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4flow
08-07-2007, 10:01 PM
Interesting read:


So, I’ve compiled a list of common issues and common solutions based on what I’ve seen on the forums. Please research any possible fix before performing it. Personally, I’ve only had a bad pcv, so I’m basing a lot of this based on my understanding of the issue. Please let me know if something needs to be changed or added…I’d like to make this as good a possible.
If your car is stock and you still have warranty, then all the items below should be covered under warranty. If you are not stock, then the failed component may or may not be covered under warranty depending on what caused the failure, though this thread is not a warranty debate thread.

Disclaimer: This is a general guide only. Any problem with the car should be diagnosed by a competent and trained individual. All information provided is for information only and is not designed to replace a service manual or professional help. Use at your own risk.


1. Diverter valve failure
2. PCV failure
3. Broken intake ducting
4. Cam lobe wear
5. High pressure fuel pump failure
6. Air conditioning does not work
7. Tumble flap failure
8. Cold start problems
9. Misfires


1. Diverter valve failure


Background:
The stock diverter valve (dv) is prone to failure, whether chipped or stock. The diaphragm is prone to tearing (the orange shown in the pic of the stock dv (in the middle) below-may be a different color depending on the version of dv you have.)

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/mods/forgedv/forgedvinstall1.jpg


Symptoms:
-A failing diverter valve will generally lose boost.
-The boost can be checked either via a boost gauge, or the vag-com (mb 115). You will see a huge drop in boost when the dv goes bad.
-Pin-hole DV failures usually allow boost to spike, but will then suddenly vent boost.
Tearing in the DV usually only allows 6-7 PSI. Boost will not spike.
-You may see 000665 - Boost Pressure Regulation: Control Range Not Reached
p0299 - 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
-Alternatively, you can remove the dv, and inspect the diaphragm for tears. It is held onto the compressor housing by three bolts:

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/ssp/diagrams/turbo.jpg


Solution:
-You can replace it with the stock dv, vw #06F 145 710 C. This is the latest dv as of this post, however, many people have also seen failures with the “C” dv.
-You can upgrade to the Forge DV #fmfsitv. Pics of the Forge DV are shown above.

2. Positive Crankcase Ventilation failure


Background:
The positive crankcase ventilation is supposed to let gases get sucked from the crankcase to the intake manifold when under vacuum. The problem is, when the pcv system fails, and allows positive pressure (boost) to go from the intake manifold back into the crankcase.

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/ssp/diagrams/pcv.jpg


Symptoms:
-Typically you will see a slight drop in boost pressure. When my pcv failed, I saw a 2 psi drop across the board.
-Some oil will be pushed out through the oil filler cap, and onto the valve cover, and may possibly go towards the coil packs. There may also be some oil on the bottom side of the engine cover, where the oil filler cap is.
-There might be a slight decrease in MPG.
-Rear PCV failure usually results in oil accumulation around the DV, and will produce a little blue oil smoke at WOT applications.

Solution:
-There is the Digitalhippie fix which puts a check valve into the line from the crankcase to the intake manifold. For those who want a spare of the hose where the check valve is installed, the part number is 06F 103 221 F. You can read more about it here: http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/...=8952
-You can also upgrade to the latest PCV “G” valve. There have been very few failures reported with this PCV. Please verify the PCV you have before upgrading.
Part numbers for this upgrade:
PCV valve cover assembly: 06F 129 101 G
PCV valve cover gasket: 06F 103 483 E
PCV valve cover to turbo hose: 06F 103 215 A
PCV tube to turbo metal gasket: 06F 145 757 F


If you did the DH pcv fix, and you have a rear pcv failure, then you will need to change the tube labeled as "Exhaust turbocharged gas outlet" showin in the pic above. the Part #'s are the last two shown above (06F 103 215 A & 06F 145 757 F)

3. Broken intake ducting


Background:
Some people have reported that part of the intake ducting that connects to the stock engine (the part in front of the accordion section) breaks off and gets lost, or worst, gets stuck and/or shredded by the fan. Due to its location, the loss in power should be minimal.

http://www.swankmonkey.com/vw/jetta/2006/images/engine_cover/intake_cover_damage.jpg


Symptom:
-You may notice that part of the ducting is missing.
-You may see shreds of the ducting in and around the fan.
-You may see the coolant temps rising possibly due to a part of the intake ducting getting stuck and not allowing the fan to turn. If the coolant gauge goes into the red, then immediately shut the engine off, and check to see if the fan is operating.

