The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.
1998 Audi Cabriolet Problem Reports
Most Reported 1998 Audi Cabriolet Problem Reports
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.
Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment problems.
After the car has been driven for about 15 mins and I am sitting at a light (or idle) and the motor fan kicks on, it sends a faint smoke through my vents once the fan kicks off and with that smoke, it leaves a light brown oily film. What could this be? I am baffled, to say the very least!