[BiturboS4] S4 MAF's
erhti at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 13 07:30:52 EST 2003
2nd gear syncro problem and the infamous windshield washer
reservoir leak for me. Both replaced under warranty.
However, all-in-all, I think Audi came in above average (just
below BMW) per Ward's/JD Power (forget which??) auto reliability
ratings. Of course, the Japanese auto-makers were at the top of
the list -- Toyota/Lexus #1.
--- California Fields <cfields72 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >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
> >>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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