Solution:
-If the fan is damaged, then you may need a new fan.
-An aftermarket intake will replace the ducting section, and is a possibly solution.
-You might be able to tape or epoxy the sections together, so that it will make them harder to come apart. You may also remove the top piece alltogether.

4. Cam lobe wear

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/ssp/diagrams/fuel%20pump%20-%20cam%20lobe.jpg

Please see also #5 below.


Symptom:
-Fuel cut-out when driving, esp. under WOT.
-Fuel cut-out symptoms range from soft pulsations of power to long-pulse bucking while in high-gear high-load situations (high gear at WOT, or up a grade). MIL may flash if cut-out is severe. Car will also go into hard-limp (no boost, 4500RPM limit) if severe enough.
-MIL ON
-P0087 Fuel Rail / System Pressure - Too Low
-P1093 Fuel Trim 2, Bank 1 Malfunction
-P2293 Fuel Pressure Regulator 2 Performance

Solution:
Increase surface hardening of camshaft lobe for the high pressure fuel pump. Improved intake camshafts

5. High pressure fuel pump failure


Background:
The high pressure fuel pump sometimes is not able to supply enough fuel, especially at low to mid range RPMs because it is cam driven. Please note that the high pressure fuel pump is different than the in-tank fuel pump. Please see also #4 above.

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/misc/fuelpump.jpg


Symptom:
-Fuel cut-out when driving, esp. under WOT.

Solution:
-If you are chipped, then try to put the car in stock mode to see if the fuel cuts will stop. If it does, then you might want to wait until a fuel pump solution comes out. APR and Autotech are currently working on solutions.
-If you are stock, then it is possible that you have a bad fuel pump. The dealer should replace this under warranty.

6. Air conditioning does not work


Background:
The air conditioners manuf. By Zelex and Valeo tend to fail. They can be identified by the pulley:

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/misc/ac%20pulley.jpg

Symptom:
- Air conditioning does not cool, air conditioning compressor may seize.


Solution:
- On the 2.0T engine a new Sanden compressor Part No: 1K0820803 index S must be installed. Refer to ETKA for the latest part # for the other engines. This should be covered under warranty.

7. Tumble flap failure


Background:
The tumble flap motor is prone to failure. This is probably the most common problem I’ve seen when scanning cars with the vag-com. A little background on how the tumble flap works:

http://72.232.196.98/~dpham00/gti/ssp/diagrams/tumble%20flap.jpg


Symptoms:

You may see the following DTC’s
-012599 - Intake Manifold Runner Control: Basic Setting not Completed
P3137 - 001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
-008196 - Intake Manifold Flap; Bank 1: Stuck Open
P2004 - 008 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
- 012600 - Intake Manifold Runner Control: Regulation Deviation
P3138 - 008 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON

Solution: The intake manifold flap motor needs to be replaced.

8. Cold Start Problems

Background/Symptom: Troubles starting car when cold


Solution:
-Some people have reported that it was related to a certain gas, so maybe try a different gas station/company.
-Get the latest software reflash.
-Could also be a bad coil pack.

9. Misfires


Background/Symptom:
-Misfiring either under idle or under boost.
-Scan for DTC’s. See which cylinder is misfiring, and swap coils and or plugs to see if the misfire follows.
-Coil pack misfire (non-fire, lol) symptoms are shorter duration, rather violent, and also result in backfires from unburnt fuel entering the exhaust system. The MIL usually starts flashing. Car may or may not go into limp.

Solution:
-Replace coils and/or plugs
-Could be a bad fuel injector



Video:

jaybquick@JHM

These 2 videos will show you just about all you need to know about how the inside works and the linkage on the outside.

