Audi TT owners have reported 8 problems related to air bag light on (under the air bag category).
Electrical issue with gauge cluster, fuel gauge inaccurate (runs out of gas in middle of hwy), low oil pressure light comes on (manual says to stop immediately when light comes on), air bag light comes on! everything I have read states these are all problems with the gauge cluster (cost over $1000 to have replaced!) Audi USA knows about problem but refuses to do anything about it. Audi has a recall in the uk for this problem, why not here in the u. S. ?? this is a serious safety issue!.
See all problems of the 2001 Audi TT.
Air bag light continues to come on. This appears to be similar to other complaints around the connector. This happens when the seat is moved forward or backward to accommodate different size drivers. Replacement of the air bag did not solve this issue.
See all problems of the 2005 Audi TT.
2001 Audi Tt, air bag light stays on. Purchased the car new in 2001, light came on at 15k miles, had cluster replaced took care of problem for a week, brought back to dealer had fixed again. Lasted about 2 weeks. At 30 k miles brought car back to dealer for recall of cluster, problem fixed for about 500 miles. The car now has 31k miles light is still on. I searched the internet and this is a major problem with most early Audi Tt from 2000 to 2004 and some after. No one has mentioned a valid solution only that they keep bringing the car back to the dealer, spending a lot of money and only having a short term fix. This is a major safety issue and Audi should take responsibility to resolve. Drivers don't know if the airbags will work properly during a crash.
Airbag light on dash appeared. Car was not in an accident. Airbag is now non-functional and a safety hazard.
See all problems of the 2000 Audi TT.
Malfunction of passenger side front airbag on 2002 Audi Tt quattro (first noted when indicator light activated), a few months after manufacturer's warranty expired, not covered under extended warranty in place on vehicle; dealers diagnostic test showed "ignition resistance too high" requiring airbag be replaced.
See all problems of the 2002 Audi TT.
The contact owns a 2005 Audi Tt quatro. The contact stated that the air bag light has illuminated intermittently since the vehicle was purchased. The dealer has made several unsuccessful attempts to diagnose the malfunction. The problem has continued to occur. The current mileage was 104000 and the failure mileage was 12,000.
10-December 2005 spontaneous deployment of driver side seat airbag. Conditions: clear road at 7,000 feet elevation, ~ 30 mph estimated speed. Airbag light indicator on after event, check engine light on after event, interior light on. No 4-way flasher. 13-December 2005 dropped off at rector motors, burlingame, CA. J. M. Handles service contacted and informed Audi customer relations. 23-January 2006 Audi called stating that their liability group has advised that "it was an insurance issue, meaning that repair of the airbag would be a cost to submit to my insurance, not anything Audi would pick up. I pointed out that the issue was not whether the cost was Audi's or mine but rather that exploding airbags represent a safety concern that has not been addressed. On 4-January 4, 2006 dealer advised that Audi did not request nor received information logged in event data recorder and that local dealers didn't have ability to download or view key information for diagnosing problem. On 24-January 2006 informed that the response from Audi was inadequate. He stated that the liability engineer had made his assessment and that there would be no further response from Audi. I requested that Audi download the details in the event data recorder as a means of identifying the cause of the deployment. He reiterated that there would be no further response from Audi nor would they be willing to document their findings until the vehicle was repaired at which time they would provide a statement that it was then operating to Audi standards. I informed him that there was no causative incident that triggered the deployment and that replacing the bag without correcting the underlying cause posed ongoing risk to me, my passenger and any other vehicles that might be involved in the next deployment. He stated that the liability engineer had concluded that the deployment was related the marks behind the wheel and that no further assessment would be made by Audi.
Purchased the car new in 2001, the airbag light started coming on intimately in 2003 had the cluster replaced in 2004 (15k miles) under warranty, shortly after it was repaired the airbag light came on again intimately for another 2 years until it stayed on permanently. I brought it back to another dealer they reset something and the airbag light went out again for about a year. In 2010 I brought it back to the dealer again for a cluster recall, they replaced the cluster all was fine then about a year late the airbag light came on again. Brought it back to the dealer and was told it was the airbag module. Spent $1500 to have the airbag module replaced ( think this was the issue all along). After having the airbag module replaced the seat belt light no longer comes on. Was told it is the cluster. The car has 37,000 miles on it this will be the 4th cluster in the car. The dealer wants $1500 to replace again with no guarantee. Audi accepts there is a problem and will pay a few hundred towards the repair. I will be responsible for about $1200, I have tried contacting the Audi manager (#248-754-3686) handling the case and my attorneys office has tried contacted them several times and they have refused to return any calls. I am without a seat belt warning indicator. I am concerned that I will have my grandson in the car and not know if his seat belt is properly engaged, or if my airbag is working properly. This has been a constant issue since I bought the car new and have put very low miles on the car, have always garaged it and never drove it in bad weather and the cluster remains an issue going on the 4th one.