[A4] Control arm issues

Brian J White brian at bjwhite.net
Wed Jun 30 11:41:10 EDT 2004

I found this on the Audi Club Hong Kong website.

870.000 vehicles recalled

1996 to 1999 Passat
1994 to 1999 Audi A4 and Audi A8
1997 to 1999 Audi A6

Failure of control arm bushings on high mileage vehicles can lead to the
front end to collapse/come apart.

Vw and Audi Cars Recalled
By Peter Woodman, Transport Correspondent, PA News

Around 870,000 Volkswagen and Audi cars, including about 166,000 in the UK 
are being recalled worldwide because of a wheel problem, it was announced 

Volkswagen Group which owns both marques said that rubber boots (casings) 
on the front axle on some older models were prone to possible damage.

This can lead to wear and, in isolated cases, to the failure of the bearing 
arm which connects the wheels to the suspension.

A Volkswagen spokeswoman said today: "The ultimate result could be that a 
wheel could fall off although this would only happen at very low speed."

The recall affects Volkswagen Passats built between 1996 and 1999, Audi A4s 
and A8s built 1994-99 and A6s built 1997-99.

Drivers of these vehicles will have the problem fixed free of charge.

At 08:31 2004-06-30, stuartf at adelphia.net wrote:
>I have had big probs with the 98.5 2.8, none with the 99 1.8.
>BUT, I have a friend with a 98 Passat, she has put big $$$ into it, had 
>many front end parts replaced at the VW dealer recently.
>Last week he calls her and tells her thatVW is having a recall and she 
>will be reimbursed for much of the work!!
>Check it out.
>A4 mailing list
>A4 at audifans.com

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