, (866) 939-7610), BUT THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG INFLATOR WAS REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS WAITING TO DETERMINE WHEN THE MANUFACTURER WOULD PROVIDE THE REMEDY AND PART FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY DID NOT EXTEND THE COURTESY OF A WAITING LIST TO PROVIDE THE PART AND WAS UNCERTAIN WHEN AN APPOINTMENT WOULD BE SCHEDULED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 27, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10919660
Consumer Location: LITTLE FALLS, NJ
VIN: WAUDF48H99K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V079000 (AIR BAGS). THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. UPDATED 04/19/17LJ *JS

Components: AIR BAGS

February 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910506
Consumer Location: BENSALEM, PA
VIN: WAUDF48H99K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: AIR BAGS

February 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898709
Consumer Location: HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC
VIN: WAUDF48H99K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. NO REMEDY YET? DRIVER SIDE RECALL IN FEBRUARY! AUDI IS DRAGGING THEIR FEET.AND I AM IN A HIGH RISK GEOGRAPHIC AREA. (SOUTH CAROLINA) WE HAVE HAD A HOT HUMID SUMMER. WHY DID NHTSA RECALL EVERYTHING WHEN THE HIGH RISK AREAS NEED TO ADDRESSED FIRST! STUPIDITY ON NHTSA'S PART, THEY WILL BE NAMED AS WELL IN ANY FUTURE LAWSUIT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11445328
Consumer Location: RENO, NV
VIN: WAUVF78K29A****

Summary of Complaint

On Sunday December 19, 2021, while driving home the warning light for the battery/alternator flashed on with an associated beep warning. An estimated 30 miles later all electrical and motor functions died while I was in heavy traffic. I was able to pull off onto a narrow shoulder up a steep hill and park. All functions quit, I could not come out of "Park", the emergency brake switch would not release, the emergency flashers did not function. Nothing responded. I called AAA Towing service to be taken to an Audi service repair shop. The towing service had to use a jumper to provide electrical power to release the emergency brake and take the transmission out of "park." The repair service was the "Sport Hous Reno" where the alternator and the battery were replaced. Invoice # 4791, 12-21-2021, total $1,709.12. I do not expect the battery to be covered since it is expendable. However, the alternator malfunction and this model of Audi completely dying placed me in a dangerous situation where I or my family could have been seriously injured. This is not my first Audi, I did have a similar occurrence with another model and when the battery caused a malfunction the Audi computer went in "Limp Mode" and I was able to drive slowly to the dealership. This was not the case, when the electrical system failed it did not go into "Limp Mode," it completely "Died" placing me and my car in a dangerous position.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428684
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: waulb78k29n****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2009 Audi A4. The contact stated that while purchasing the vehicle the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact contacted the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000.

Components: STEERING

June 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426196
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: WAULF78K59N****

Summary of Complaint

I bought the car recently and drove it on the freeway, on the way back home I noticed a shaking/Vibration coming from the right side of the vehicle. It made the car very hard to control and staying in one lane was almost impossible. It swerves left to right uncontrollably at random times. I haven't taken it in to any dealership or manufacturer to check it out for me, also there's no warning lights on the dashboard at all. And I believe the owner I bought it from knew of this issue but didn't let me know so I'm really just as in the Blind as well. I don't know what else to do because I can't keep driving the car with uncontrollable force and putting kids in danger or anybody else's.

