Cabriolet Convertible Top Mechanism May Fail Due to Hydraulic Fluid Leaks on Audi Cabriolet

The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.

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Average mileage: 100,812 (20,000–225,000)
5 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998
14 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1994 Audi Cabriolet125,000
Convertible top motor hydraulic fluid reservoir leaks. Hairline cracks in plastic reservoir.
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1997 Audi Cabriolet225,000
Started as a very slow leak. Now a larger leak.
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1994 Audi Cabriolet77,000
reservoir leaks like a sief. to costly to repair. not cost prohibited
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1996 Audi Cabriolet77,500
convertible top will not retract either direction
Mine is a 2008 audi A3. This is second time hydraulic motor gone now audi want 1400 quid!!!!!
1995 Audi Cabriolet120,000
Reservoir on top pump was cracked, fluid leaked out and top was inoperative. Also truck lock actuator was bad and had to be replaced.
1997 Audi Cabriolet72,000
convt topwill not operate
1994 Audi Cabriolet20,000
convertible top motor pump leaks
making noise with putting top down or up
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