Headlights Problems of Audi A4 - part 1

Audi A4 owners have reported 239 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting 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   Headlights problem of the 2004 Audi A4 1
Failure Date: 04/16/2018

The hid xenon headlights have dimmed to the point where driving at night could become difficult. There is a recall (05v096000) for 2004 Audi A4's with hid headlights but this VIN. Is not included. Possibly a known problem to Audi.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 2
Failure Date: 10/21/2017

While driving, the headlight flickers and goes out. If headlights are turned off and back on, headlight works just fine. When I searched on the internet many individuals with this car make have had the same problem. Replacing the bulb does not fix the problem. Some individuals have said that Audi dealerships say they don't know how to fix the problem.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 3
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

I get a "right dipped headlight" message and my right headlight goes out. I can correct the issue by turning the headlights off and back on but this is not safe after dark. The car has been doing this with increasing frequency especially over the past year. It occurs more when it's raining and more after dark-when you most need the headlights. It will cost me about $1600 to get the headlights replaced but apparently there is no guarantee that this will fix the issue. I have in no way damaged the headlights. We are the original owners of this car. This situation has been occurring for several years.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 4
Failure Date: 04/28/2017

My warning light came on about 1 month ago telling me that my dynamic headlight range control is no longer working properly.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

The left headlight drops and goes out intermittently.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2016

My car gave me this message" left headlight main beam dipped and the left headlight went off. The left head light come on for a while when I start the car in the night for a while and then goes off when I am on the road. I checked with the Audi USA customer service line and they didn't give me any plausible explanation. I went online with my car problem and found out that many Audi 2005-2009 have the same problem and the Audi dealerships don't want to deal with this issue with their cars.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2003 Audi A4 7
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

I bought the vehicle last year when it had 78,000 miles on it. Only 4 months after having purchased the car, I got a message on the trouble light warning system that I had a "dipped light". I had to google other Audi owners to find out what a dipped light was, as I never heard of a burned out headlight termed as a "dipped light" before. I can only drive it during the day now, as I have heard in car forums that fixing it can be quite a long and expensive process. I am afraid that it may affect my driving safety even when driving during the day, because in florida we have a lot of stormy weather during the rainy season and the sky gets very dark right before the storms come in. I am also concerned that other motorists cannot see me coming in bad weather and I had a near accident today, when another motorist came flying out of a parking lot in front of me as I was driving down the road, and I had to slam on my brakes to avoid a collision with their vehicle.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 8
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

My headlights flicker while driving mostly the left but does intermittently go from left to right. Unable to drive car at night. I just bought the car from drive time and the issue started as soon as I left the dealership.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2011 Audi A4 9
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

"dipped right headlight" warning popped up on my car, on and off for months. My right front headlight would work one day and then "fail" the next. It had been happening for several months until it finally completely stopped working. My ballast failed which caused hid/xenon light to burn out on front right headlight. I have read this has been happening a lot with the hid/xenon light systems and that it was previously a recall on earlier models. When speaking to Audi, they said this hasn't been an issue and they will not help with the repair costs. I would feel a front headlight is an important safety tool to have when driving, and having to pay $700+ for a headlight repair is not normal in my opinion. For me this is an electrical failure and Audi should be assisting with the repair costs.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 10
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

My right headlight has been flickering for about 3 months, and a few times it has gone out completely. Turning the headlights off and back on fixes it for a couple days. I waited to take it to the dealer until it needed maintenance, and also so there would be more dtc evidence for them to troubleshoot with. The left headlight started doing the same thing so I took it in. Audi cannot replicate and will not replace the headlights.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Audi A4 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

When cold temperature outside and low beam headlights are used. Dash will read out with (left headlight dipped) error. Seems to be a common issue among this car model.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 12
Failure Date: 12/22/2015

Sensors (1) the sensor for rear light keeps coming on and off (2) stability sensor is on for no apparent reason (3) oil light is on despite having oil in the car (4) car eats oil (5) it is impossible to change the driver side right headlight bulb (6) mechanics and dealers overcharge for parts and service not only in the us but also in australia $500 for bulb, $300 for oil change, $200 per hour labor. This is more expensive than getting a head transplant.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Audi A4 13
Failure Date: 12/20/2015