Components: ENGINE

December 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297581
Consumer Location: NOLENSVILLE, TN
VIN: WAULF78K19N****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED VEHICLE 8/15/19 AT SELECT MOTORS INC, SMYRNA TN. CLEAN CAR FAX REPORT. ONGOING OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUES. INTAKE CAMSHAFT LOCKED UP FOLLOWING OIL CONSUMPTION TEST AT AUDI OF NASHVILLE. NOT DRIVEABLE NOW. AUDI OF NASHVILLE QUOTED CYLINDER HEAD AND ASSOCIATED PARTS, TIMING CHAIN, TENSIONER, CAM ADJUSTER AND PISTONS. TSB-2027731-8 BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION. ENGINEERING DEFECT WITH PISTONS A KNOWN ISSUE. CONTACTED AUDI OF NORTH AMERICA. UNWILLING TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. CAR BEYOND THE 8YEAR/80,000 MILE EXTENDED WARRANTY THEY OFFERED FOLLOWING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. PAID CASH AT PURCHASE, PUT ROUGHLY 2,000 MILES ON THE CAR AND AND BEING TOLD WILL NEED TO SPEND AN ADDITIONAL $10,000-$13,000 TO GET THE CAR RUNNING AGAIN FOR A KNOWN ENGINEERING DEFECT WITH THE PISTONS AUDI IS UNWILLING TO CLASSIFY AS A RECALL.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253045
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: WAUAF48HX9K****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE COOLANT AND ENGINE LIGHT ETC CAME ON. THE VEHICLE WAS ON THE HIGHWAY. I HAVE A SMALL CHILD. BASED ON THE AUDI MESSAGE MY VEHICLE COULD CATCH ON FIRE.PLEASE SEND ME INFO TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM CORRECTED.

Components: ENGINE

April 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11207343
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: WAUCF78K59N****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING VEHICLE AND IT STARTED SHAKING. GOT THE CAR HOME AND WHEN I SHUT IT OFF AND TURNED IT BACK ON IT RATTLED AND SOUNDED LIKE METAL. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT TO THE DEALERSHIP. I HAD IT CHECKED BY MECHANIC AND HE TOLD ME THAT THE TIMING CHAIN AND TENSIONER WERE THE PROBLEM AND I WAS JUST TWO MONTHS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE NEXT DAY THE DEALERSHIP CALLED TO TELL ME I NEEDED NEW CYLINDERS BECAUSE THE CAR WOULD NOT START. QUOTED ME $7,500 TO REPAIR. I DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE CLASS ACTION SUIT BECAUSE MY CAR DID NOT BREAK UNTIL AFTER THE WINDOW CLOSED. AUDI KNEW ABOUT THE FAILURE AND DID NOTHING TO WARN OWNERS.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11196754
Consumer Location: PALMETTO BAY, FL
VIN: WAUAF48H69K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA INFLATOR: FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS, IF NOT MORE, WE HAVE RECEIVED RECALL NOTICES FROM AUDI USA TO CALL OUR LOCAL SERVICE AGENT AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GO IN AND HAVE THE AIRBAGS CHANGED. WE HAVE CONTACTED THEM ASKING FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THIS WORK DONE ON AN ALMOST MONTHLY BASIS AND THEY NEVER HAVE THE REPLACEMENT PART. THE A4 HAS BEEN LOCATED IN HUMID SOUTH FLORIDA FOR ALL IT'S LIFE AND IT IS NOW 10 YEARS OLD. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE'D LIKE TO HAND IT DOWN TO OUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER, HOWEVER, WE ARE RELUCTANT UNTIL IT IS FIXED. THE COLLECTION, OUR LOCAL AUDI DEALERSHIP HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE US WITH THE REPLACEMENT AIRBAGS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11187311
Consumer Location: LINCOLNDALE, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

GAS SMELL UPON STARTING ENGINE, CONTINUING ENTIRE TIME CAR IS DRIVEN. AS LONG AS THE CAR WAS ON, STILL OR RUNNING, YOU CAN SMELL GAS.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11185018
Consumer Location: LARCHMONT, NY
VIN: WAUDF48H29K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALL NOTICES FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 18V427000 (AIR BAGS) AND 18V082000 (AIR BAGS) WERE RECEIVED IN 2018. AFTER CONTACTING THE DEALER (DCH MILLBURN, 2211 MILLBURN AVE, MAPLEWOOD, NJ) ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS NEEDED TO REPAIR THE DEFECT WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: STRUCTURE ENGINE