Video of the innerworkings and issues of the Audi 6 speed transhttp://audishifter.com/videos/Innerworkings_and_issues_of_the_B5_S4_6-speed_trans.wmv

Video of the external linkage and issues of the Audi 6 speed trans http://audishifter.com/videos/External_Linkage_and_issues_of_all_audi_6-speed_trans.wmv

I am not the originator of the thread. For more info: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?&id=3366758&postid=40575618

a4b7
08-07-2007, 10:11 PM
wow nice and informative writeup...vote for a sticky[up]

a4b7
08-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Ive ran into the tumble flap issue before since I had a code stating that it was stuck open. It threw a CEL, and I had it checked out and the dealership said there wasnt anything wrong and they did the update on the computer.(This was before I was chipped). Your stated solution was that it had to be replaced, but the techs didn't inform me of replacing anything and that the perform TSB should fix it. How much does it cost to replace the flap?

10MPG
08-07-2007, 10:19 PM
nice writeup Antonio [up]

Nico
08-07-2007, 10:27 PM
Awesome write up... This will be very useful for many people. Thanks for all your efforts.

4flow
08-08-2007, 12:00 AM
nice writeup Antonio

Thanks Nelson, thanks gang. [:)]


(Solution: The intake manifold flap motor needs to be replaced. ) How much does it cost to replace the flap?

I do not know how much it cost, parts and labor. My advice is this:

Research tuners, and Euro shops around your area that provides a reasonable service than the dealers. You will find one[:)] But start with the dealer first, fish them out for part numbers, and labor cost. Proceed from there.

I know it's not much of an answer, but it's a start.

B7AudiA4
08-08-2007, 12:09 AM
Wow, this is great!

pyrobecks
08-08-2007, 07:28 AM
Awesome job

[up][up][up][up]

1SICKAUDI
08-08-2007, 07:49 AM
Really Nice Thread..

Sticky it

Rotond0000
08-08-2007, 08:44 AM
WOW. sticky this ASAP

INTEGRATION
08-08-2007, 08:53 AM
STICKY THIS! Someone finally made a REAL post of the year.

Queens4Banger
08-08-2007, 09:42 AM
Very informative...Sticky

SD Turbo
08-08-2007, 11:48 AM
[up][up][up] 4flow... Awesome...

gods_kitchen
08-08-2007, 11:55 AM
Very nice job [up] sticky!

Rotond0000
08-08-2007, 10:12 PM
BUMP. this thing needs a sticky![up][up][up]

DrewBo
08-08-2007, 10:50 PM
great info.. thanks

4-tified
08-09-2007, 06:42 AM
Thanks Nelson, thanks gang. [:)]



I do not know how much it cost, parts and labor. My advice is this:

Research tuners, and Euro shops around your area that provides a reasonable service than the dealers. You will find one[:)] But start with the dealer first, fish them out for part numbers, and labor cost. Proceed from there.

I know it's not much of an answer, but it's a start.


Great post, good info. [up]

My 2006 A4 has been great. I haven't had these issues, and I hope it stays that way. [:)]
The "cold start" isn't really that problematic for me though. My 325i used to have a similar issue once in a while, especially in cold weather/cold start.

You may want to consider adding window regulators to the list.
There have been some who have had a problem. I had my drivers rear window reg replaced as it was faulty from day 1.

rbecker
08-09-2007, 07:56 AM
Great info, thanks. What does WOT mean?

audisarecool
08-09-2007, 09:37 AM
Great info, thanks. What does WOT mean?

