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Accelerator Stuck Problems of Audi A4



Audi A4 owners have reported 13 problems related to accelerator stuck (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2008 Audi A4 1
Failure Date: 01/25/2013

I was driving on a parkway and moved into the left lane to pass and when I accelerated, the gas pedal stuck and would not release. The car continued to accelerate -- I braked to slow down however, the gas pedal was still stuck. After tapping on the gas pedal for about 10 seconds, it finally released.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2005 Audi A4 2
Failure Date: 05/31/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4. While driving approximately 35 mph, the driver depressed the accelerator pedal and noticed that the accelerator pedal had become stuck. The vehicle suddenly accelerated to 100 mph erroneously. The contact continued depressing the brake pedal and was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or possible repairs. The driver inspected the vehicle and noticed that the floor mat retention system failed and caused the floor mat to become lodged under the accelerator pedal, causing the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,224.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Audi A4 3
Failure Date: 05/30/2012

I was driving our 2004 Audi A4 on a two lane road at approximately 30 mph. Moved into the left hand lane and accelerated to 35 mph to pass a car and when releasing my foot from the gas pedal, the gas pedal continued to depress all the way to the floor on its own and the car accelerated at a high rate of speed. I could not pry the gas pedal from the floor and could only slam on the breaks to slow the car down. The car accelerated for a total of 15-20 seconds. Nothing was physically causing the gas pedal to stick to the floor such as the mat or other obstruction. Was able to avoid a collision with another vehicle. Will no longer drive my car for fear it will happen again. I have two young kids that were in the car at the time. Have read about similar issues with other peoples Audi?s on this site. Something needs to be done to fix this problem before it becomes fatal.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2003 Audi A4 4
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

I just experienced a serious issue of the gas pedal getting stuck as I was driving out of a parking lot. I tapped on the pedal a couple of times thinking it might get it to unstick but had to press on the brake to bring it to a stop. I put it in neutral and could hear the engine roar up and the tachometer go past 5000 rpms. I reached down to the pedal with my hand and forced it back up to the resting position. This happened twice during the short trip and my colleague was in the passenger seat who witnessed what happened. There was no physical objects in the way of the pedal like the floor mat etc. I'm talking with Audi USA to see what steps I should take to investigate the problem and fix it.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2006 Audi A4 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2009

Accelerator stuck when I was stopping for a red light after driving in normal rush hour traffic for about an hour. I was able to stop the car by slamming on brakes (but I did not think to shift out of drive), and the engine slowed after a moment or two. Then the engine raced again every time I took foot off brake pedal. This continued for about 10 minutes until I was able to get to a safe place to get off road and park. I turned off the car, then turned it on again, and again the engine raced. I called my dealer and was told to check the floor mat - I did, and it was not under accelerator pedal. After cooling down, the engine ran normally, but I had car towed to dealer, and they found no problem. The acceleration problem has not happened again.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Audi A4 6
Failure Date: 03/27/2007

Accelerator stuck full open while it was pushed to the floorboard when accelerating onto a freeway. Had to stand on the brakes with one foot and stomp repeatedly on the accelerator with the other until the accelerator released.


car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2005 Audi A4 7
Failure Date: 07/05/2006

The accelerator stuck and would not disengage - despite the fact that I removed by foot from the throttle. I applied the brakes to get the car to stop and after a few seconds the accelerator disengaged but then re-engaged (by itself) and then disengaged three or four times in three to four intervals.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2003 Audi A4 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

On two occasions between January 2006 and may 2006, after fully stepping on and subsequently releasing the accelerator pedal, the car continued to accelerate as if the accelerator was stuck to the floor. I then quickly pressed on and released the accelerator three or four times before the throttle finally let up and the car stopped accelerating. After both occasions, I checked the floor mat and it was secured to the floor and away from the accelerator pedal.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Audi A4 9
Failure Date: 05/23/2005

While commuting to work, the accelerator pedal on my 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet stuck to the floor. At the time, I was driving approximately 35-40 mph. The pedal suddenly moved away from my foot, stuck to the floor, and my car started to rapidly increase in speed. Not knowing exactly what was going on, I hit the brakes, to no avail. The engine was screaming as the rpms raced into the 7000s. I tried to jiggle the gas pedal free with my foot, but it was stuck and would not budge. The brakes, which I pressed on again with all my strength, would not overpower the engine. I threw the manaul transmission into "park" but that did not stop the car either. I finally turned the ignition off and the car came to a grinding halt in the middle of the street. The car was towed to the closet Audi dealership, hoehn Audi. They had the car for two weeks but told me since they were not able to recreate the problem and did not detect any malfunctions in the car's computer, there was nothing wrong with my car nor was there anything they could do for me. In fact, they tried to tell me that the accelerator may have gotten stuck under the floor mat. I told them that was not possible and that I was looking at the accelerator as I was trying to get it unstuck and there was no floor mat in the way. I also filed a complaint with Audi's customer care advocates. My complaint was denied because the dealership did not find anything wrong with my car. I then took my car to the Audi dealership where I leased the vehicle, miramar Audi, for a second opinion. They, too, told me that they were not able to detect anything wrong with my car and that there was nothing more they could do for me. They told me that they believed Audi corporate was involved but would not provide with the name of anyone at Audi corporate with whom I could discuss the issue further. They also stated that they had three other Audis in their service dept for the same problem.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2003 Audi A4 10
Failure Date: 02/28/2005

While driving 50 mph driver applied the accelerator pedal and it stuck to the floor. This caused the vehicle to accelerate uncontrollably. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2003 Audi A4 11
Failure Date: 03/05/2004

Accelerator pedal stuck while driving on the expressway at 70 mph. When this occurred vehicle speed accelerated to 90 mph. Consumer had to stick foot underneath the pedal and lift it up, and then put vehicle in neutral to stop the acceleration.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1998 Audi A4 12
Failure Date: 01/26/2004

1998 Audi A4 quattro 2. 8 accelerator throttle stuck open this winter several times causing an accident at my home.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2000 Audi A4 13
Failure Date: 01/13/2003

I was driving my 2000 Audi A4 1. 8t when the accelerator suddenly stuck. Audi service technicians explained to me that if the floormat moves up even two inches it could cause the accelerator to stick. It was the way the car was designed, according to them.

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