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
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1996 Audi Cabriolet 77,500 mi,
convertible top will not retract either direction
1994 Audi Cabriolet 77,000 mi,
reservoir leaks like a sief. to costly to repair. not cost prohibited
1994 Audi Cabriolet 125,000 mi,
Convertible top motor hydraulic fluid reservoir leaks. Hairline cracks in plastic reservoir.
1995 Audi Cabriolet 120,000 mi,
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 Cabriolet 72,000 mi,
convt topwill not operate
1997 Audi Cabriolet 225,000 mi,
Started as a very slow leak. Now a larger leak.
Mine is a 2008 audi A3. This is second time hydraulic motor gone now audi want 1400 quid!!!!!
1994 Audi Cabriolet 20,000 mi,
convertible top motor pump leaks
making noise with putting top down or up