Minimum Oil Light Indicator every 500-800 miles on Audi A4

Average mileage: 62,055 (35,000–107,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010
21 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
2007 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo46,000
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.
2007 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo52,000
My cas had this problem since day one and at 30000 they ended up replacing the engine block, only that cured the problem.
2010 Audi A4- 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo35,000
Bought 2010 pre-owned in 2012. I have always changed oil regularly in all the cars that I have owned, and have NEVER had to add oil between changes until I got this car. Repeated asked dealership to look for leaks, which they never could find. A few months ago I received a letter about a resolved class action suit for just this issue. Brought in to to dealer, who--after several rounds of tests--confirmed that my car does have the problem. Parts are finally in, but they are having trouble finding time to fit me in, as apparently they are doing a lot of these repairs. At this point, I am adding a quart every time I fill the tank. It is not leaking externally, so I am concerned about the long-term health of the engine. Dealer is not showing any interest in covering the cost of the repair, despite what the class action letter says. Personally I believe they should offer me a free engine sludge cleaning and anything else needed to return the engine to pristine condition. They have not been forthcoming, so, I'm going to Honda and Volkswagen to look for a new car.
2009 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo50,000
Same issue. Oil light coming on between services/oil change. Adding a quart or 2 before it was time to have the oil changed. Did some research and found out that there has been a recall on these models. Took it to the dealer where they had us document when the light came on the next time and bring it in for repair. They are fixing the piston rings and hopefully this will solve the issue. There have been reports of some Audi's needing complete new engines if this fix doesn't work. As the car is around 75K miles now, they have recommended that we change the timing chain and water pump while they do the pistons. No labor charge but still cost to the tune of $900. Is that fair? Not sure as I don't know enough about the cost of parts & repairs. So we shall see... If this doesn't fix it, we will bring it in again and demand that they do a new engine! Husband wants to sell the car as the maintenance issues are becoming quite costly, but I feel we should hold onto it after we have already spent the money! As for buying another Audi? Love the car but it is much more costly than the other vehicles we've had.
2010 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
My Audi A4 1.8L Turbo using every 500km 1 litar oil. The car was serviced and they cant find any problem , they think it is manufacturing fault. How I can know is it paticular model of the car part od the National recall? Thank You Ved
2009 Audi A4- 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo53,000
I bought my 2009 Audi on 9/11/15 from international auto wholesalers I noticed that the check engine light was on. They agreed to fix They scheduled an appt to bring it back in a week the 2nd day driving I noticed the oil light came on I added oil and 3 days later it came on again took it to the place where I bought it from they added 2 quarts of oil then a couple days later it came on again they then replaced some sensors thinking that was the problem oil light keeps coming on it now has 57000 miles every 200 miles I'm having to add oil. This problem needs to be fixed at no cost
2010 Audi A493,000
My A4 2.0 uses a quart of oil every 300- 400 so I'm adding a quart every time I fill up its ridiculous
2009 Audi A4- 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo67,000
Have to refill oil every 500-800 miles usually every two weeks. Dealership cant figure out problem and wants to charge me 160$ just to run tests.
2007 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo72,000
I purchased this car six months ago. This is the second time I had to put a quarter of oil in the engine as described by others in this website. I didn't visit a dealer yet. My guarranty expired.
2009 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo54,000
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
2009 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo46,000
just had serves 4 weeks a go oil light come on saying needs oil
2009 Audi A4- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo38,000
Oil light on.
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