Wide Open Throttle

Rotond0000
08-09-2007, 09:18 PM
ttt - great thread.[up][hail]

Dangler
08-10-2007, 01:57 PM
correct part # for audi breather hose with check valve 06d-103-215

the vw and audi breather hose are very different. i compared the two first hand...and the vw is very much shorter than the audi breather hose.

guyjusthere
08-12-2007, 10:08 AM
bump & vote for sticky

blkb7
08-12-2007, 11:16 PM
great post!! [up]

i would add third gear grind, though i don't know how you would fix it other than bring it to the dealer

4flow
08-13-2007, 07:48 AM
Video added

VZWalex
05-07-2008, 06:32 PM
this is the best write up ever !

muffinman
05-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Sticky prease

... and isn't the DV on revision "G" now?

a4dc89
05-08-2008, 09:52 AM
Bump, Sticky

Tiesto
05-08-2008, 09:57 AM
Thank you for posting this, a sticky is in order. [up]

sline_va
05-08-2008, 11:14 AM
Damn, this is a good thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Admin
05-09-2008, 01:52 PM
We will be Stickying this.

If you guys have questions, need help, or have something to bring to our attention, send one of us a PM or post in the Help/Feedback Forum (http://audizine.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15).

Thank you.

PS: We will be cleaning up this thread a bit, as well as giving it a better more descriptive subject/title.

jahciple
05-09-2008, 02:25 PM
some good information <subscribed>

Jersey Stephen
05-11-2008, 08:31 PM
woow are cars are build like shit

Ski DraGoN
05-11-2008, 09:38 PM
woow are cars are build like shit

LMAO!

muffinman
05-19-2008, 01:50 PM
woow are cars are build like shit

proof that our education system = FAIL

thanks for the sticky [up]

D-techniK
05-19-2008, 05:24 PM
Awesome write-up. To me this is what Forums are about. Staying ahead of our cars.
Putting heads together and sharing the knowledge. Its great to surprise techs and troubleshoot car better than them.[up] For sticky.

rlopez
06-05-2008, 06:03 PM
This is an excellent example of the purpose of a Forum

pure289
06-12-2008, 05:30 PM
you forgot to add the 3rd gear synchros on the manual trans

highlandarx
07-22-2008, 10:57 AM
To prevent such problems, I have consulted my Audi Dealer (Paul Miller of Parsippany) and asked them if they would replace some of the parts with the updated parts free of charge since my B7 is still under warranty. I am almost certain, although I haven't actually checked, that I definitely don't have the updated part #'s that you have mentioned in this writeup. The dealer said that if they didn't get a memo for a recall of a part# for my particular car, they're not going to replace anything. Is there a more tactical way to approach this? I plan to GIAC my car eventually, and for that I will need the latest fuel pump for example, which I doubt my car has now. Even though it hasn't failed yet, I should be able to get it replaced free of charge as a preventative measure, right?

Sanjman
07-22-2008, 11:07 AM
To prevent such problems, I have consulted my Audi Dealer (Paul Miller of Parsippany) and asked them if they would replace some of the parts with the updated parts free of charge since my B7 is still under warranty. I am almost certain, although I haven't actually checked, that I definitely don't have the updated part #'s that you have mentioned in this writeup. The dealer said that if they didn't get a memo for a recall of a part# for my particular car, they're not going to replace anything. Is there a more tactical way to approach this? I plan to GIAC my car eventually, and for that I will need the latest fuel pump for example, which I doubt my car has now. Even though it hasn't failed yet, I should be able to get it replaced free of charge as a preventative measure, right?

no way... audi dealer won't get reimbursed or even look at your car if there is no engine code related to the issue or symptoms stated on the TSB. You have a 2007 so you should have most of the latest parts... Recalls are different then technical service bulletins and recalls are usually replaced whether it has failed or not due to safety precautions. TSBs are more the knowledge of the mechanic at the dealers to know how to root cause a failure much easier. If it ain't failing it won't get fixed/replaced.

audidriver4ever
10-16-2008, 10:13 AM
Great post!! [up]

rams456
11-02-2008, 05:41 PM
woow are cars are build like shit

then why did you buy one???
if you want a car thats reliable go buy a honda [>_<]

Sharkfin
11-04-2008, 07:08 AM
I am going to the dealer today to get some of these issues looked at before my factory warranty runs out soon, thanks to the OP!

cab7a4
11-13-2008, 12:44 PM
awesome write up!!!!

RVT
01-31-2009, 07:28 AM
Images have gone missing as of Jan 09...
Any chance of getting them back?