February 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11183701
Consumer Location: LANGLEY AFB, VA
VIN: WAUVF78K49A****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED FROM A DEALERSHIP WITH WARRANTY AND WITH IN THE WEEK THE CAR NEEDED A QUART OF OIL, I COME TO FIND OUT THE CAR HAS BEEN TO AUDI DEALERSHIP AND IT WAS ADVISED THE VACUUM PUMP NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND THAT THE ENGINE IS CONSUMING OIL, THE DEALERSHIP THAT SOLD THIS CAR IN AUCTION TO THE DEALERSHIP I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM WAS FULLY AWARE OF THIS ISSUE SINCE AUDI DIAGNOSED IT FOR THEM AND NO WORK HAD BEEN DONE. AUDI HAD A CALL BACK FOR THIS ISSUE AND HAD REFUSED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE WHEN THE DEALERSHIP BROUGHT IT TO THEIR ATTENTION AND NOW I AM STUCK WITH A CAR LOAN ON A CAR THAT NEED OVER $6K IN REPAIRS TO THE ENGINE IT SELF.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11175841
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WAUBF78K29N****

Summary of Complaint

OIL CONSUMPTION IS HORRIBLE I'M REFILLING A QUART OF OIL EVERY FEW HUNDRED MILES. I BOUGHT THE CAR USED AND I DID RECEIVE NOTICE OF A RECALL ON THE VEHICLE REGARDING THE OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11172125
Consumer Location: ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ
VIN: WAUDF48H49K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL -- SINCE OCTOBER 2018, I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING MESSAGES FROM AUDI THAT THE REPAIR IS AVAILABLE AND THAT I SHOULD SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IMMEDIATELY FOR MY SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF MY FAMILY. SINCE THEN, I HAVE MADE SEVERAL APPOINTMENTS WITH MY LOCAL DEALER ONLY TO HAVE EACH OF THEM CANCELED DUE TO THE AIRBAG BEING ON BACKORDER OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE. ON JANUARY 24, I CALLED BOTH MY LOCAL DEALER, AUDI EATONTOWN, AND AUDI CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. THE FORMER TOLD ME THAT THERE ISN'T A SINGLE REPLACEMENT AIRBAG IN NJ WHILE THE LATTER THEN EXTENDED THE LACK OF AIRBAG REPLACEMENTS TO THE ENTIRE US.

Components: ENGINE

January 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11171935
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WAULF78KX9A****

Summary of Complaint

OIL CONSUMPTION I HAD THIS CAR SINCE 2012 AND FOUND OUT RECENTLY ABOUT OIL CONSUMPTION CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT THROUGH THE INTERNET, WHEN MY CAR STARTED CONSUMING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF OIL. THE OWNER MANUAL SAYS A QUART PER ~1,200 MILES, BUT I'M GETTING OIL LIGHT AT ABOUT 400 MILES AFTER SERVICE AT THE DEALERSHIP. I SPOKE WITH MULTIPLE DEALERSHIPS INCLUDING THE DEALERSHIP I'M CURRENTLY DOING EVERY 10K MAINTENANCE WITH AND NONE HAVE ACTUALLY HELPED ME OUT SINCE I'M OUT OF WARRANTY OF 80K. I SPOKE WITH AUDI CORPORATE AND THEY SAY THEY WILL REVIEW WHEN THEY GET TO MY CASE WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH NEVER. THEY KEEP TELLING ME TO TAKE MY CAR IN TO DO PHASE 2 OIL CONSUMPTION WHICH IS GOING TO BE A SEVERAL GRAND REPAIR. I DID PHASE 1 OUT OF POCKET ROUGHLY 1,700 AND THEY FIXED PCV BREATHER VALVE, SEAL AND UPDATED SOFTWARE AFTER I REPLACED THE PCV BREATHER VALVE RECENTLY, BUT THEY SAID THE VALVE IS OLD, SO THEY REPLACED WITH NEWER ONE, BUT STILL PRETTY MUCH DOING THE SAME THING AND THAT'S CONSUMING OIL. AUDI CORPORATE SAY THEY WILL "REVIEW" MY CASE WHICH PRETTY MUCH MEANS I PAY OUT OF POCKET AND THEN THEY'LL SEE WHICH I DOUBT. THIS CAR IS LITERALLY A HEADACHE NEVER BUYING AN AUDI AGAIN. AUDI IS CROOKED AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO REPAIR EVEN THOUGH THEY KNOW ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS. I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING TO BAIT ME INTO REPAIRING THE CAR FURTHER WHICH WILL ULTIMATE LEAD TO A 10K ENGINE REPLACEMENT AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN NOT ON MY DIME.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11164763
Consumer Location: BASKING RIDGE, NJ
VIN: WAUDF48H49K****

