Brake Light On Problems of Audi A4

Audi A4 owners have reported 28 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Audi A4 based on all problems reported for the A4.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 1
Failure Date: 02/06/2017

The amber abs warning light glows while the red brake light blinks. I understand newer Audi models have just been recalled for abs issues, but my 1998 A4 was not included in the recall. Braking appears normal, and warning light illumination is sporadic.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Audi A4 2
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

I purchased a vehicle from better way auto sales on 10-31-14. After 2 weeks of driving, my check engine light came on. My odometer was also going up pretty fast, went from 89,000 miles to 93,000 miles in less than a month. My brake light was also on permanently even when I wasn't pressing the brakes. I bought it to a mechanic & he gave me a list of issues that was wrong with the car. I called the dealership where I purchased the vehicle from to make a appointment to bring my car in to get fixed. They gave me a appointment weeks from when I called. After having my car for a few days, they called saying my dealership warranty has expired so they can't fix it. I'm 100% sure I didn't drive 4,000 miles in 3 weeks. The dealership warranty expires after 90 days or 3,000 miles which ever one comes first. I also purchased a extended warranty which the dealership said my extended warranty don't cover the parts needed. The labor of everything is expensive that they want me to pay out of pocket. I suspect that there's some odometer fraud going on or some type of scam. I also feel as though the issues with the car shouldve been fixed before selling. They claim there was a safety inspection done on car but aren't brakes included in inspection? I have little knowledge when it come to things of this nature but I do suspect something wrong is going on with better way auto sales.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2012

Audi complaint and recall request the anti lock braking system no longer works like it should. When the vehicle is started I get a solid amber abs warning light along with a flashing brake light accompanied with three warning tones. Upon doing an internet search I immediately realized this problem with the bosch 5. 3 abs control module unit is extremely common on 1998 to 2001 Audi and vw models. Audi/vw created a service bulletin to repair vw's in the same date range (bulletin 0517 NHTSA id number: 10016037), but ignored the issue with Audi's. As per the vehicle's owner's manual, it states that while the system is in this state, the rear brakes may lock up under braking. This is a serious problem that will not allow me to brake quickly in emergency situations. The cost of replacing the abs module from the dealership was quoted at over $1000. A simple internet search reveals that thousands of Audi owners have voiced complaints. This is a blatant disregard for their customer's safety and a recall should be required.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Audi A4 4
Failure Date: 02/15/2012

The contact owns a 2001 Audi A4. The contact stated that the abs warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel and the brake warning light was flashing. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics where the mechanic advised the contact that the ecu module would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Audi A4 5
Failure Date: 12/29/2011

The car was parked overnight. Once the temperature reach approximately 40 degrees, the brake lights activated, but deactivated when the car was started and I pressed the brake pedal. Over the course of a few months, this malfunction completely drained my battery.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 6
Failure Date: 03/27/2011

I bought an Audi A4 1999 1. 8t fwd. The next day I bought it the abs orange light came on & brake light flashing non-stop with three beeps when I start the car its been like that for more than a week. Yesterday I took the car to the closest Audi dealer and they quoate me 1,200 thats a lot since this problems with the abs unit is poor manufature problem.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 7
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

On my 2000 Audi A4 the anti lock braking system no longer works. I get a solid amber abs warning light along with a flashing brake light accompanied with three warning tones when I start the car. After much research, this is a common problem on 1998 to 2001 Audi and vw models. I have not heard of any recall, however there should be one. This is a serious problem that will not allow me to brake quickly in all situations especially winter conditions and the cost to get it replaced is far too much.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Audi A4 8
Failure Date: 12/10/2009

Failure of abs brake control unit in an Audi 2001 A4 while driving on the freeway with snow. It occurred in salt lake city, utah. Abs brake light came on and the abs brakes weren't working driving on snow and needed to be replaced. $710. 00 was the cost of the repair for a faulty unit and a very common problem that Audi knows about it. Good thing that I was going really slow and I was exiting the slippery freeway at the time and I didn't slide. Thank you!.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Audi A4 9
Failure Date: 09/13/2009

1. One day suddenly my Audi 2001 A4 starts to show abs and brake light to be failing. 2. The failure when diagnosed seems to be a problem with Audi's abs control unit, and that needs to be repaired. 3. I have not repaired it yet, because dealers quoted a huge price of more than 1500$ to fix the abs control unit.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 10
Failure Date: 03/15/2009

The abs and brake light is flashing on my dash board. The repair shop says that the abs control module needs to be replaced. The cost is about $1000! my car has about 120,000 miles on it.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 11
Failure Date: 10/17/2008

The abs module on my vehicle has failed. This problem seems to be quite prevalent amongst Audi and vw vehicles. An abs failure could cause accidents and deaths. This module should be recalled. The problem begins with three beeps, a solid yellow abs light and a flashing red brake light. The warning may come on momentarily while I am driving and go away, but in most cases will become more prevalent as time goes on. Sometimes the abs and brake light remain on. Occasionally the abs activated (in other words abs braking has activated) while the car is in motion. From researching this problem, it seems to be common with Audi A4 and vw passat b5 models. The abs warning light will come on each time the vehicle is operated. The sudden abs activation will occur rarely. The consequences of sudden abs activation is obvious; braking when not expecting it can cause tragic results. Losing the abs functionality while driving and when it is needed can also cause tragic results. I took my car into the shop. A vag was hooked up and the following code appeared: "01203 - electrical connection between abs and instrument cluster" replacing the electrical connection between the abs and instrument cluster will not solve the problem. The only resolution for this issue is to buy a new abs unit, buy a used abs unit, or have the current control module rebuilt. Again, systematic and widespread failures of the abs control module are occurring. Numerous owners have filed complaints with regard to this issue. Please look into the issue and consider recalling the module before it tragic results do occur.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 12
Failure Date: 07/18/2008

