Multi-Link Suspension Components May Wear Prematurely on Audi A4

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.

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Average mileage: 89,221 (40,000–138,327)
15 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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1998 Audi A4 138,327 mi,
Lots of noise over bumps and clunks when applying brakes. Lower rear control arms worn. Replace to fix
2004 Audi A4 102,000 mi,
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
2005 Audi A4 95,000 mi,
control arm bushing worn and require replacement of upper/lower control arms
2005 Audi A4 75,000 mi,
same problem but cannot locate noise
2004 Audi A4 85,000 mi,
At 85'000 miles had to exchange one of the drive shafts, at 95000 the other side drive shaft as well! Way too early! Car started shaking on acceleration...
2006 Audi A4 40,000 mi,
rough riding. having struts replaced.