Summary of Complaint

SHARP METAL PIECES COULD EXPLODE FROM THE AIRBAG WE HAVE CALLED AUDI OF BRIDGEWATER - 908-800-9000

Components: AIR BAGS

September 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162397
Consumer Location: LARCHMONT, NY
VIN: WAUDF48H29K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. I HAVE CONTACTED CLASSIC AUDI DEALER IN EASTCHESTER, NY SEVERAL TIMES BY PHONE, EMAIL, AND CHAT. THEY HAVE BEEN UNRESPONSIVE. TO DATE I HAVE NOT BEEN OFFERED AN APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE BOTH AIRBAGS. I CALLED THE AUDI ADVOCATE IN MICHIGAN, AND SHE PROMISED TO HELP BY CONTACTING CLASSIC AUDI AND PROVIDE ME WITH INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN CLASSIC AUDI WILL SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. THIS IS TAKING TOO LONG.

Components: ENGINE

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11156605
Consumer Location: WOODWARD, OK
VIN: WAULF78K89N****

Summary of Complaint

THIS CAR IS BURNING OIL IN A EXTREMELY DANGER SPEED

Components: AIR BAGS

December 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11150718
Consumer Location: HEWLETT, NY
VIN: WAUDF48H59K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY MAIL, FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, THAT THE AIRBAGS IN MY CAR NEEDS TO BE REPLACED DUE TO THE RECALL. THE PASSENGER SIDE HAS BEEN REPLACED, YET THE DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG HAS NOT. I AM CONSTANTLY AFTER MY DEALERSHIP TO INFORM ME AS TO THE TIME FRAME FOR REPLACEMENT, BUT THEY NEVER HAVE ANY INFORMATION. THIS HAS BEEN ONGOING NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS. CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.

Components: ENGINE

August 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132406
Consumer Location: FOX LAKE, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS OVER HEATING DUE TO A WATER PUMP AND MY TIMING CHAIN IS GOING AND I GOT A RECALL LETTER 2 DAYS LATER ON THE TIMING CHAIN AND NOW MY ALTERNATOR IS GOING OUT

Components: AIR BAGS

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11128687
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CT
VIN: WAUDF48H59K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING NOTIFICATIONS FOR THE TAKATA PSDI-5 DRIVER FRONTAL AIRBAG INFLATOR SINCE APRIL 2017 OR EARLIER, AND THERE IS STILL NOT A REMEDY FOR THIS. I'M TOLD THE REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE STILL NOT AVAILABLE. THERE IS GRAVE DANGER WITH THE CURRENT AIRBAG SITUATION AND I DO NOT FEEL THEY ARE TAKING THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO REPLACE THE PARTS TO ENSURE A SAFE VEHICLE. THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. PLEASE HELP PUSH THEM!

