Audi A4 owners have reported 21 problems related to wiper (under the visibility 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.
On Jan 22 2017 I was driving in blizzard conditions following a few vehicles when my wipers stopped working and started grinding. As a result I lost complete visibility and nearly cause a 3 car accident and loss of control of the vehicle. I contacted Audi to be informed that my warranty expired 2 months ago however my vehicle was well within the50,000 miles expiration as my car has 47,500 miles. I first spoke with a lady in Audi customer service who informed me there was nothing she could do and later I got a hold of dominique b who informed me I had to go to an Audi dealer and pay for a diagnosis for them to help me in any way. I informed them that the dealer was 120 miles away and was due to the continuously snowy conditions I could not go to phoenix to get the diagnosis because my wipers were seized and it is still snowing heavily. Due to the nature of the safety hazard I shouldn't have to pay for a diagnosis anyways. I asked him for his managers information and he refused. I was then informed that I would be contacted in a few days. . . The nature of the issue is a safety hazard and cannot be pending based off the leisure of a higher up.
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Takata recall. The contact owns a 2011 Audi A4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 17v001000 (visibility, air bags ) and 16v078000 (air bags ) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact mentioned that the dealer stated that the parts will not be available until September of 2017. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
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The contact owns a 2008 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle made a very loud explosion sound. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the back windshield had exploded and there was shattered glass inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.
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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.
All four tpms sensors need replacing along with new tires. Right side motor mount is leaking fluid, and wipers streak. 80,616 mileage. In 2012 I bought new tires, wipers and regular oil changes. I'm disappointed that now I'm faced with a leaking motor mount. I take very good care of my car, I shouldn't have these major repair issues. Angie nash.
The contact owns a 2013 Audi A4. The contact stated that there was a reflection of the air conditioning vents on the side view mirror and the windshield, which created a glare, compromising her visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they refused to provide any assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that they would contacted her back at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 91 and the current mileage was 500.
The rear window of my A4 cabriolet started falling out. From talking to other owners mine is not the only one with this problem.
See all problems of the 2005 Audi A4.
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.
See all problems of the 2006 Audi A4.
My vehicle is a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet with a 1. 8t engine. Windshield wipers stop working. While driving on the PA turnpike in the rain my windshield wipers stoped in the middle of the windshield and would not move. I was lucky it wasnt at night because I was unable to see the lanes in the road or other cars infront of me. I pulled over and waited for the rain to stop. When I contacted the Audi dealership to ask what they thought it could be I was told that it was most likely caused by the windshield wiper transmission becoming coroded with rust and being unable to move. The service technitian said this was a common problem with these cars and they had just finished repairing one this week (southhills Audi, pittsburgh PA) I made an appointment at the dealership to have my vehicle inspected and 2 weeks later after the inspection was told that the wipers have definitely stoped working because of the amount of rust on the windshield wiper transmission. I was quoted 600 dollars to fix and left to drive home since they didnt have the parts.
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The windshield wiper blades on my car are horrible. They're very flimsy and thin. They don't do a good job of cleaning up the windshield in rain, and if there is any snow or ice. . They get stuck on the bumps and miss the glass. The wiper blades are "stored" in a pit under the windshield to protect them from the snow and ice. . . Except the pit just fills with the ice and snow and covers them. . So they are beyond useless now. The defogger on high blast makes the windshield a little better. . But it cant warm the blades. . So they will still keep getting iced up and just scraping across the windshield not doing anything.
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The contact owns a 2010 Audi A4 quattro. The contact stated that the manual windshield wipers shut off when the vehicle came to a stop which was also listed in the owners manual. The dealer spoke with the manufacturer and was told that this was how the vehicle was designed and there was no override or upgrade at this time. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 15,000. Updated 3/21/11.
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While driving on rte 495 in littleton, MA in the passing lane, we were caught in a thunder storm with heavy rain. I turned on the windshield wipers that initially ran slowly but then stopped completely in the up position. Had to pull it median as visibility was very limited.