Thanks for the write-up
Vince

chaze
02-11-2009, 10:45 PM
I thought somebody mentioned this before, but I've done some mild searching, and haven't come across anything yet.

Has anybody experienced what happened to me twice today... in that my sunroof "tilt-up" MOVED without me being anywhere near the controls??

I was driving and crossed an elongated speed bump, heard the sunroof motor and noticed it had opened about halfway. It later twitched again driving on smooth road.

I wouldn't be paranoid if I hadn't recently found out that when my car was CPO'd, the only thing that was replaced was the sunroof mechanism.

Any tips guys?

chaze
02-12-2009, 12:51 PM
I thought somebody mentioned this before, but I've done some mild searching, and haven't come across anything yet.

Has anybody experienced what happened to me twice today... in that my sunroof "tilt-up" MOVED without me being anywhere near the controls??

I was driving and crossed an elongated speed bump, heard the sunroof motor and noticed it had opened about halfway. It later twitched again driving on smooth road.

I wouldn't be paranoid if I hadn't recently found out that when my car was CPO'd, the only thing that was replaced was the sunroof mechanism.

Any tips guys?

Edit: had it fixed under warranty. Bad potentiometer in the dial.
{bump}

viperdsa
03-10-2009, 09:00 PM
wrong thread

Drive Fast
03-17-2009, 10:39 AM
I was having all the symptoms of Cam Lobe wear. It haven't been able to get it to do it in about 4 to 6 months and since the soft codes have disappeared. Unfortunately the warranty is over in 15,000! Hope it throws some codes so I can get it fixed before.

Is there another fuel pump available that would have greater reach to the Lobe or is the only solution to replace the Cam.



Also, just had to have my PVC changed by Audi...

Slovak84
05-26-2009, 07:53 PM
Did anybody have any issues with the Timing belt in a 2008 A4 (B7) 2.0T?
Last week I noticed a belt was squeeling after cold start but the noise was gone like 5 minutes later. The squeel was not to bad but annoying enough, I took it in to the dealer and they said they replaced the timing belt (Under Warranty) is the service manager bull shitting? the Car has 19,000 miles and is not pushed or abused !

Jer
05-26-2009, 08:00 PM
Either they told you wrong or you heard wrong because a timing belt won't squeel unless it's a tensioner or something but there's little to no drag on a tensioner so if it failed it could but that's the part that would need replaced, not the t-belt. It would have to be an accesory belt.
Did anybody have any issues with the Timing belt in a 2008 A4 (B7) 2.0T?
Belt won't Last week I noticed a belt was squeeling after cold start but the noise was gone like 5 minutes later. The squeel was not to bad but annoying enough, I took it in to the dealer and they said they replaced the timing belt (Under Warranty) is the service manager bull shitting? the Car has 19,000 miles and is not pushed or abused !

prospero
06-09-2009, 02:16 PM
Can someone update information regarding:

a) DV - please update to new revision (Upgraded OEM Diverter Valve, Electronic (06H 145 710 D)
b) Timing Belt issues?
c) Dipped headlamp issues...
d) PCV fix? (new kit by BSH - http://www.shop.gngmotorsports.net/product.sc?categoryId=-1&productId=171)

sunny.s.
06-24-2009, 09:33 AM
so i have a b6 but im forced to sell it because of so many issues and without warranty i cant afford to fix them...

im lookin into to a b7 either 06' 07', so is there a good mileage to get these at?im goin for as low as possible, do most of these problems generally occur within the warranty period?

just trying to get as much info as possible so i dont want a repeat, thanks

groundround
06-30-2009, 06:54 AM
Have had the crankcase ventilation valve go on me and it was many trips back to the dealer and headaches for them to actually find out the problem was the crankcase ventilation valve. My car would idle up and down from almost stalling to 3000 RPM's, and was out of warranty when they finally found out the problem.

I lost it on the service guy and exploded right there on the spot and they ended up doing it for free :)

chaze
06-30-2009, 07:29 AM
Have had the crankcase ventilation valve go on me and it was many trips back to the dealer and headaches for them to actually find out the problem was the crankcase ventilation valve. My car would idle up and down from almost stalling to 3000 RPM's, and was out of warranty when they finally found out the problem.

