2007 Audi A4 Consumer Review: Multiple Expensive Failures be

2007 Audi A4 - Consumer Review

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2.0T quattro Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Multiple Expensive Failures before 100K Miles
By jbgjresq on


2007 Audi A4 2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Purchased car just off lease at approx 52K miles. Car was always maintained by dealer while on lease.
My wife is the primary driver doing a 14 mile RT work commute. Car is maintained in accordance with (or more frequently than ) factory guidelines.

Overall a great car to drive but (big but) the greatness is negated by the following repairs performed by an Audi dealer:

Factory piston tolerance defect resulting in excessive oil consumption. Repaired at Audi's expense (not the case for all A4 owners) only after repeated inquiries to dealer and Audi USA.
Turbo failure @ ~ 74K miles (>$1K)
Transmission Leak @70K miles (o-rings around cable plug) (~$700)
Exhaust system union clamp inexplicably split (not due to physical damage and not a routine repair item - part not available for 4 days)
Thermostat @ ~ 80K (>$700) (had to replace whole water pump assembly)
Dashboard LCD panel failure @~80K miles (~$900)
The above is in addition to all of the routine maintenance (oil changes, filters, battery) performed by an Audi dealer always at a premium (or borderline ridiculous) price.

In summary - "hugely disappointed" in the repair frequency, types of failures, and related expense for a supposedly well-engineered car.

Best Features

  • Rain snow traction

Worst Features

  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

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By 2007audissuck
on 08/13/13 11:33 AM (PDT)

same issue here....any resolution on your end? just got back from dealer where several recall parts were replaced....at time of picking up car...check engine light on. this oil burning issue is killing me. please tell me you got it resolved or have ideas? ive been told to get new engine....come on now....theres only 52K on this one.

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