Components: ENGINE

November 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11124722
Consumer Location: ANTIOCH, CA
VIN: WAUMF78K09N****

Summary of Complaint

AT 70K CAR WAS CONSUMING OIL EVERY 1K HAVING TO TOP OFF A LITER OF OIL. DEALER ADV THIS WAS NORMAL BECAUSE OF TURBO ENGINE. IGNORED THE ISSUE UNTIL GOT WORST TOPPING OFF EVERY 750MI'S THEN TO EVERY 200-300MI. DEALER CHECKED & ADV NEEDED TURBO ASSY REPLACEMENT BEFORE THEY WOULD CHECK ON THE OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE. COST TO REPAIR $3,925+ TAX. COULDN'T AFFORD THAT SO LIVED W/ISSUE FOR A WHILE. DOING RESEARCH ON INTERNET I FOUND THIS WAS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM W/THIS CAR/YEAR AND THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT & AUDI HAD TO PAY TO REPAIR FOR THIS OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE FOR FREE BUT ONLY IF YOU PUT THE CLAIM IN BY A CERTAIN DATE.I DIDN'T KNOW OF THIS SO I COMPLAINED TO THE AUDI DEALER BUT IT WAS TOO LATE FOR MY CAR TO BE HONORED. THE DEALER THEN WOULD PERFORM A OIL CONSUMPTION TEST FOR $300 WITH A FEW NEW SEALS AND BOLTS.IF AFTER THE TEST IT STILL CONSUMED OIL RAPIDLY THEY ADVISED MAYBE AUDI CORP WOULD HONOR THE REPAIRS OR AT LEAST HELP COVER A PARTIAL AMOUNT SINCE I WAS A DEDICATED CUSTOMER GETTING ALL MY SERVICES DONE AT AUDI. AFTER TESTING IT FAILED & WAS DIAGNOSED THAT I NEEDED NEW PISTONS/TURBO ETC.TO FIX THIS. BASICALLY SOUNDED LIKE A NEW ENGINE.WENT TO AUDI CORP. & SUBMITTED THE COMPLAINT & ALL SHOWED ALL RECEIPTS OF SERVICES DONE TO THE CAR TO SEE IF THEY WOULD HELP HONOR THE REPAIR BUT END RESULTS THEY DIDN'T DO MUCH & WAS ADVISED BY DEALER IT WOULD COST ME $7000 TO FIX. I ENDED UP DECLINING SERVICE FROM THE AUDI DEALERSHIP & WENT TO A LOCAL AUDI MECHANIC SHOP TO AT LEAST PERFORM THE TURBO REPAIR & THAT COST ME NEAR $5K. THIS IS A LEMON OF A CAR & AUDI KNOWS IT! THERE SHOULD OF BEEN A RECALL FOR THIS FIX BUT INSTEAD LET THEIR CUSTOMERS SUFFER SPENDING LOADS OF MONEY ON REPAIRS.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11118599
Consumer Location: GUALALA, CA
VIN: WAUDF48H39K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT STATED THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 18V082000 (AIR BAGS) AND 18V427000 (AIR BAGS) EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR REPAIRS. THE CONTACT RECEIVED THE RECALL NOTIFICATIONS SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. AN UNKNOWN LOCAL AUDI DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V082000 (AIR BAGS) AND PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V427000 (AIR BAGS).

Components: AIR BAGS

February 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111271
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: WAUAF48H39K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED, WHICH WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 18V427000 (AIR BAGS), 18V082000 (AIR BAGS), AND 16V079000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS NEEDED FOR THE REPAIRS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUDI DOWNTOWN LA (1900 S FIGUEROA ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90007, (213) 536-4358) WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V427000 (AIR BAGS), VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V082000 (AIR BAGS), AND PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V079000 (AIR BAGS).