I lost it on the service guy and exploded right there on the spot and they ended up doing it for free :)
I just had this replaced at 25k miles. Did your car shudder hardly at startup?

moedog
07-07-2009, 07:25 AM
Great Post...

2006 A4 B7 2.0T

I have a cylinder 1 missfire [headbang]... i swapped plugs n coil packs to see if missfire follows (separately of course)[wrench]. It didnt so I replaced the injector, but I still have the misfire! someone plz help!!! [=(]

Hyphy
07-14-2009, 01:26 PM
Add this if you don't mind:

Official Cam follower thread:
http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=295208

Latin Audi
07-28-2009, 08:06 AM
Any way to get the pics re-uploaded? Thanks!

illegitimus
07-28-2009, 09:32 AM
Great Post...

2006 A4 B7 2.0T

I have a cylinder 1 missfire [headbang]... i swapped plugs n coil packs to see if missfire follows (separately of course)[wrench]. It didnt so I replaced the injector, but I still have the misfire! someone plz help!!! [=(]
Need to use Vag-com to pull the codes. Got MIL?

CX-7&A4
07-28-2009, 08:54 PM
What about the CVT oil line tearing.. I had this problem and a few others as well.

allworldauto
09-23-2009, 03:25 PM
What can you say about the smell of cat urine in an A4? 4 Days after we brought it home it started. Whole garage smells from it. Inside the car it is very strong odor.

illegitimus
09-23-2009, 08:09 PM
What can you say about the smell of cat urine in an A4? 4 Days after we brought it home it started. Whole garage smells from it. Inside the car it is very strong odor. I can say that it can be pretty bad. Replace the cabin filter and run the heater with fan on. You've got some serious mold issue in the vent ducts. You can use foggers or an ozone machine to circulate odor neutralizers in the car as well if replacing the filter does not help.

andyisgood
10-18-2009, 12:09 AM
7. Tumble flap failure

Quote:
Background:
The tumble flap motor is prone to failure. This is probably the most common problem I’ve seen when scanning cars with the vag-com. A little background on how the tumble flap works:


Quote:
Symptoms:

You may see the following DTC’s
-012599 - Intake Manifold Runner Control: Basic Setting not Completed
P3137 - 001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
-008196 - Intake Manifold Flap; Bank 1: Stuck Open
P2004 - 008 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
- 012600 - Intake Manifold Runner Control: Regulation Deviation
P3138 - 008 - Implausible Signal - MIL ON

Solution: The intake manifold flap motor needs to be replaced.

anyone knows if this causes a rough start? my car was shaking while starting up but runs completely fine.... (at least on the 5 km trip to the dealer). The dealer told me it is something about the intake manifold... so i am guess it's this problem....

diabolical1
10-23-2009, 10:34 PM
c) Dipped headlamp issues...


+1

any solutions to this? the dealer replaced the headlights and ballasts, and though they don't go out as much as they did, the left side still goes out every so often.

joseb
11-04-2009, 10:03 AM
+1

any solutions to this? the dealer replaced the headlights and ballasts, and though they don't go out as much as they did, the left side still goes out every so often.

Don't have a fix, but when I mentioned this to my dealer they claimed it could be a software issue...? Can't remember now what exactly needed to be updated, but I do remember that they wanted $200 to "maybe fix the problem". This has become a big annoyance for me, now both sides flicker on and off.

xcuter
11-16-2009, 11:28 AM
Don't have a fix, but when I mentioned this to my dealer they claimed it could be a software issue...? Can't remember now what exactly needed to be updated, but I do remember that they wanted $200 to "maybe fix the problem". This has become a big annoyance for me, now both sides flicker on and off.

very annoying and dangerous. Cant we file a class action lawsuit for Audi to resolve this problem. Sometimes both my headlight will go out at the same time.

joseb
11-18-2009, 08:33 AM
very annoying and dangerous. Cant we file a class action lawsuit for Audi to resolve this problem. Sometimes both my headlight will go out at the same time.

