2012 Audi A4 Consumer Review: A4 Disappointment

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2.0T Avant Premium quattro Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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A4 Disappointment
By a4avantguard on


2012 Audi A4 2.0T Avant Premium quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


at approximately 1000 miles on the odometer of my 2012 Audi A4 Avant Quattro, a strange noise began from the front area of the engine. The noise happens at the first startup of the engine regardless of ambient temperature. After about 2 minutes when the engine idles down the noise stops. Different Audi technicians at two dealerships have diagnosed the noise as 1) cam tensioners, 2) a bad bearing inside the cam case, 3) secondary blower motor and, 4) lash in the VVT system. None of the technicians have put a wrench on any of the named components because, according to the dealerships' service managers, Audi USA will not authorize repairs. According to Audi USA, the strange noise is a normal fu

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dealer technical ability to diagnose and repair is horrendous.
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By janbar
on 05/31/12 18:42 PM (PDT)

This is my 4th A4 sport. Each one gets better than the last. No real complaints, great gas milage, sport pkg. great handling, not as sporty as 08'. B & O awesome.

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