Components: AIR BAGS

July 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11110748
Consumer Location: ROUND ROCK, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V247000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER (AUDI NORTH AUSTIN, 12971 POND SPRINGS RD, AUSTIN, TX 78729, (844) 473-2985) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11096471
Consumer Location: RYE, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V079000 (AIR BAGS) AND 17V032000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE RECALL REPAIRS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. NEW COUNTRY AUDI GREENWICH (181 WEST PUTNAM AVENUE, GREENWICH, CT 06830, (203) 661-1800) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ENGINE

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092115
Consumer Location: MONTEBELLO, CA
VIN: WAUCF78K59N****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE BURNS A QUART OF OIL EVERY 150 200 MILES IT'S VERY COMMON AND SEVERAL YEARS MANY COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11081056
Consumer Location: LAKE PARK, FL
VIN: WAULF78K09N****

Summary of Complaint

IN AUGUST 2015 WITH 66K MILES MY AUDI EXPERIENCED A TURBO FAILURE WHICH, BECAUSE OF THE OIL CONSUMPTION CLASS ACTION, WAS REPLACED BY MY LOCAL AUDI DEALER FREE OF CHARGE. THEY THEN PERFORMED THE OIL CONSUMPTION PROCEDURES AND WHILE THEY CITED REDOING PISTON RINGS AND SOME OTHER SEALS, THE OIL LIGHT ISSUE IS STILL PRESENT. AN IMPORTANT NOTE HERE IN REGARDS TO BRAMAN AUDI WHO HANDLED THIS SERVICE...WHEN THEY DID THE COMPLETE BLOCK REMOVAL IN ORDER TO HANDLE THE PISTON REPAIRS, THEY DID NOT REPLACE THE REAR MAIL SEAL THAT IS APPARENTLY KNOWN TO FAIL AROUND 75K MILES, SO THERE I WAS DROPPING ANOTHER $1500 FOR A RMS REPLACEMENT OF A $50 PART BECAUSE THE AUDI CERTIFIED DEALER DIDN'T THINK TO REPLACE WHAT'S KNOWN TO FAIL BEFORE REASSEMBLING THE BLOCK. HERE WE ARE NOW ABOUT 2.5 YEARS LATER AND WITH 94K MILES, AND MY TIMING CHAIN HAS FAILED INSIDE THE BLOCK AND I'M BEING TOLD MY ENTIRE ENGINE MIGHT BE TOAST. HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY CLAIM AN OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE THAT CAUSES TURBO AND PISTON FAILURE, AND NOT COVER THE TIMING CHAIN THAT RUNS THE WHOLE SYSTEM? THIS IS LUDICROUS, HAS COST ME SIGNIFICANT TIME AND MONEY WHILE THE CAR ITSELF ISN'T WORTH BUT MAYBE $6K. NOW I'M LOOKING AT A CHAIN REPLACEMENT AT $2K OR A WHOLE NEW ENGINE AT $10K PLUS. MIGHT AS WELL PUT A STICKER ON THE NEW AUDIS THAT SAYS THE CAR WILL HAVE NEGATIVE VALUE AFTER 65K MILES. MY CAR NOW WON'T RUN AT ALL AND HAS BEEN AT THE MECHANIC FOR MONTHS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO STEP UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, MANUFACTURER OR DEALER, EITHER WAY THEY ARE BOTH AWARE OF MAJOR FLAWS IN THEIR MANUFACTURING AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. SOUNDS LIKE CONSUMER FRAUD TO ME.

Components: ENGINE

March 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11078615
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WAUSF78K89A****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING VEHICLE HOME AND IT STARTED SHAKING GOT THE CAR HOME AND WHEN I SHUT IT OFF AND TURNED IT BACK ON IT RATTLED AND SOUNDED LIKE METAL I TURNED IT OFF AND THEN I TURNED IT ON AGAIN AND THIS TIME IT DIDN'T TURN ON AT ALL I HAD IT CHECKED BY MECHANIC AND HE TOLD ME THAT THOSE AUDI AND THAT YEAR HAD AN OIL CONSUMPTION PROBLEM AND SO HE CHECKED THE ENGINE WITH A DIAGONATE MACHINE AND IT SAID CHANCES ARE THERE CAN B MAJOR ENGINE PROBLEM IT SAID THE MACHINE SAID THE CHAIN JUMP AND COULD HAVE CAUSE PISTON AND ROD PLACES SAD CAR IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND LOOKS GOOD AND HAS LOW MILEAGE NOW IT NEEDS A ENGINE REPLACEMENT

