Brakes Failed Problems of Audi A4

Audi A4 owners have reported 12 problems related to brakes failed (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   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Audi A4 1
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

Brakes were working fine, coming off freeway, was coasting thru light, traffic stopped, brakes no longer worked, brake pedal was suddenly flush with floor. Rearended a car, car started jumping forward. Had to use the emergency brake to stop the car. Car was towed after accident, not because it was not driveable, it was not driveable due to brake problem. Repair shop said brakes failed to vacuum hose breaking, no warning prior to losing brakes.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1997 Audi A4 2
Failure Date: 01/27/2014

The contact owns a 1997 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the brakes failed when engaged. The contact was attempting to stop for a traffic stop but the vehicle did not respond. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2002 Audi A4 3
Failure Date: 02/21/2008

While pulling into the driveway, the brakes failed. The pedal locked up and would not move. There was no braking force at all. I attempted to engage the emergency brake but was unable to before the car crashed into the back of the garage, causing significant damage to the car and the house. The car is currently in the body shop and will then be sent to the mechanic for diagnostic and repairs.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Audi A4 4
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

The consumer states that the vehicles left rear brakes failed. Also states that the vehicle often failed to stop during wet conditions, the consumer will press the brakes and there is a delay before they would engage. This happened twice, and almost ran into an intersection, the left rear brakes squeak constantly upon application. The vehicle was taken to the dealer once to fix and it still squeaks. Scc ph.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Audi A4 5
Failure Date: 12/28/2001

Brakes failed while going downhill on a wet but clean road. 58 degrees outside. Pedal felt firm and normal but brakes didn't slow car. 2 seconds of direct pressure yielded nothing. I then lifted my foot and repplied the brake with incredible force. 1 second passed with no response and suddenly the brakes grabbed and stopped the car. Scary.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Audi A4 6
Failure Date: 08/08/2001

While traveling at approxmimately 20 mph attempted to stop vehicle and brakes failed to slow vehicle down. Consumer's vehicle struck another vehicle, causing no injuries. Dealership has not examined vehicle.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Audi A4 7
Failure Date: 03/31/2000

When driving in rainy conditions brakesfailed to engage for several seconds after depressing pedal, causing a very dangerous delay.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Audi A4 8
Failure Date: 03/02/2000

Brake failure occurred under wet conditions. Brakes were applied at 30 mph, but did not engage for a few seconds (3). Brakes "chattered" before car eventually stopped, and luckily there was clear traffic ahead of me.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Audi A4 9
Failure Date: 02/14/2000

Brakes failed completely at 15mph while approaching stop sign. Car continued right onto the highway. Abs did not kick in. It had rained that morning.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1997 Audi A4 10
Failure Date: 12/21/1999

Wet braking. Brakes failed to grab in a timely fashion, major delay in braking action led to my hitting the brake harder causing vehicle to skid sideways on a slippery roadway into another vehicle.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1998 Audi A4 11
Failure Date: 03/01/1998

When applying brakes after driving for extended distance, brakes fail on first applying, but return to normal if pumped.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Audi A4 12

Whenever roads are wet and brake rotors fail vehicle is very difficult to stop. Brakes fail to respond, causing extended stopping distance. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer unable to determine cause of problem. Dealer replaced brakes, consumer states problem has somewhat improved.



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