Out of nowhere, abs light on, brake light flashing. Took to shop, they stated this is a common problem for the abs module to lock out communications; 1400 + for the repair. This is an expensive car; I find it outrageous the electronic module is outside, subject to weather conditions and salt. Please see my complaint on coil springs as well. Researched the problem on the internet and it seems this is usual and customary for this model, I feel NHTSA needs to step up here and call Audi on the table.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 13
Failure Date: 06/03/2008

Abs intermittent. System goes from fine, to inoperative with no warning. Details: intermittently get three beeps from the instrument cluster, with the yellow abs light lit steadily, and the red brake warning light blinking. While the system is in this state, the abs control module is not available via diagnostic interface, and the abs is inoperative. Shop diagnostics says: 01203 - electrical connection between abs and instrument cluster 03-10 - no signal - intermittent details of affected equipment: abs control module is 8e0-614-111-a (bosch abs/eds version 5. 3).

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 14
Failure Date: 04/01/2007

The abs control unit on my Audi A4 failed after 95,000 miles. I have no anti-lock braking and Audi has denied any responsibility for the part since it is out of warranty. Searching through Audi forums I found this failure to be very common and everyone had no abs until the control unit was replaced which cost an average of $1500+. There were no events that lead up to the failure, I started the car one day and the abs and brake light started flashing on my dash. I tested the abs and found that it indeed does not prevent my brakes from locking up. Nearly three years later, the part has not been fixed due to the high cost to repair it.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 15
Failure Date: 11/06/2006

My vehicle has a problem the my anti-lock braking system light coming on and my brake light blinking. I've had this problem and though it was fixed the lights keep displaying. This I believe is a common problem amongst other owners of my vehicle as well.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 16
Failure Date: 09/25/2006

I own a 1999 Audi A4 2. 8 30v quattro and my abs and brake lights are on and the Audi dealer told me that my abs control module needs to be replaced. By reading forums online and consumer sites, I have found out that this is a very common problem to Audi's and vw's. My question shouldn't Audi of America fix this problem for free?.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Audi A4 17
Failure Date: 06/05/2006

2000 Audi A4 with only 51000 miles. Abs brake light coming on loud beep and flashing brake light in panel. Will cost 1200. 00 to fix. Many people having same problem with other year models by Audi.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 18
Failure Date: 12/08/2005

1999 Audi A4 abs control module symptoms. Abs light on continuously. Brake light flashing. Upon the first inspection the Audi dealership was unable to ascertain the problem. The failure was later diagnosed correctly by the dealership. Testing the abs system after the diagnosis, I found that the abs system did not engage. I learn of many cases of this exact failure in Audiã‚??s and vwã‚??s with the bosch 5. . Read more...

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 19
Failure Date: 11/25/2005

My abs and brake light came on intermittently a month ago and gradually got more frequent. Now they are on almost all the time. When I took it into the shop right after the first incident I was told the instrument cluster would need to be changed which would cost me a bundle (possibly over $2000). My vehicle actually has relatively low miles on it and has been maintained really well so I am very upset that Audi will not fix or pay for this.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 20
Failure Date: 10/24/2005

Abs brake light on 1999) Audi A4 1. 8t. Upon researching on many forums (I. E. Audiworld. Com) I have noticed several other Audi owners have experienced the same problem. Apparently, this is attributed to a faulty abs brake computer?.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 21
Failure Date: 10/09/2005

The abs module is causing the panel brake light to blink and the abs light to be on steady. My complaint is that the charge to repair this is estimated at $750 including $250 labor from our local Audi dealer. There is no good reason for this fault to occur, and the repair is quite expensive. I am waiting for Audi to order a new board, so I am driving with bad abs brakes, and it is almost December.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 22
Failure Date: 08/19/2005

Abs system failure. Abs dash light flashes and brake light remains lit. Abs system not functional. Standard hydraulic brakes remain functional without abs safety feature.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 23
Failure Date: 07/10/2005

Dt: the contact owns a 1998 Audi A4. The abs light came on and the brake light flashed intermittently while driving. The brake light has been on for the past two days.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1998 Audi A4 24
Failure Date: 04/16/2005

Abs light and brake light came on while driving. Pulled over and checked owner's manual which indicated loss of abs, but full conventional brake power. Blinking lights went off by themselves after few minutes. Since the warning, I am experiencing slight resistance from brake pedal occasionally. Judging by postings on Audi world. Com, this has happened to several people. Waiting to get appointment for diagnostics and part replacement if necessary.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 25
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

The abs and brake light came on at about 86000 miles eventhough the unit has been very seldom have been actuated. It cost me $2000 for an item that has been rarely used or actuated in my car.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 26
Failure Date: 07/30/2004

Failure of abs brake controller-began as brake warning light and abs light flashing-now lights are on all the time-have been advised that this is common failure on Audi and Volkswagen-repair requires replacement of abs brake controller-part is $2000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1996 Audi A4 27
Failure Date: 12/08/2003

I had my brakes and tires replaced and now the abs and brake light are on in the car the rear brakes lock up if the abs and brake light go on adn the car can get out of control in case of braking in an emergency .

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 1999 Audi A4 28
Failure Date: 08/25/2000

When driving between 50-55 mph and upon depressing brake pedal to make a gradual stop slowly pumping the brakes, brake pedal traveled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance. Consumer noted that prior to the incident brake light was illuminating on the dashboard. Vehicle currently at the dealer awaiting service. Please provide any further details.



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