2001 Audi A4 3.0 quattro 3.0 petrol




Blew a few light bulbs over a few months period, always on the same spot.

Anti-theft alarm system had to be completely replaced.

Oil leak from automatic gearbox.

Power steering system stopped working due to oil drying or hardening.

Warning light came on to indicate low engine oil level, but in fact engine oil is full.

The frequently used buttons on the control panel had their skin peeled off.

General Comments:

The automatic transmission is not responsive at low speeds, but can be compensated by using the tipronic to engage low gears.

The electrical systems are second rate.

The control panel buttons need better materials to prevent their skin peeling off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 2006

2001 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro tipronic 3.0


Electrical system reliability is suspect


The car had a complete loss of electrical power while stationary.

The battery was replaced, but after 3 weeks:

The remote door key lost its effect.

The anti-theft alarm came on without provocation.

It was not possible to cancel the warning siren by use of the remote key.

The windows on all 4 doors could not be opened or shut properly.

The rear doors cannot be unlocked by the central door locking device.

General Comments:

This is the first major electrical fault encountered on this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th August, 2006