Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
Average mileage: 124,418 (15,000–226,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.8L V6, 3.0L V6
14 model years affected: 1997
, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
45 people reported this problem
Engine light didn't go off when I started the car. Drove 100 miles to home, and when we stopped, the car was idling very rough. We noticed a big oil spot the size of a fruit pie where we had parked the car. Took car to mechanic today and are waiting to hear the diagnosis. For the first 3 years we had the car we were putting oil in the car every 700 miles or so. They finally did an oil consumption test and acknowledged that there was a major problem which many other Audi owners had as well. Thankfully it was totally covered because it was thousands of dollars!!