I was driving on a highway when I received an error message on instrument panel stating left dipped headlight was out . Low beams are now flickering when in idle and when in motion.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 14
Failure Date: 10/21/2015

I have had repeated issues with oil consumption. Oil overconsumption has been the subject of a class action lawsuit for 2009-2011 A4s. For some reason the 2008 was not included in the lawsuit. I have had to top my oil off every 3,000 miles, at a minimum, for the entire life of the vehicle. This has been a safety issue numerous times where I was not close to any facility that sold oil and was forced to drive the car on low oil a long distance in order to top it off. I have also had issues with the headlights being dipped -- also a known problem for this year and model. The headlights go out way inadvance of a normal life expectancy. Audi gives excuses on how it can be fixed (the prices and repairs were inconsistent between the two headlights). One of them they quoted me $1300! when I read the service information they had only replaced a bulb!.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 15
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

Headlights will flicker / turn off intermittently when braking or traveling over small bumps resulting in a loss of vision at night. This will sometimes give the error "dipped headlight" and cause the headlight to turn off and remain off until it is reset.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 16
Failure Date: 09/14/2015

So I was driving from work like around 10:25 pm Monday night September 14 2015 when I notice that the right headlight of my car started flickering and all the sudden went off which caused me to not being able to see that well, and there were pedestrians walking on the road which caused me to drive more slow than the allowed speed limit good thing it wasn't far from home where it happen. . . Next day the light came back on and same thing happened again the light started flickering again and it went off at this point I've been looking around to actually fixed this issue with no luck also I've seen a lot people complaints about the same issue which they called the dipped headlight issue. . T.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 17
Failure Date: 08/15/2015

The left headlight flickers and turns off. Changing the bulb did not fix the problem and neither did changing the ballast. I found that there was a settled class action lawsuit however they said that the lawsuit extended the warranty for headlights to 5 years. The lawsuit was settled in 2013 and my car is a 2006 model so I am not sure how it could ever help me.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2008 Audi A4 18
Failure Date: 08/10/2015

Got a left dipped headlight error on dashboard and tried having it fixed, but to no avail. Looking at threads online, many other Audi owners have encountered this safety issue, which is very serious. Would like NHTSA to look into this. I have to borrow another car to drive at night. Still trying to get this fixed.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 19
Failure Date: 08/07/2015

Headlight failure, right dipped headlight. Intermittent problem seems to be related to slow speed and or vibration. Multiple service visits at Audi dealer, problem not resolved.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 20
Failure Date: 06/04/2015

Headlights dip and continue to flicker and turn off during mild driving. This becomes dangerous when driving at night and the lights turn off due to the flicker.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2007 Audi A4 21
Failure Date: 05/12/2015

Front headlights flicker. Happened early in the morning in the dark. This happens frequently.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 22
Failure Date: 04/25/2015

Headlights spontaneously go out while driving. Sometimes just the left, sometimes just the right, sometimes both. The dash reads "right headlight dipped" or "left headlight dipped". To correct the error one must turn headlights completely off and then on again resulting in a few seconds of darkness. Obviously this is very dangerous at night at highway speeds. There is no apparent repair for this problem and from extensive research seems to be a design issue.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2005 Audi A4 23
Failure Date: 01/28/2015

Right side headlight will go out randomly and is very unsafe. I have replaced light bulb and problem still exists. I have read many problems and Audi is aware of this but chooses not to do anything.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 24
Failure Date: 01/14/2015

The left headlight of my 2006 Audi A4 quattro has a head light problem as follows: 1. The left headlight flickers 2. It then turns itself off 3. The message "left dipped headlight" appears 4. The message is changed to a sign indicating that the lightbulb has failed. This problem happens every time I need to turn on my head lights, I took to dealer, they are not sure what part might be bad, so they recommend to replace almost all parts involve with that, and its costly. I checked on line to find a solution, I figured out it's not only me, there are hundreds of Audi drivers having the same problem in here and even in europe.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2006 Audi A4 25
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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