The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.
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Audi Cabriolet Problems
An External oil leak may develop from the valley pan gasket (under the intake manifold) and/or the head gasket.
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.
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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.
Various bushings—located around the subframe, suspension, and steering—deteriorate with age. A clunking noise when driving over bumps, accelerating, or stopping may be a sign of worn bushings.
Audi Cabriolet Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.Learn more »
Summary: DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND CAN CAUSE SOME ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES TO MALFUNCTION.Learn more »
Audi Cabriolet Questions and Answers
Lifting up the latch on the side of the seat won't unlatch the seat-back so I can fold it forward and get into the back seat. Not a huge problem since I normally drive it alone, but....makes ...
How much labor time is required to replace the power steering pump? 1994 audi cab
Audi Cabriolet Reviews
My 1994 Cabriolet has 63,000 miles. I purchased it new. Timimg belt has never been changed. When would you suggest changing it? What would be approximate cost?
We have a 1996 Cabriolet and every single thing works still!
We need to replace the plastic rear window thats it!
This car has been almost problem free since purchase (2001).
Regular service and garaging have been responsible for most of that condition, however no major repairs have been necessary since then.