Audi Complaints

  • 985 Complaints
  • 56 Crashes
  • 9 Fires
  • 40 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 985 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 4.1%, or 40 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 5.7%, or 56 were crash related, and 0.9%, or 9 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

Parts: STEERING
  • Date of Incident: Apr-26, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 17:19 May-12, 2021

I was driving on city streets and steering became very difficult. Turning corners at slow speed was very tough and jerky. Control of the car was very difficult the slower the speed. Highway wasn't too bad but you it still took more effort than was normally expected/experienced. Firestone service noted a opening in the upper steering shaft. They spray lubricated the shaft and it appears to be back to normal, but since there the shaft is open to weathering this is not a permanent fix.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERSTRUCTUREELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: May-06, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 19:05 May-11, 2021

I was about to get on the freeway when my car's electrical system failed and i got several warning lights. The braking/stop start system, lights and a few other lit up. I pulled off the road and had it towed. The dealership said water (rain) got in through my sunroof and shorted my system (warranty won't cover). There are several class action suits re. This issue already and audi knows about it, but there's no recall and cars have stopped suddenly on the freeway. It's very dangerous.

Parts: SEATSELECTRICAL SYSTEMAIR BAGS
  • Date of Incident: May-09, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:10 May-11, 2021

I was driving my car with my friend in the passenger seat. All of a sudden car started made a beeping sound and my dashboard said something about safety feature being turned off/limited. Also the passenger airbag off light turned on even when the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was already in motion. This created an unsafe situation as passenger airbag was off when it should not have been. The passenger occupant detection system (pods) detected a malfunction and switch off the passenger airbag even though the seat was be occupied. I reached out to audi regarding this and they said that since the repair is not available yet i will have to wait. The nhtsa recall number for this issue is 21v198. The manufacturer recall number is 69by. I have attached the latest video of this situation. If you look at the video it shows that the passenger seat is occupied and still the passenger airbag off light is on. This is the 3rd occurrence of this issue. I use my car daily and since the repair is not available yet this makes my car unsafe on the road.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: May-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:11 May-11, 2021

WATER PUMP FAILED WITH 47K FILES - THERE SEEM TO BE A LOT OF THESE ISSUE WITH MULTIPLE Q7 OWNERS. IT SEEMS LIKE THERE WAS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPER
  • Date of Incident: Mar-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 20:47 May-10, 2021

MY 2019 Audi Q7 HAS NOW GONE THROUGH 4 WINSHIELDS IN 2 YEARS. I DRIVE AN EXPRESSWAY TO WORK AND HAVE NEVER HAD A CRACK ON ANY CAR BEFORE. I HAVE READ INTO THIS AND OTHER AUDI Q7 OWNERS ARE COMPLAINING OF THE SAME PROBLEM. THE WINDSHIELD IS NEARLY $2000 TO REPLACE. I HAVE APPEALED TO AUDI, THEY DENY A PROBLEM. PEOPLE CAN'T JUST KEEP PAYING FOR THESE BRITTLE WINDSCREENS ON CARS. EVERY TIME SOMETHING TOUCHES THE SCREEN, IT CRACKS OR CHIPS. I HAVE INCLUDED A PDF OF CLAIMS, EMAILS AND PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE OVER 20 CRACKS I HAVE HAD.

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