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Headlights Problems of Audi A4 - part 1



Audi A4 owners have reported 199 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 1
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

When I drive my car with the headlights on one randomly turns off and then I get a display in the dash that's says "left headlight dipped" this also happens to the right side. I have to turn the nob kn the dashboard on the off position and turn them back on the on position and they start working again. This is ridiculous and unsafe. Please help. Also my engine is burning oil very fast I just had an oil change and drove the car for 80 miles and the dip stick already shows half way full. I had the head gasket and vacuum pump gasket replaced but it still hasn't fixed the problem.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 2
Failure Date: 06/18/2014

I was driving down the highway and have continuously gotten the "dipped light" warning on my display. My lights procceded to flicker and then shut off. I was driving right next to a car and had to pull over because the wouldn't come on. It took 15 minutes before the headlights returned to normal. I was extremely scared when my headlights turned off. This is a big safety issue and has occurred 3 times since then. I have replaced the bulbs and that did not solve the problem. I know there is a TSB for this problem, but I think there is a need for a recall as I almost got into an accident on the highway.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 3
Failure Date: 06/17/2014

Headlight went out caused light to come on.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

I was driving and had the right headlight go out. The fault indicator stated that the right dipped headlight had a fault, then that the bulb was bad. I kept driving, as I thought that I could see well enough with the left light. After a while, the light came back on. Shortly after that, the same thing happened with the left dipped headlight. Again, I kept driving, as I thought that I could see well enough with the right light. Shortly after that, I entered the interstate, and increased my speed to about 65 mph, and drove in the middle lane as I anticipated going to the left side when the road split in about three miles and then exiting shortly afterward. Then both lights went out. I had to signal to go to the right side of the road, through two lanes of fairly heavy traffic, and stopped. Luckily, another driver who had noticed that I was having problems offered to drive slowly in front of me to allow me to continue until I could get off the highway. I thought that I would be able to drive slowly on off-highway streets to get home, but both lights came back on. Since that time, I have had three other similar incidents. I am afraid to drive the car on the highway at night.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 5
Failure Date: 02/07/2014

Headlights have a malfunction where they turn off and on. The sensor says that the left front bulb has dipped but Audi doesn't know what the issue is or how to fix it.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2009 Audi A4 6
Failure Date: 10/07/2013

Headlight dipping warning comes on. Multiple complaints to Audi and on other forums with others having same problem. This is a vehicle safety issue due to headlight going out during random times while driving. Audi is fully aware that over 70 percent of its A4s has this problem which is a major concern and refuses to fix or recall the lights. This can happen on a new vehicle per many peoples complaints online.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 7
Failure Date: 09/06/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, both of the headlights started flickering on and off as the left dip light warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they stated that the contact would have to bring the vehicle in when the failure was actually occurring. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The current mileage was 105,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 8
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

Headlight flickers then goes out. When car is restarted the light works but then goes out when driving again.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 9
Failure Date: 08/15/2013

Left and right headlights dipped automatically, will also go off; headlight will also flicker before dipping; have gone to have fixed but dealer unable to determine problem; they indicate they need to get them tp replicate the error but could not duplicate; this is a serious safety problem that the dealer appears not willing to fix; appears to be a problem with Audi's overall;.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 10
Failure Date: 02/25/2013

Both headlights shut off at any time. Error message says left/right dipped headlamp. It seems like a design/engineering flaw. This is a dangerous safety issue, especially at night. This could result in death, injury, and monetary fines from the police. There should be an immediate recall to fix the problem.


 
car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 11
Failure Date: 02/19/2013

The front headlights keep flickering on and off while driving. Audi: there are two separate conditions that both occur in vehicles with bi-xenon, with or without adaptive lighting (afs): one xenon light on either side sporadically flickers or flashes and goes out. When headlamps are turned off and on again or at ignition cycle, the headlamps may function properly or exhibit the same behavior; one xenon light on one side fails permanently.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 12
Failure Date: 02/04/2013

Headlights flicker and sometimes emit a warning that states "tipped headlight" which triggers the car to immediately turn the affected headlight off--this can occur while the car is parked or in motion. It usually happens to me when I am driving, but there is no pattern and it seems to be getting worse. . Read more...

