3rd Jan 2006, 13:10

WOW, it seems most of the folks here have had serious issues with their A4's. I own an 02' A4 3.0, 6 speed manual, with Sports, and Convenience packages. I have had the Coils replaced (as we all have) and have had minor repairs done (not unlike any other Japanese cars that I have owned) but all in all, this has been an exceptional car for me. I live in Toronto, so snow is no stranger, and Quattro certainly has been a God send as I would put Audi's Quattro system against anyone else's (and I own an ML500 as well!). I'ts going on 4 years old now and I plan on buying the car at Lease end. So, sorry to disagree with most of you here, but I would certainly purchase another Audi in a heartbeat.

9th Oct 2006, 14:36

The last I checked AUDI is not a Japanese import...

15th Nov 2006, 08:56

Hi Folks, I have an Audi A4 1.8t 03, the only problem that I have is that the windshields wipers are just working in 1 speed.. do you know what's the problem?

Thanks in advance.. my email is hasbun@gmail.com

18th Jan 2007, 02:02

I bought a 2002 A4 1.8T Quattro Wagon and on day two the radio does not work and the light will not turn off. Even with no key in the ignition and the car locked the bose radio display glows red. Anyone know what to do?

24th Oct 2007, 15:17

I have an Audi A4 2002 1.8T. I have had to get the electrical system replaced in the dash due to my gas gauge not working.

I have had issues with the gas cap door warning light going off, even though I've clicked the cap shut several times.

I am just now having issues with my ignition coil; smelled a tar like smell coming from my engine, and while driving to work, experienced reduced engine performance and surging, like the gas wasn't getting to the engine. I took it to a local repair shop, and they told me ignition coil. I immediately went on-line to do some searches, found this forum and many other sites talking about the coil recall. I'm getting the work done, called the Audi customer service line, and I will be faxing over a copy of my bill and proof of payment in order to get this reimbursed. I've taken this car into the shop several times over the 5 years I've owned it, and no one has mentioned this recall to me; it's frustrating for sure.

For those of you that are having ignition coil problems and have had to pay for them, check with this site for info on getting reimbursed.


7th Nov 2007, 20:28

After reading the previous comments, it looks like a lot of the issues are with the new model A4 change in 2002. As always, new models in their first year usually have many bugs to work out. My best friend had bought a 02 model A4 quattro 1.8T brand new and hasn't had as many issues as what's been mentioned. She did have a coil go out two months ago 8/07 and this has been her firs real issue, she still has the vehicle and it's paid for. I fell in love with her audi and traded my 328i BMW for a 2004 A4 1.8T Quattro in 05. I bought it with 10k as a dealer loaner car. I have 47k on it now. Drove it from Texas to California. Tested it out in the Tahoe snow a few times. I have to say this is one of the best cars I have had, not to mention the best looking/fitting interior I have seen. No offense to BMW. I read the common issues online before making my purchase and seen the coils as being an issue. So I bought a set of extra coils ($130x4) that I keep in the trunk. Only real issue I have had is the dang glove box hinge broke on me. Over all I'm pleased with this purchase and feel very safe when ever I drive it. Thanx Audi!

11th Nov 2007, 19:25

I just purchased a 2005 Audi S4, and she is a great ride. Problem is it's day 4 of ownership, and the check engine light has already turned on. I honestly can't believe it. I'm currently selling my Pontiac Solstice because I'm moving to the mainland, and I wanted a quality car that can handle the snow... well low and behold my 38,000 car's engine light has already turned on! ohhh yeah I turned the gas cap until it clicked! What do I have to do to buy a quality car?

13th Feb 2008, 17:13

Oh wow! I was about to buy an '02 A4 1.8T Quattro, but not after reading all these nightmares!

20th Apr 2008, 15:37

Purchased a used 2002 A4 1.8T Wagon in Dec of 2007, with 47K miles on it...it's April 08...stranded me twice already with the 'Coil' thing. Actually I'm in the 2nd stranding now that's why I'm here and just now becoming aware of the issues these models have. Besides these incidents I had some warning lights come on that I had serviced, so this is actually the third incident. Thought I was getting a quality, reliable vehicle. I agree with the person above that feels the car is going to fail at any moment... so sad because I love the look/feel/performance, but the reliability sucks! I don't want to get rid of it, but I looks like I'll have to.


5th May 2008, 10:24

2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0 Replaced, windshield wiper motor, both front axles had to be rebuilt. Now the catalytic converters are out and rattling, oxygen sensors are non working decreasing my gas mileage dramatically 14 mpg, $2000 each to replace.

31st May 2008, 23:03

ANSWER: Locate the fuse box by the driver side; pull out radio fuse, then insert it back. This should correct the problem. Has happened to me twice; reason unknown.

I own an '02 A4 3.0 with 68000 miles. Rides great. Major concern is with the check engine light, which is not free to diagnose & not even easy for the dealership to figure out. Fixed it 6mos ago with total of $300 for some sensor, now it's "ON" again. I'm afraid I'll be stuck somewhere, someday, stranded with this car.

3rd Jun 2008, 08:46

I own a 2002 Audi A4 1.8t quattro and I love it. My windshield wiper motor just went out after 70,000 miles. Other than that I have had no problems with the vehicle. I would recommend the audi to anyone and I will definitely consider buying another one.

2nd Jul 2008, 02:22

Hey guys I have Audi A4, 2003, 1.8T

And my ENGINE light came on today. I checked gas cap... it is okay... after starting my car I can feel some shaking, then after minute or two it is okay...

What should I do?


2nd Jul 2008, 12:08

I bought a 2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro, and I have not had many problems with it.

I have over 102,000 miles, and the only things I have had to replace are the wear and tear stuff like brakes and belts.

I replaced the water pump, and it is in right now for the window regulator. I also had a catalytic converter go out this year.

But all in all, it has been a really reliable car for the 6+ years I have had it.

On the other hand I also have a Lexus that it has been in for a number of things, and it has less than 35,000 miles. I really believe in Lexus, but just like everything else, you just may have bad luck with a car because it has good ratings.