Cabriolet Convertible Top Mechanism May Fail Due to Hydraulic Fluid Leaks on Audi Cabriolet

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.

Problem Data
RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 100,812 (20,000–225,000)
5 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998
15 people reported this problem
Viewing 1 - 9 of 9 comments
convertible top will not retract either direction
reservoir leaks like a sief. to costly to repair. not cost prohibited
Reservoir on top pump was cracked, fluid leaked out and top was inoperative. Also truck lock actuator was bad and had to be replaced.
Convertible top motor hydraulic fluid reservoir leaks. Hairline cracks in plastic reservoir.
convt topwill not operate
Started as a very slow leak. Now a larger leak.
Mine is a 2008 audi A3. This is second time hydraulic motor gone now audi want 1400 quid!!!!!
convertible top motor pump leaks
making noise with putting top down or up