[BiturboS4] S4 MAF's

California Fields cfields72 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 12 10:50:46 EST 2003

Control arms and tie rods? Did you smash into a few curbs? Never heard that
complaint before.

Still, I agree that the reliability of the S4 is not great.

>From: Al Adler <adlere at sourcecodecorp.com>
>To: BiturboS4 <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's
>Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 22:38:51 -0500
>I'd have to say I have issues with Audi's quality as well. In the 3
>months since I purchased this S4 that was 3 months out of warranty I've
>1. The MAF that started this thread
>2.  2 shot front tie rods(I suspect they failed well before the warranty
>expired; the dealer just didn't feel like fixing them)
>3.  2 shot front control arms
>4.  A broken tiptronic switch
>5.  A leaking center differential
>6.  A oil leak under boost around the right side of the engine
>All of this from a car with 53k on the clock.  I could defintely see
>buying Japanese next time; Audi seems to be taking quality lessons from
>the UAW and engineering lessons from GM.
>Step88 wrote:
>>Yeah, when I wrote "the only problems", I realized that it way understated
>>my disappointment at the time.  Furthermore, the week in between the two
>>problems was also when I found out that the company that I purchased my
>>extended warranty from was going into receivorship and wouldn't reimburse
>>me.  I wasn't too happy with the car for a while.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Russell Romano" <Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com>
>>To: "BiturboS4" <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
>>Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:56 PM
>>Subject: RE: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's
>>Those are the ONLY problems in 1 year.  To me a MAF failure and a leaking
>>ABS unit are not "minor" problems in a 3 year old car.
>>Personally I've been pretty disgusted with Audi's overall reliability.
>>I love them enough that I bought another... but I wouldn't own it for a
>>single day without a warranty :/
>>I defend their reliability problems as being due to the complexity of the
>>systems, but the more I hear about problems people are having the less I
>>feel like it is unavoidable.  For the price of these cars they should be
>>more reliable.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Step88 [mailto:step88 at kc.rr.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:46 PM
>>To: Al Adler; BiturboS4
>>Subject: Re: [BiturboS4] S4 MAF's
>>The MAF went out in my 2000 at about 32k just a few months ago.  The check
>>engine light came on when I was on vacation and at high altitude.  Didn't
>>know if the altitude had anything to do with it, but the car ran normal
>>the light eventually went off for a few days once I returned home.  When
>>came back on again, I took it the the dealer and they diagnosed the MAF
>>(alas, no VAG so I must rely on the dealer).  They replaced it with stock.
>>Coincidentally, the very next week after getting the car back, the
>>brake unit started leaking and had to be replaced.  Expensive piece.
>>are the only problems that I've had in a year of ownership.
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