Audi Complaints

  • 901 Complaints
  • 56 Crashes
  • 8 Fires
  • 43 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 901 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 4.8%, or 43 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 6.2%, or 56 were crash related, and 0.9%, or 8 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: STEERINGSERVICE BRAKESENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-20, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:26 Feb-25, 2021

When driving in town the car abruptly stopped running, steering and brakes failed. Caused by both turbochargers going out at the same time. 36,000 miles a few months out of warranty. Apparently this is known issue with the audi's and audi has not issued a recall or anything according to the audi dealer. $11,000 repair. Very scary when power lost and remained off.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-23, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:24 Feb-24, 2021

Engine shut down at highway speed ~65mph while decelerating into toll booth our to turbo failure. Complete engine shut down. Lost power in highway traffic. Dangerously navigated through ezpass lane without power. Hazards on. Dangerously navigated to shoulder, coasting, with no engine power. Came to complete stop on shoulder. Was able to restart motor and drove directly to audi dealership. Dealership confirmed known turbo failure problem on vehicle model. This is a potentially deadly condition and needs to be federally addressed. Audi has a 2015 supplement to emissions warranty identifying the turbo failures and there is a federal statue to extent this correction to 7yr 70k miles. Regardless, it should be a safety recall.

Parts: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCEFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-21, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 14:03 Feb-23, 2021

ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2021 AT ABOUT 330PM ON RT 30 IN AMSTERDAM NY WE WERE DRIVING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC LESS THAN 30MPH. AS THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME STARTED TO SLOW IN TRAFFIC I STARTED TO BRAKE MY A6, AT ABOUT 20MPH AND ABOUT 1.5 CAR LENGTHS BEHIND THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME THE AUDI PRESENSE COLLISION WARNING SCREEN ACTIVATED WITH A RED SCREEN IN THE DRIVER'S CLUSTER AND A "CHIME" THE CAR THEN WENT INTO EMERGENCY COLLISION STOPPING MODE...CAR'S ANTILOCK BRAKES ACTIVATED BRINGING MY CAR TO A COMPLETE STOP IN TRAFFIC. TRAFFIC IN FRONT OF ME NEVER STOPPED AND I WAS AT A DISTANCE THAT I HAD COMPLETE CONTROL OF MY CAR WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH DISTANCE TO SLOW OR STOP MY CAR SAFELY. THE CAR BEHIND ME CAME WITHIN INCHES OF REAR ENDING MY CAR. I'M SPECULATING THAT THE DRIVER BEHIND ME DID NOT EXPECT ME TO STOP DEAD IN TRAFFIC ANYMORE THAN I DID. TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AND DISTANCE DID NOT WARRANT THE PRESENSE TO WARN AT ALL LET ALONE ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY COLLISION RESPONSE BRAKING. THIS IS THE THIRD MALFUNCTION OF SAFETY SYSTEMS I HAVE REPORTED TO NHTSA RE: MALFUNCTIONS OF ADVANCED SAFETY SYSTEMS. AUDI USA IS UNRESPONSIVE.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Feb-02, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 18:28 Feb-21, 2021

There is a recall on some audi for the trim on the bang & olufsen speakers. Mine are coming off as well and are very sharp and can injure/cut you very easily.

Parts: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEMENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:31 Feb-17, 2021

On initial start, occasionally the car will become inactive while driving (sometimes stalls/sputters & sometimes just doesn't advance even while pressing on the gas pedal). Often the car spontaneously responds within seconds if it has not stalled, but recently now it stalls and sputters, then needs to be restarted. I was pulling out of a parking lot into traffic with safe distance, when the car became "dormant" and stalled. Luckily, there was a center lane that i could coast into to avoid causing a serious accident. Upon restarting the vehicle, the screen displayed "start/stop system: malfunction". I shut off the system and drove home. The next morning, the car did the same exact thing- had just started up the car and began driving- and it lost all power to the gas pedal/we almost came to a complete stop- but the car was still running, then it quickly reset itself. This time my service engine soon light came on. I called the dealer and took it in for service. I was told that it was bad gas and that i needed to take it to certain gas stations -marathon or shell only and only put premium fuel in it (although the manual states that i can use 87 or 89). The car is unsafe and is dangerous to drive. I am putting myself and my occupants in danger and also the lives of others around me. I understand that there is a class action law suit that was filed in 2020- this cannot wait- there must be a recall- someone will get seriously hurt or even die because of this.

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