Actually, my car is sitting in an Audi service bay this very minute for this issue. I set up the appointment and told them the problem, along with mentioning this TSB: Dipped Headlight TSB (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsummary.cfm?tsbs_id=10030630&prod_id=214811&year=2006&make=AUDI&model=A4&type=VEHICLE)

And they agreed that it was a problem. No word on what they'll do to fix it, or if they'll fix it at all. I'll report back later after I pick her up.

joseb
11-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Actually, my car is sitting in an Audi service bay this very minute for this issue. I set up the appointment and told them the problem, along with mentioning this TSB: Dipped Headlight TSB (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsummary.cfm?tsbs_id=10030630&prod_id=214811&year=2006&make=AUDI&model=A4&type=VEHICLE)

And they agreed that it was a problem. No word on what they'll do to fix it, or if they'll fix it at all. I'll report back later after I pick her up.


Well, the car was at the dealership all day Wednesday and they couldn't reproduce the issue. They gave the car back but I haven't had it happen to me since then. They recommended leaving the car there for a few days this week, so it's going back to them on Wednesday for a few days. Again, I'll let you guys know if I hear anything.

ChampionV63.2
12-14-2009, 10:01 AM
Well, the car was at the dealership all day Wednesday and they couldn't reproduce the issue. They gave the car back but I haven't had it happen to me since then. They recommended leaving the car there for a few days this week, so it's going back to them on Wednesday for a few days. Again, I'll let you guys know if I hear anything.

I have the same problem and it has already been fixed once and they changed the xenon bulbs at that time as well. I am told they will not do the bulbs again...i have the pay this time.

Also, do any of these issues apply to the 3.2 besides the a/c?

CleverA4Name
02-12-2010, 08:06 AM
Is there anyway to get the pictures rehosted on a site that works? I can host them on my school site if needed.

joseb
02-15-2010, 09:41 AM
Well, the car was at the dealership all day Wednesday and they couldn't reproduce the issue. They gave the car back but I haven't had it happen to me since then. They recommended leaving the car there for a few days this week, so it's going back to them on Wednesday for a few days. Again, I'll let you guys know if I hear anything.

Sorry for the long delay in posts, the car came back from the dealer back in November and I have not had the headlight issue since then.

bullomar
03-17-2010, 04:21 PM
Hi, can I ask you please to investigate, what did the dealer do?! Did they replace something or just made a software update?
I have the same problem with my 2006 b7 and my bi-xenon lights. It flickers and goes off all the time... I think most of us have the same issues with their head lamps so it would be great to share your expirience with us.

Thanks

Omar

joseb
04-21-2010, 03:29 PM
Hi, can I ask you please to investigate, what did the dealer do?! Did they replace something or just made a software update?
I have the same problem with my 2006 b7 and my bi-xenon lights. It flickers and goes off all the time... I think most of us have the same issues with their head lamps so it would be great to share your expirience with us.

Thanks

Omar

Well the dealer ended up replacing both lights under the extended warranty. A different dealer wanted to try flashing some software but also wanted $150 for their effort and weren't sure that it would even help.

wootwoot
12-15-2012, 07:55 PM
Can we add thermostat and engine mounts to the list?

audidriver4ever
12-16-2012, 07:58 AM
Can we add thermostat and engine mounts to the list?

I do not have Prolems with these items. What's wrong with them @ yours?

wootwoot
12-16-2012, 08:40 AM
I do not have Prolems with these items. What's wrong with them @ yours?

There are a lot of threads with motor mount issues and thermostat issues on cars with 50k+ miles. Some of these common issues I have rarely even seen in the forum like broken intake ducting or air conditioning not working. This thread was started in 2007 so perhaps a refresh is in order.

mjfrizz
12-27-2012, 07:27 AM
Exactly the thread I was looking for...thanks to all involved, only major common issue I've encountered was piston rings...however I owned a b6 for 8 years before current, so I'm used to the attention these cars require...after u fix most of these yourself, u form a relationship with the design of these cars...they are definitely not "build like shit"