Car Problem Reports
Audi A4 Minimum Oil Light Indicator every 500-800 miles
Audi A4 Problem
Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
Average Mileage: 63,636 mi (38,000 mi - 107,000 mi)
2007 Audi A4 2.0 turbo needing a quart of oil every 500-800mi under normal/easy driving conditions. The light came on everytime but still not efficient or normal for it to be needing oil. Bought the car Pre-Certified in March 10 and by April 10, it needed a quart of oil. Dealer added oil and sent us on the way. May 10, another quart of oil, dealer fixed it and noted the use may not be correct and wanted to see us in 600-630 miles to check oil again. June 10, oil light on yet again. Dealer added oil and took mileage down to start official documentation. They kept it for 3 days to do "oil consumption" test and a few others. Dealer deemed it as a Turbo issue and replaced some valves around it. July10, Oil light on again. Dealer keeps car for 1 week and does yet again, "oil consumption" test and tells us to come back in 600-630miles exactly to drop it off. September 10, back at dealer due to oil light, AGAIN! They decide to look at the piston rings and see if they can finally check to see where the oil is going since never leaking out of the car. They find that the piston rings need to be replaced. Approx. 1 week process if all goes right. It took them 2 weeks due to them having to wait on a certain machine they needed from another section of their shop. They gave us a Porsche Cayenne to drive for the mean time. When they took the front part of the engine off there was gunk build up on all the pistons where the oil had leaked through the rings and entered into the combustion chamber. They re-ringed the pistons, checked the air valves(intake&fuel) cleaned the piston heads and put it all back together. This cost me nothing but some gas for the loaner that we brought back on Empty due to it being an absolute gas guzzler.
It has now been approx. 1000miles and nothing more has come up on the oil issue. The dealer was fair, showed me everything they did with the engine in person, (i asked for them to let me see the pistons and valves personally) the mechanic was very, very helpful and spoke in terms that was easily understood. Everyone has experienced this light it seems. I would highly advise you to talk with your dealer promptly and respectfully but sternly so that this issue can be resolved. The piston rings failed to keep the oil out of the area's that weren't for it and the car never showed any signs of leaking. It simply consumed it all internally. Smoking out of the exhaust was never noticed either. I'm happy that as of now, it's fixed. Total Cost:$ Zero Dollars. I again want to thank the dealer but I also want to encourage any of you experiencing this to contact your dealer and work a deal with them if you're out of warranty. Audi needs to be aware of this and it's happening frequently from what I read. I thought we were goign to have to lemmon it. Please contact me for any further questions or concerns. Thanks Audi, you drive so well when you're running right.
Visitor, 2007 Audi A4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 52,000 mi
My cas had this problem since day one and at 30000 they ended up replacing the engine block, only that cured the problem.
Visitor, 2009 Audi A4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 54,000 mi
Bought the car used at a dealership , 39000 miles. Noticed it needed oil between oilchanges(never experienced that before, with Mercedes or BMW cars in my history) brought it to dealership where they happily topped it off. How nice I thought, nieve fool. Then the frequency of needing oil became shorter mileage wise. Brought it to my own mechanic for a check, he said needing a quart every 1000 miles not out of specs, really? Then we really started watching need for oil, went from a quart every thousand to down to three hundred miles. Again like a lot of peoples commits, no huge puddles on the floor, where's it going? As I write this I sit in another specialty shop for a diagnosis. But from what I've been reading I'm nervous about the rings and pistons being the problem. Audi should take responsibility for this issue. Of course I'm out of warranty now and I'm not spending thousands to repair
Visitor, 2009 Audi A4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 46,000 mi
just had serves 4 weeks a go oil light come on saying needs oil
Visitor, 2009 Audi A4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 38,000 mi
Oil light on.