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 13
Failure Date: 01/07/2013

After the headlights were activated, the left hand light flickered then went out. The display area gave me a warning that the headlight bulb was out. It happens each night and is remedied by deactivating the headlights then turning them on again. I had both headlights changed in June, but the right hand headlight does the same now.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

In regards to hid headlights on 2006 Audi A4 models and speaks to my exact frustration & non-action taken by Audi to resolve this issue as I feel it is the manufacturers responsibility and not that of the owners. Several years ago when I first purchased this Audi, one of my headlights would occasionally flicker while I was driving, & then produce an error code: "left dipped headlight. " the problem eventually went away. The bulbs still produce light, but while driving both headlights will flicker,"right dipped headlight" and "left dipped headlight". One way to get the lights to start working again is to turn them off and on which is extremely dangerous and causes me to pull over for the safety of myself and others. The bulbs are somewhat new and all the headlight parts are oem, and this becomes extremely dangerous as it will happen while I'm driving at night in the dark. I understand from online blogs that several other 2006 Audi A4 owners have the same problem, which ties back to the headlight assembly. I feel strongly that NHTSA should look into this issue given that headlights are an important function of a car while and this is a serious hazard for both the driver and other drivers when driving in the dark. I have recently serviced my car and felt I had no choice but to take this matter into my own hands and have faith that the Audi dealer service will resolve this. Although, I have taken it there several times before, and they said they had no issues with the headlamps and could not recreate the problem. Today, they seem to have figured it out but it will be very costly. I strongly believe Audi as a manufacturer should be responsible for some sort of recall or reimbursement for any services done regarding the hid headlamps as it is obviously not an isolated incident. Thank you for your consideration.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 15
Failure Date: 11/01/2012

Left dipped and right dipped headlight on dash warning. Lights will flicker then just shut completely off.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 16
Failure Date: 10/31/2012

Problem: the left headlight flickers, I receive a warning message that "left headlight dipped, then the left headlight will go out. To "reset" this, I can turn my lights off, then turn them on again, but I can only do this when stopped, as it's unsafe to do this while driving at night. Once I turn them on again, they'll be ok again for a while, but the process will repeat itself again.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 17
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

The headlights(hid) flicker and sometimes go off for a few seconds. I have not had a total failure yet; although, I have been frightened. The flickering happens on a weekly basis. The total lights out has happened 3 times.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 18
Failure Date: 08/11/2012

Right headlight dipped warning. Right headlight will flicker and then shut off. I suspect a faulty igniter ballast. Many others have had the same issue with the 2005. 5-2008 xenon headlights. Creates a dangerous situation.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 19
Failure Date: 08/03/2012

2006 Audi A4 dipped headlight / flicker / problem. Left headlight will flicker and go out, happens at random, at speeds from 0 to 70 mph. Audi dealer said the gas level in the headlamp is low, recommended not to repair at this time, to address, turn lights off and back on when it occurs. Have had to do this multiple times within a 10 minute period to keep the headlamp on.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 20
Failure Date: 07/30/2012

Several years ago when I first purchased this Audi, one of my headlights would occasionally flicker while I was driving, and then produce an error code: "left dipped headlight. " the problem eventually went away. Now, two years later, with the bulbs still producing light, while driving both headlights will flicker, generally when associated with a bumpy road, and then will suddenly turn off, producing two error codes "right dipped headlight" and "left dipped headlight". The bulbs are somewhat new and all the headlight parts are oem, and this becomes extremely dangerous as it will happen while I'm driving at night in the dark. I understand from online blogs that several other 2006 Audi A4 owners have the same problem, which ties back to the headlight assembly. I feel strongly that NHTSA should look into this issue given that headlights are an important function of a car while and this is a serious hazard for both the driver and other drivers when driving in the dark. Thank you for your consideration.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Audi A4 21
Failure Date: 07/28/2012

Headlight keeps going out and blowing the ballast causing headlight not to work at all. Replaced this expensive part multiple times and still breaks. Not a cheap part and a safety hazard.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 22
Failure Date: 07/16/2012

I was driving home and right headlight started flickering, almost like a strobe light then all of a sudden the light goes out then comes back on by its self. Then goes back off and stays off so I pull off the road. I look at the light and it is still out. I turn my lights off then back on and it works like new, but it keeps happening. This is very dangerous. What happens if both light goes out and this happens, its the manufacturer fault not mine. There should be a recall or do something about this before someone gets hurts, or lose their life.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 23
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

Having a huge issue with my 2006 Audi A4 2006 s-line us spec, I keep getting headlight dipped on the left and right headlight and this happens 4 to 5 time on my drive to and from work. I'm stationed in germany and have to use the auto bahn and sometimes drive around 100mph with traffic and when my headlights go out its very dangerous not only for myself but the other drivers. This issue is happening to loads of Audi drivers. The xenon bulbs have been replaced once and they still have the same issue and the bulbs are not cheap and not the issue like Audi says. The Audi dealership had no idea what was wrong with my lights until I was able to take a picture of the left and right headlight out on the dash. They said to replace the light bulbs which I have already done and don't want to get ripped off. Audi needs to have this issue fixed ASAP before it kills someone.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Audi A4 24
Failure Date: 04/09/2012

Immediately after the first rainfall in my ownership with this vehicle, both headlights stopped working. Audi has not done anything to fix this problem. This is not a convenience issue but a safety issue for driving at night.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Audi A4 25
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

The contact owns a 1998 Audi A4. The contact stated that the amber reflector headlights illuminated poorly and decreased vision. The dealer was notified, but denied any assistance to repair the vehicle because the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06e049000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 190,000.

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