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11074042
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: WAUDF48H69K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - I HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THEY NEED TO REPLACE MY 'PASSENGER SIDE' AIRBAG (DRIVER SIDE WAS REPLACED ALREADY), BUT THE PARTS HAVE NOT BEEN AVAILABLE FOR ABOUT 1 YEAR. I GET CARDS IN THE MAIL TELLING ME I NEED TO REPLACE IT, BUT THE DEALERS DO NOT HAVE THE PART. EVERYONE SAYS BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, TEXAS, AND THE AGE OF THE CAR, 2009 MODEL, THIS CAR IS A 'PRIORITY', BUT I CANNOT GET THE PART TO HAVE IT REPLACED.

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

December 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11066633
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: WAULF78K19N****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING HOME FROM WORK, ALL OF A SUDDEN MY VEHICLE WAS REVVING WHILE IT WAS IDLE AND AT LOW SPEED, MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TO STEER THE CAR AND KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL. UPON INSPECTION, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER HAD FAILED AND HAD CAUSED SERIOUS ENGINE DAMAGE, CAUSING THE PISTONS TO FIRE PREMATURELY. PREVIOUSLY THE TENSIONER WAS REPLACED IN 2014 BY AUDI WHEN THE CAR HAD ~50K MILES AND WAS REPORTED AS A "WEAK TENSIONER". MY CAR CURRENTLY HAS 92K MILES. I BELIEVE THAT NO REPLACEMENT TENSIONER SHOULD ONLY LAST 40K MILES AND CAUSE CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE AND PUT CONSUMERS AT RISK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR CARS.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11063083
Consumer Location: COLUMBIANA, OH
VIN: WAUDF48H29K****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2009 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET. I RECEIVED NOTICE THAT THE AIRBAGS WERE PART OF THE TAKATA RECALL. I MADE AN APPOINTMENT AT MY NEAREST DEALER, AND THEY TOLD ME THAT AUDI WAS NOT FIXING THE REPAIR. THEY TOLD ME THAT AUDI WOULD GIVE ME A FEW THOUSAND TOWARD A NEW AUDI, BUT THAT WAS IT. I CALLED ANOTHER DEALERSHIP A SEVERAL MONTHS LATER AND WAS TOLD THAT AUDI IS STILL NOT PREPARED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. IT'S DISGRACEFUL OF AUDI. I LOVE MY CAR AND WANT TO KEEP IT. THEY SHOULD BE FORCED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY AND THEY SHOULD STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS. MY DAUGHTER'S HONDA WAS FIXED WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF BEING NOTIFIED.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11063076
Consumer Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
VIN: WAUAF48H69K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V032000 (AIR BAGS). THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT CALLED A LOCAL DEALER (AUDI NORTH SCOTTSDALE, 7150 EAST PRINCESS DRIVE, PHOENIX, AZ 85054) AND WAS REFERRED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11052474
Consumer Location: DUBLIN, PA
VIN: WAUDF48H19K****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 AUDI A4. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V032000 (AIR BAGS). THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUDI WARRINGTON (1607 S EASTON RD, WARRINGTON, PA 18976, PHONE: (215) 343-1600), BUT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11044026
Consumer Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA
VIN: WAUSF78K89A****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: AIR BAGS

January 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044131
Consumer Location: KENILWORTH, IL
VIN: WAUDH48H89K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL--NO REMEDY AVAILABLE YET TO REPLACE INFLATOR.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043176
Consumer Location: VALENCIA, PA
VIN: WAUDH48H49K****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL - AFTER LENGTHY TIME THERE IS STILL NOT A REMEDY YET AVAILABLE!

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