1999 Audi A4 from North America
Great drive at a very high price!!
April 1, 2005.
Yesterday I was driving and loving my well maintained 1999 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo. Today I am in shock and disappointed in Audi. My A4 has 86,295 miles, and while I was driving it, the timing belt tension rod malfunctioned, and as a result, my vehicle incurred substantial damage at a substantial cost!!! Audi's response is along the lines of "not our problem" - even though they themselves do not recommend a timing belt change until 90K-105k miles.
I have noticed many Audi owners are experiencing this same malfunction. I have contacted the National Highway and Traffic Administration to file a safety complaint (hopefully they will be able to encourage Audi USA to accept responsibility for the safety hazard this defective part causes). I would encourage all of you with the same problem to do the same - the phone number is 1-800-424-9393.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th April, 2005