Audi A4 owners have reported 222 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).
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!.
See all problems of the 2008 Audi A4.
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.
See all problems of the 2006 Audi A4.
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.
See all problems of the 2005 Audi A4.
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.
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.
Front headlights flicker. Happened early in the morning in the dark. This happens frequently.
See all problems of the 2007 Audi A4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Headlight went out caused light to come on.
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.
The contact owns a 2005 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the headlights failed without warning. The failure recurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the failure was not determined. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.
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.
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.
See all problems of the 2009 Audi A4.
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.
Headlight flickers then goes out. When car is restarted the light works but then goes out when driving again.
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;.
The left headlight of my 2006 Audi A4 has a safety issue and is a very dangerous problem: 1. The left headlight flickers 2. It then turns itself off 3. The message "left dipped headlight" appears if I turn the light off (note: we're talking about driving at night here) and turn it back on again, the light will become normal again, for about a few seconds to minutes and then the cycle repeats itself. This problem is intermittent. A number of other drivers seem to have this problem as well as evidenced by the comments on several other forums and speaking with the Audi dealer. I was told no "campaign" has been issued.
Right headlight flickered and went out. Instruments indicated right headlight dipped. Cycled power on lights and lights returned for 30 sec and then continued problem.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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