The wiper blades on 2009+ model year Audi A4 have a channel on the top surface that collects liquid/icy slush and in freezing conditions that liquid freezes making the blade rigid and incapable of clearing the glass resulting in zero visibility. Further, Audi is using a proprietary wiper blade mount which means that there are no third party options to install a traditional 'winter' type blade not subject to freezing. I have made multiple requests to Audi reporting this problem and hoping for some solution since November 2008 but they seem to have no interest in addressing this issue. It makes driving in winter conditions extremely hazardous.
Oem wipers provided by Audi on 2008. 5 A4 model year onwards fill with water/slush and freeze solid in the winter rendering them useless and creating significant driving hazard. Audi has no replacement and is non-responsive. Further, there are no third-party replacement winter-style blades because it is a proprietary blade-arm connector.
Wipers failed as I was traveling on a crowded highway during a heavy rainstorm. The problem was a seized wiper pivot on the driver's side, which was cleaned and lubricated, and is now in working condition.
See all problems of the 2002 Audi A4.
Windshield wipers slowed considerably and stopped working; fortunately we were only a half-mile from home. Mechanic advised this was a known problem with this vehicle and they have replaced many wiper brackets in the past 6 months. Advised they were surprised Audi has not issued a recall.
2004 Audi A4 quattro wipers started to run slowly. Sometimes would stop in the middle of the windshield. Ran slowly for a couple of weeks. Finally, drivers side wiper disengaged from linkage and actually cracked my windshield. Took it to shop for repair, and was told that the "wiper transmission" was broken and needed to be repaired. When calling for parts, shop found out that this part is in "high demand" due to an apparent design defect. Read more about others with similar problems online. This will end up costing me close to $1000 to replace that bad wiper assembly and my windshield. How could this not be a recalled item?.
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A4 cabriolet. While stopped the contact turned on the windshield wipers and the wipers failed, partially obstructing her vision. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the windshield wiper motor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the wiper motor was replaced. The failure has since recurred twice. After each failure the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop to be repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 76,834.
1. Exterior lights and turn signal lights burning out at a rate of every 500 miles. Audi will not replace. 2. Wiper transmission has corroded, seized, failed, and consequently burned out the wiper motor 2x now - once at 40,000 miles and again at 80,000. Audi would not cover this under the initial new car warranty, and they demand $750+ to fix this faulty assembly. 3. Coolant and wiper fluid tanks are made out of cheap plastic. I've had 2-3 leaks in each tank due to holes in these tanks across the life of the car. The most recent coolant tank leak was pushing coolant through so fast that it burned up my engine and my timing belt snapped. I had to pay for this repair - $2,000+. These are just 3 problems among countless costly problems I've incurred since the 3-year warranty ran out on my Audi. I've easily matched the $35k+ cost of the car with parts and repairs, and the car only has 88,000 miles on it. The coil pack recall has been an issue at least every 2,000 miles. I cannot make a trip of more than 100 miles without a coil snapping, a trip to the dealership, and an argument with service reps about whether or not I have to pay for these coil repairs. 88,000 miles later, the A4 I purchased brand new is basically not safely drivable except to run short errands around the city. All of this is not even to mention the cheap materials that went into the car interior. Leather is wearing in places no one even sits, and all the rubberized buttons have peeled away. Please help. Audi will do nothing. I've spoken to others who have this same make and model sitting in a garage because it is no longer drivable. There are 2 known recalls on this car, but there is something more serious going on with the build than just the coil pack and fuel injector. My car has stalled and seized on relatively short highway trips despite routine maintenance and attention to recalled parts.
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The contact owns a 1998 Audi A4. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed three times within three years. The dealer stated that the windshield wiper motor failed. The wipers were repaired; however, the motor failed again in 2007 and 2008. The motor was replaced each time at the cost of $496. The failure and current mileages were less than 98,000.
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Tl-the contact owns 2005 Audi A4. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the headlights failed without warning. The failure recurred constantly not being able to see out the headlights. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that theres a heater that drying up the lights. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage 150,000. Ng.
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