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1996 Audi A4

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1996 Audi A4 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

Drive Train -- Verified

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

1996 Audi A4 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 13, 1997

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.

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Electrical & Lights, May 31, 1996

Summary: THE HORN CAN WORK ONLY INTERMITTENTLY DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL GROUND CONTACT.

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Electrical & Lights, November 27, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AS A RESULT OF A PROBLEM IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF THE IGNITION SWITCH, THE ANCHOR POINT OF THE SPRING MAY CRACK. THIS COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE THE RETURN SPRING FORCE TO BE INSUFFICIENT FOR RETURNING THE IGNITION KEY TO THE RUNNING POSITION AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE.

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Electrical & Lights, July 6, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE PLASTIC IGNITION SWITCH HOUSING CAN FRACTURE AT THE RETURN SPRING ANCHOR POINT. FRACTURE OF THE HOUSING COULD CAUSE THE RETURN SPRING FORCE TO BE INSUFFICIENT FOR RETURNING THE IGNITION KEY TO THE RUNNING POSITION AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE.

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1996 Audi A4 Questions and Answers

laurenaudi, 1996 Audi A4, Wilmington, NC

When I'm driving, the initial acceleration of the vehicle is fine but when I get up to 35-45 mph the car sputters. What is causing my car to do this?

woodb1, 1996 Audi A4, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Any idea how much it would cost to install a Power Train Control Module if I already have the part? A range would be fine.

wsteele, 1996 Audi A4, Bowie, MD

Temp guage show car is overheating but car is not. Are there sensors that need to be replaced?

beast031, 1996 Audi A4, V6, Lawrenceville, GA

i have a 1996 Audi A4 body with 98' Engine and transmission. The exact problem is the ECM does not communicate with the TCM. The engine and transmission both work, they just need to be program...

inkey69, 1996 Audi A4, Madison, AL

To begin with, the engine never starts without heavy pedal assistance from me. When I stop revving the engine (when cold or hot) the rev counter flutters above and below 1000rpm with the engine str...

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